Parley, Peter; [Goodrich, Samuel Griswold]. Tales of Sea and Land. New York: Sheldon & Company, 1845. 
Brown blindstamped cloth, spine in gilt, 4 x 6 1/4 inches, frontis plus several additional plates, 180 pp., scattered foxing, tight. Good. Hardcover.
"The following sketches are chiefly designed to convey truthful impressions of various scenes and incidents, on sea and land, which may serve as geographical and historical illustrations for the instruction of the youthful reader. The descriptions of climate, manners and customs of nations, &c., introduced in the tales, are intended to confirm the existing state of things." - Preface.
Includes The Son of the Sea; The Snow-Drift; An Equinoctial Storm; A Hunter's Tale of Siberia; A Legend of Kamschatca; The Samiode Magician; The Japanese Christians; The Demon Exorcised - A Tale of China; The Hermitess.
Samuel Griswold Goodrich, alias Peter Parley, (1793-1860); born in Connecticut. Goodrich was a prolific author and publisher of children’s books.
“How greatly parents have been aided and encouraged – as well as children instructed and delighted – through the earlier volumes of Parley’s Magazine, Merry’s Museum, Parley’s Cabinet Library, and his numberless volumes of many kinds, who shall estimate?” – Allibone.