New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1858. First edition. Hardcover. 432pp. Octavo [20 cm] Brown cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and blind stamped decorative designs on the covers. Good only. The covers are gently rubbed, soiled and bumped. There is a small light moisture stain on the front cover. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There are several losses from the cloth at the head of the spine. The largest loss is along the rear joint, and measures 1 and 1/2 inches deep by 1/4 inch wide. There are also a couple of small chips in the cloth along the rear joint. There is a 1/4 inch deep by 1 inch wide loss from the cloth at the foot of the spine. The edges of the text block have multiple small light stains. The endsheets are heavily stained. There are brief notations in pencil on the rear free endsheet. The first front flyleaf is slightly abraded. There is a contemporary owner's name on the second front flyleaf. The text block is cracked multiple times. Pp. 267-286 are partially detached. The pages are browned. Item #27378
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