Webster, MA. John Cort, Printer and Bookbinder, 1887. First edition. Hardcover. 369pp. Small octavo [20 cm] Red cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles. Very good condition. The covers are very subtly concave. The edges of the spine and covers are slightly bumped and rubbed. There is a slightly more prominent indentation in the top edge of the rear cover. The underlying boards are just peeking through along the bottom edge of the rear cover. The endsheets are mildly darkened. The edges of the endsheets are lightly foxed, and have numerous small light stains. The front endsheet is cracked along the hinge. There is a former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. There are four small light stains on the rear endsheet. The pages are browned. Item #28475
Flake 4447. Eberstadt III: 302. From the Preface- "In the accompanying pages will be found a detail of travel, novel in its character, performed by a common man, of but ordinary schooling..."