London: Henry and Co., 1893. First edition. Hardcover. 562pp. Octavo [23 cm] Black cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spines and front covers. Good only. The extremities are mildly rubbed, and there are several minor stains on the covers. The spines are rolled. There are losses from the ends of the backstrips that measure 1 inch wide by 1/4 of an inch deep. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There are a handful of small ripples in the cloth covers. There are numerous splits and thin open tears in the cloth on the rear cover of volume 1 along the joint. The hinges are going, and the text blocks are cracked multiple times. The endsheets are discolored, and the pages are tanned. The front endsheet of volume 1 has a couple of small splits along the hinge, and the front endsheet of volume 2 is cracked along the entire hinge. Casada 88. Item #36313
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