London: R. Groombridge, 1845. 1st Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/Near Fine / No Jacket. Item #004970
Volume One only of a two-volume set. 8vo.,382pp. Beautiful First British and true First Edition, published six years before the US edition published by Appleton. Full brown calf. Four raised bands with five compartments. Title stamped in gilt upon a maroon spine label in #2. Volume # also in gilt upon a black leather label in #4. Marbled end-papers. Square, tight and clean throughout. Some moderate rubbing to edges and hinges but still quite well preserved. Contemporary ownership signature lightly and neatly written on the ffep. A very pretty collectable copy of a quite uncommon title with only one set, ex-lib., in the marketplace.