Period half-calf binding with marbled boards & eps. Maroon leather title label to spine second compartment. No wrappers bo
by Crayon, Geoffrey. [pseudonym for Irving, Washington. 1783 - 1859]
Philadelphia: H. C. Carey & I. Lea, 1825. Part I: Second [US] edition. Parts II - IV: 1st US edition, with Part II being Second state (BAL 10116). Period half-calf binding with marbled boards & eps. Maroon leather title label to spine second compartment. No wrappers bound-in. Small orange bookseller (binder?) ticket [P. Thompson / Washington City] to top left of front paste-down. Joints starting, more noticably to the front. Old lacquer application to leather. Usual foxing to paper. Overall, a VG copy.. x,  - 235, ; 212; 4; 135, ; 161,  pp. Between Parts II & III is the 4 page "Prospectus of A Collection of English Literature, Edited by Washington Irving, Esq." Cf. BAL 10114 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-1/8"
This Second US edition includes 5 pieces omitted from the 1st US published the year prior. (Inventory #: 29812)
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