1840 · London, England
Octavo; Fair-/no-DJ; Black spine with formerly gilt text, now just indentations remain; Quarter-bound covers with marbled boards, considerable shelfwear and edgewear, covers edgeworn and chipped, severe rubbing at corners, exposing the boards (if not missing), and at ends of spine, some chipping at ends of spine as well, the front and back cover marbled boards are generally clean, but are worn in clustered patches; Textblock darkened by age, moderate-to-heavy foxing prevalent throughout text, pages stiff, difficult to turn, slight musty odor, several pages have small tears and/or bent corners, top edge coloring faded and patchy, light-to-moderate foxing along the fore and tail edges; pp. Vol. 1: 320; Vol. 2: 348; Vol. 3: 339.
Individual Volume Notes:
*Vol. 1: Front cover separated and partially detached; Front cover corners worn down to the boards, back cover tail corner worn down to the board, top corner missing; Top of spine missing, textblock exposed. Cracked front inner hinge, first signature separating, several pages detached; Name of previous owner inscribed on front free-end paper; Cracked back inner hinge, last signature separating, several pages partly detached.
*Vol. 2: All corners worn down to the boards.
*Vol. 3: Front cover tail corner worn down to the board, top corner partially missing, back cover - both corners worn to the boards; Textblock separating from the binding - boards are sprung - lowest signature still in place; Signatures loose; Dead fly sandwiched in-between back free-end paper and back pastedown. eb/nd
Sale is "As-Is." 1260700. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. (Inventory #: 1260700)