Frankfurt, Germany: Berlag von Carl Berhard Lizius, 1849. Second Edition. Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Brown spine with black text, blue binding shows through the cracks; Boards strong, generally clean, with considerable shelfwear and edgewear, Quarter-bound covers marbled, unevenly worn in patches, some worn down through decorative layers of board, some only surface abrasions, corners bumped, rubbing at corners, boards edgeworn, paper binding split along the edges of the spine, what remains of the paper binding on the spine is cracked and chipped in numerous places including a long vertical crack running the length of the spine essentially splitting the book title down the middle, blue binding materials are exposed where the paper binding has worn away, fore edges of boards darkened, and there is a dark circular stain at the tail edge of the back cover; Textblock age-toned, evidence of water damage prevalent throughout text including an overwhelming musty odor, for the first 50 pages the tail edge corners of heavier paper stock display dark stains - the stains are fainter on the lighter paper stock, pages are stiff and difficult to turn, names of previous owners inscribed on front free-end paper, text heavily marked in red ink, light foxing throughout, spine cocked, signatures loose, evidence of speckling along top and tail edges, possibility that all edges were originally marbled, but current condition of book makes it difficult to confirm, AES; pp 372. "As-Is" Rockville Non-Retail Listings. (Inventory #: 13-66-1260247)
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