London, England: Henry Colburn, 1827. First. Applies to all three volumes unless otherwise noted: Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Brown leather spine with red label, gilt text and gilt bands on top and below the label; Half leather covers with marbled boards with significant shelfwear and edgewear, boards edgeworn, chipping along head and tail edges, considerable rubbing at corners and ends of spine, top layer of spine's leather binding nearly worn completely off - betraying the luster of well-maintained leather - some evidence of original raised bands still remains, labels intact, front and back cover leather edges and leather corners in better condition than spines, although leather still displays evidence of distress, the front and back cover marbled boards are generally clean, but are worn in clustered patches, all four corners of the the half binding somehow extend .5" beyond the leather, leading to raised and warped marbled strips paralleling the edge of the leather corners; Textblock darkened by age, moderate-to-heavy foxing prevalent throughout text, pages stiff, difficult to turn, slight musty odor, dark staining at corners of pastedowns - on reverse side of leather and marble board corners, several pages have small tears, top edge coloring faded and patchy, decorative staining along the fore and tail edges faded, light-to-moderate foxing is more prevalent, previous owners' bookplate affixed to front pastedown, name of another previous owner stamped on front free-end paper, name of likely original owner inscribed on title page; pp Vol. 1: 339; pp Vol. 2: 366; pp Vol. 3: 370. Individual Volume Notes: *Vol. 1 only, there is a crack in the binding along the spine and the front cover board, there is no separation, but the signatures are partially visible. *A page each in Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 is uncut. *Vol. 2 & 3 have loose signatures, in Vol. 2: the last signature is partially detached. *Vol 2 has a large stain along the top edge near the corner. Sale is As-Is. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. (Inventory #: 13-3-1260691)
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