Very Good. Item #4919
Saratoga Springs: G.M. Davison, 1820. Octavo (8.5" x 5.25"); xv, 284pp. Leather boards with title card to spine. Covers rubbed along edges and corners with scuffing along bottom front joint and some smudging and scratching to leather. Missin front free endpaper, with half-inch strip cut along top of full title. Some writing in pen and pencil on front pastedown and top of full title. Pages toned and foxed, with some dampstaining to back pastedown and in margin of last 60 pages, not involving text. Binding is sound. This copy from the personal library of author, columnist, and former presidential speechwriter William Safire, with his bookplate on front pastedown.