Very Good. Item #4925
Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1821. Two Volumes in One. Octavo; vii, 320pp, viii, 323pp. Stained calf with red spine label. Bookseller's ticket of John Brewer of Providence on front pastedown. Covers a bit rubbed and bumped at corners and chipped at spine ends, with some scuffs and smudging to leather. Front free endpaper and flyleaf chipped along fore-edge. Dampstain to endpapers at bottom near gutter, involving first seven or so pages but not involving text. Some offsetting from text block and light to moderate foxing, but text is all legible. Binding is sound. This copy from the personal library of author, journalist, and speechwriter William Safire.