Second Edition. Very Good. Item #4936
Cambridge: John Bartlett, 1856. Second Edition (Revised and Enlarged). Octavo (7.75" x 5"); vi, 508pp. Modern rebinding in three-quarter gray leather and marbled boards with red spine label and gilt lettering and ornamentation to spine. Binding by Townsend Book Bindery of New Market, Virginia.
Binding is clean, sturdy, and square with only very faint shelfwear. Blind-embossed stamp of the Library of the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y. on full title with a pencil call number written on copyright page, but with no other institutional library marks, pockets, or additions. Some offsetting on title page and a few small, clean marginal tears to interior and one small tape repair at a bottom page corner, none involving text. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Specialized lexicon of words, colloquial phrases, and traditions concerning early American college life. This copy from the personal library of author, journalist, and speechwriter William Safire, whose "On Language" column ran in The New York Times Magazine for thirty years, with his bookplate on front pastedown.