Very Good. Item #4938
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851. First Edition. Octavo (8.5" x 5.5"); xv, 496pp. Swirl marbled paper-covered boards and red leather spine and corner tips, with ornate gilt lettering to spine and brown leather spine label. Gilt page edges. Bookplates of Andrew Wyllie and of author, journalist, and speechwriter William Safire on front pastedown. Boards rubbed along edges and bumped to corners and spine ends, with some soiling to leather and scuffs to paper. Boards open easily but binding is holding soundly. Pages a bit toned with some offsetting opposite bookplates, else unmarked. Binding is sound.