First Edition. Very Good. Item #4975
New York: Charles Scribner & Company, 1872. First Edition. Octavo; 685pp +5pp ads. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Covers edgeworn with bumping to corners and spine ends, along with a few smudges and a couple small runs to cloth. Opens easily to between a few gatherings, else binding is sound. Pages unmarked. 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 30 years. His clippings from rare book catalogs logging other copies laid in at back.