A New Edition Enlarged. Very Good. Item #5021
New York: J. & J. Harper, 1832. New Enlarged Edition. Octavo; 535pp. Full contemporary calf with gilt lettering and five raised bands to spine. Marbled endpapers. Bookplate of author and columnist William Safire affixed to front pastedown, with his blind embossed stamp on front free endpaper and flyleaf.
Corners are bumped and edges moderately worn. Short cracks to joints at spine ends with hinges starting, but covers are holding soundly. Flyleaf detached but present. Fore-edge is stained, with some light staining to top and bottom edges. Pages are lightly toned, older ownership signature (Jessie S. Wood) on blank preceding title page, else unmarked. Overall a sound copy.
Oldest book of English synonyms, first published in 1816.