Very Good. Item #5231
London: Samuel Bagster and Sons, [N.d., possibly 1880s]. Later Edition. Small Quarto. 784 pages. Prize binding. Red leather boards with gilt emblem of Haileybury College on front, gilt border and spine ornamentation, and gilt dentelles to turn-ins. Marbled page edges and endpapers. Prize bookplate on front pastedown to W.L. Ogle for "Diligentiae Praemium." Boards are heavily worn with some scuffing down spine. Two inches of separation at bottom of front hinge, but boards holding. Spine ends and corners are chpped and cracked in spots. Sturdy in binding and pages are bright.
From the estate of Presidential speechwriter, author, and language maven William Safire.