Hardcover. Very Good. Item #5352
Leominster, Ma.: Adams & Wilder for Isaiah Thomas, 1803. Stated 24th edition. 12mo. (18x11cm); 138 leaves. 276 pp., followed by 2 pages of advertisements.
Brown calf leather binding with lettering stamped in gold on red band on spine. Edges rubbed, corners bumped. Front hinge cracked and rear hinge starting. Text block is secure. Previous vendor's price marked in pencil on front free endpaper and a small mark in pencil on upper right corner of the title page. Mark in blue pencil on page 77. Otherwise, pages are toned, but clean and unmarked. Pages 197-200 (leaves Q3 and Q4) are bound upside down.
This book belonged to journalist and New York Times language expert William Safire.