Very Good. Item #5722
London: John Murray, 1851. Fourth Edition. 16mo; xxxii, 351pp. Engraved portrait frontis. Brown cloth-covered boards with leather spine and corners, black leather spine label, and gilt tooling to spine. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Covers lightly shelfworn with a couple bumps and scuffs to leather, a few smudges to cloth, and darkening to leather down spine. Older bookplate of unidentified previous owner on front pastedown. Foxing to frontis, with some offsetting to title page. Binding is sound and pages unmarked. This copy most recently from the personal library of journalist and language writer William Safire.