Very Good. Item #6009
Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826. First American Edition. Volume 1 only of a two-volume edition. Octavo; 283pp (ending with Chapter 18). Contemporary marbled boards and leather spine with gilt lettering. Speckled textblock edges.
Panel edges and spine crown, foot, and edges chafed. Joints solid with hinges cracked both front and back; still holding well. Foxing throughout. Previous owner's signature on front pastedown.
This is Volume 1 only of the two-volume first American edition published nearly simultaneously with the British first edition.