Good. Item #6233
London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1868. Second Edition. Octavo; vii, 304 pp. +62 ads. Green publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and ornament to front and spine and blindstamped borders and beveled edges. Front joint split halfway up from bottom, with boards bumped and rubbed at corners and spine ends. Spine rolled and darkened, with some loosening to cloth over backing. Hinges reinforced with white cloth tape. Bookplate removed on front pastedown. Opens easily to between gatherings, with a few jutting out a bit at fore-edge, but binding is still holding. Blind-embossed Patent Library stamp on title page, but no other library marks or stamps. Pages toned but unmarked. A rather rough but workable reading copy.