Good / No Dust Jacket. Item #000462
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1886. First Edition. Octavo; ix, 678pp. All illustrations present. Green cloth-covered boards with gilt and red lettering and decoration. Front joint splitting at bottom quarter, with front board nearly separated from text block down front hinge and holding by just middle and top stitches. Spine cloth beginning to pull away from text block as well. Boards otherwise bumped at corners and frayed at spine ends, with a large patch of scratching to cloth on back panel. Rear hinge shaky but secure. Small bookplate stating "From Dr. J. C. Hall, Millerstown, Perry Co. Penn" with number and date unfilled on front free endpaper. Engraved frontis has offset to tissue guard and a bit more lightly onto full title page. Occasional toning from a few laid-in cards and newsclippings. Newspaper article "The Story of the Flag" attached to back free endpaper with a small nail. Pages toned but otherwise unmarked. Page binding itself is sound. In rough shape given binding issues with front board, but a workable reading or repair copy. [Nevins I-124, II-73].