Very Good. Item #4782
New York: C.M. Caxton, 1852. Early edition. Octavo; 429pp +3pp ads. Blindstamped dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Charts, graphs, and engravings throughout.
A treatise on the nature, history, and uses of manure. This copy comes from the library of William Safire, whose column "On Language," ran in the New York Times for thirty years. Safire has signed this copy on the front free endpaper and beneath his name written "(muck-raker)."
Moderately worn along edges and cloth has split along rear hinge, front edge, and at corners. Binding is sound. Pages are foxed and soiled, but legible throughout.