John Leech. First Edition. Very Good. Item #4949
London: Richard Bentley, 1840. First Edition. Small octavo; xii, 228pp. Illustrated frontis with in text illustrations throughout. Green cloth with gilt lettering on red spine labels. Boards are square with light shelfwear, a bit of fading along top edge, and some scuffs and fading to spine labels. Pages toned with occasional light offsetting opposite illustrations, else pages unmarked. Binding is sound.
This copy from the personal library of author, journalist, and speechwriter William Safire, whose On Language column ran for 30 years in The New York Times Magazine.