Very Good. Item #5702
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1872. New and Revised Edition. Quarto. 860 pages. Rebound in contemporary half leather with gilt decoration, five raised bands, and red leather label to spine. Marbled endpapers and edges.
Clarke worked on the concordance for 16 years, and, although it was called 'as tedious and dull a compilation as can be imagined,' by the Morning Post of London, the scholarship has endured, and it was well received in America by William Cullen Bryant, Daniel Webster, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, among others, and they subsequently sent her a carved rosewood chair in appreciation.
Rippling along spine, rather worn at spine ends and edges, and cracked at corners. Front panel faded. Cracked at gutter but binding is holding. Hand-written note from bookseller to bookbinder laid in at front. Despite the flaws, a sound and collectible copy of an impressive and exhaustive work.