Baltimore: William A. Francis, 1831. Leather Bound Hardcover. Poor. Item #207142
Leather bound hardcover, no jacket. Poor. Front cover detached; back cover almost detached, held on by 1 binding string; heavy scuffing and wear to board edges; exposing cardboard in places, rounding corners and wearing away leather finish; heavy soiling/staining to covers; sunning/age toning to covers and spine; heavy wear and large chunks missing from spine leather; rubbing/wear/cracking to spine gilt; some slanting to spine; bumping to head/foot of spine; creasing/cracking to spine leather; soiling/staining to page edges; tears to leather around covers; foxing to page edges; dust staining to top edge of pages; erosion to inside covers around edges; heavy foxing to inside covers; frontispiece pasted to inside front cover; penciled numbers to inside front cover; heavy foxing to pages; dated gift inscription inked to title page; back two endpapers and inside covers with heavy glue burning/browning and foxing; former owner's name inked to back of 2nd back endpaper; back endpaper detached; former owner's name inked to back endpaper; inked names tracing lineage from author to previous owner to back endpaper; note inked to back endpaper; large chunk missing from fore edge corner of back endpaper; back to endpapers with heavy nicks/chips/small tears/small closed tears to edges of pages; couple of dated inked notes to inside back cover.
Appears to be previously gifted to the great-great grandson of the author.