New York: The Macmillan Company, 1930. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; G+/No-DJ; Spine is light sunned blue with black text; Boards have rubbing and bumping to corners and edges, scratches and scuffs, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, some scratches and marks, content is clear; pp 208.
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Philadelphia: Kurt Gaebel & Sons, 1967. Number one thousand and three of thirteen hundred copies. Number one thousand and three of thirteen hundred copies; Octavo; VG+/no-DJ (slipcase); Spine is thin, tan, and fabric edge of slipcase, no text; Slipcase is sunned, general lights signs of shelf wear, some very light rubbing, sturdy and intact; Boards Have very little signs of shelf wear, some minor rubbing to boards and edges here and there, joints and hinges are strong, design is clear; Text block shows minimal signs of handling, some very light age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 30.
Philadelphia: Albert Oldach & Son, 1963. Number eleven hundred and twenty one of thirteen hundred. Number one hundred and fifty eight of thirteen hundred copies; Octavo; VG+/no-DJ (slipcase); Spine is fabric, thin, and yellow edge of slipcase, no text; Slipcase is sunned, general lights signs of shelf wear, some very light rubbing, sturdy and intact; Boards Have very little signs of shelf wear, some minor rubbing to boards and edges here and there, spine is sunned, joints and hinges are strong, design is clear; Text block shows minimal signs of handling, some very light age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 32.
Philadelphia: Oldach & Son, 1965. Number one hundred and three of thirteen hundred copies. Number one hundred and fifty eight of thirteen hundred copies; Octavo; VG+/no-DJ (slipcase); Spine is fabric, thin, and light green edge of slipcase, no text; Slipcase has some general marks and small stains, general lights signs of shelf wear, some very light rubbing, sturdy and intact; Boards Have very little signs of shelf wear, some minor rubbing to boards and edges here and there, spine is sunned, joints and hinges are strong, design is clear; Text block shows minimal signs of handling, some very light age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 44.
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1912. Reprint. Octavo, 394 pages; VG; bound in full red calf, double ruled gilt borders to boards, gilt seal of Kelly College, Tavistock to front cover; paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering, sightly sun-faded; marbled text block and endpapers; presentation bookplate to front pastedown, dated 1917; with 26 black and white plates; shelved case 4.
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. First Edition, Second State. 16mo. Red cloth; gilt lettering and illustration on front board; all edges gilt. Illustrated. Very good. Rebacked, with parts of the original spine laid down. Spine rubbed, with hinges splitting and separating at spine top. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. Text block gilt. Consignment. Case #4.
Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1900. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, white (soiled) without print; Boards in white, illustrated cloth with gold print, smudging, soiling, spotting, worn and tattered corners, edges, spine and spine caps, small surface tear to front near lower edge; Textblock has spotting and torn hinges at front endpapers and spotting rear endpapers, name in ink on front endpapers, occasional spotting/foxing to pages; 64 pages, illustrated, b&w plates.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. First Edition, First Issue. 16mo. Publisher's original red cloth stamped in gilt. Rebacked, with parts of the original spine laid down. Yellow endpapers. All edges gilt. Complete with the initial ad leaf, half-title, engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page. With the publisher's imprint within the border of the engraved vignette title. Boards rubbed and worn at extremities. Slightly cocked. Previous owner's gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Text age-toned but generally clean. Good solid copy. Shelved in Case #4.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. First Edition, Second Issue. 16mo. Publisher's original red cloth stamped in gilt. Rebacked, with original spine laid down. Yellow endpapers. All edges gilt. Complete with the initial ad leaf, half-title, engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page. With publisher's name below vignette on engraved title page. VG. Boards slightly worn at extremities. Text age-toned, but generally clean. Shelved in Case #4.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988. Folio; VG/VG; White spine with red text; DJ has minimal edgewear and surface scuffing, front cover interior flap price clipped, 0.5" closed tear on upper spine; Boards strong, clean; Textblock clean.
East Aurora, New York: The Roycroft SHop, 1902. Octavo; pp 141; G+/no-DJ; suede spine sun faded to light brown without text and green panels with gilt lettering to front, sun fading around edges, exterior has slight wear and scratches; text block has darkening to exterior edges, deckled fore edges, previous owner's name to front free end paper; interior unmarked; good, secure binding;.
New York/New Haven: Pierpont Morgan Library/Yale University Press, 1993. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. Blue, gold, and black spine with white and black text/title; dustjacket is clean with mild edgewear; boards are strong and clean; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 139.
Kansas City: Hallmark Cards, Inc. Quarto; VG-hardcover with no dust jacket; book is ex-library with classification marks on two of the pages; off white spine with gold text; boards have moderate smudges to the corners, but strong; text block has minor foxing on some pages, but clean and legible.
Pleasantville, NY: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1988. US Printing. 8vo. VG+/ - no DJ. burgundy leatherette bound HB spinewith large gilt stamped titling and boards a bright green leatherette with intricate frame surrounding titles. sharply cornered with tightly bound interior textblock, mark-free and like new quality. contains 21 illustrations. compact build, with neat outer edges. 287 pp. ISBN# 0895773155.
Philadelphia, PA: T B Peterson, ca. 1850. First thus. VG Tall 8vo in brown leather boards, title in gilt on brown cloth spine. Boards worn, stained and bumped. Spine replaced in brown buckram. Text-block faded and browned, originally marbled. Pages clean and flat, occasional foxing, foxing to original endpapers and frontis. 376 pgs. plus 6 pg. publisher catalogue. shelve Leatherbound-REDUCED.
Geneva, Switzerland: Edito-Service S.A., n.d. First Editions Thus. 8vos., 35 vols., VG-; quarter-bound, dark brown five-paneled faux-leather spines, maroon faux-leather boards, gilt lettering/motif/borders/text-blocks, orange silk ribbons: mild shelfwear to boards of most volumes (see notes for Vols. 2 and 15); mild shelfwear to text-blocks; very light age-toning to margins, text unaffected; INCOMPLETE SET, 35 out of 36 vols. (lacks OLIVER TWIST); LIST OF TITLES WITH NOTES: (1) AMERICAN NOTES / PICTURES OF ITALY; (2) BARNABY RUDGE I [rubbing to boards, gilt tooling affected, Dickens facsimile signature to front board mostly obscured; mild aged-dust residue to boards, turn-ins, and front endpapers; aged-dust soiling to preliminaries, very occasional minor dust-spotting to interior, text unaffected]; (3) BARNABY RUDGE II; (4) BLEAK HOUSE I; (5) BLEAK HOUSE II; (6) A CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND; (7) CHRISTMAS BOOKS; (8) CHRISTMAS STORIES I; (9) CHRISTMAS STORIES II; (10) DAVID COPPERFIELD I; (11) DAVID COPPERFIELD II; (12) DOMBEY AND SON I; (13) DOMBEY AND SON II; (14) EDWIN DROOD / MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK; (15) GREAT EXPECTATIONS [rubbing to boards, gilt motif to bottom margin of front board affected; gray scattered residue to bottom half of back board; aged-dust residue to turn-ins and front endpapers, slightly more so than Vol. 2; aged-dust soiling to preliminaries, very occasional minor dust-spotting to interior, text unaffected]; (16) HARD TIMES; (17) LITTLE DORRIT I; (18) LITTLE DORRIT II; (19) MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT I; (20) MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT II; (21) MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS I; (22) MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS II; (23) NICHOLAS NICKLEBY I; (24) NICHOLAS NICKLEBY II; (25) OLD CURIOSITY SHOP I; (26) OLD CURIOSITY SHOP II; (27) OUR MUTUAL FRIEND I; (28) OUR MUTUAL FRIEND II; (29) PICKWICK PAPERS I; (30) PICKWICK PAPERS II; (31) SKETCHES BY BOZ I; (32) SKETCHES BY BOZ II; (33) A TALE OF TWO CITIES; (34) THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER; (35) REPRINTED PIECES; frontispiece, all volumes; set measures approx. 55 in., please contact us for shipping costs; SHELVED AISLE 10.
London: The Folio Society, 1984. Quarto: VG/no-DJ: Green and black spine with gold text: Slipcover is slightly faded due to age with some mild shelfwear, rippling along bottom side: Boards are strong and clean with virtually no shelfwear, edges are sharp: Textblock has darkened with age and head edge dyed brown by the publisher but is otherwise clean, pages are free of markings or tears, 4 pages have small creases on bottom corner from being folded: 816 pp.
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First Edition in Book Form, First Issue. Octavo, 624 pages; VG; bound in half burgundy calf, marbled boards; paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; First Issue points present include: lines 5 and 6 from bottom of page 284 have "delight" instead of "joy, uncorrected "capatin" last line of page 324, hook on left hand of vignette on title page, page xv has no page number for fp and vignette, and no quote marks on "party", page 40, "shew" and "shewed", page 582, no period at last line; light foxing to plates, age-toning to pages; shelved case 4.
Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson and Brothers; Harper & Brothers, 1861-1865. Octavo, -168, -167, , -104, -46, , -47, ; VG-; bound in 3/4 black leather, marbled boards, paneled spine with gilt lettering; wear and rubbing to boards, primarily to head and tail of spine, spine hinges; front hinge slightly loose; Contains 6 stories bound together: Great Expectations, T. B. Peterson, 1861, A Message From The Sea and the Uncommercial Traveler, T. B. Peterson, American Notes, T. B. Peterson, New Christmas Story Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings, Harper & Brothers, 1863, New Christmas Story Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy, Harper & Brothers, 1865; shelved case 4.
London: The Folio Society, 1983. Octavo: VG-/no-DJ: Green and black spine with gold text: Slipcover shows general shelfwear: Boards are strong with virtually no shelfwear, corners are sharp, back cover has several inch red scuff across upper portion: Textblock is dyed yellow along head edge by publisher, small stain as well, darkened due to age, pages are free of markings, folds or tears, some minor separation of binding between some pages but spine is strong: 244 pp.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Reprint. Octavo; VG+/no-DJ; spines gray with red spine labels, gilt lettering; boards strong, clean, minor stain on spine head of volume two, minor scratching on front cover of volume one, light wear on edges and spine heads, minimal edgewear, no marks or stains; textblock clean, minimal wear, bookplates on front free end papers, top edges colored red, no writing/markings, no underlining. pp. 1,157 over two volumes.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 624 pages; VG; bound in half burgundy calf, marbled boards; paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; faded marbled text block; first issue points present: Earliest state with misprint 'visiter' (for 'sister') on page 123 line 17, all plates before page 45 with the Chapman and Hall imprint, Page 160, 6 lines up has 'latter' (for 'letter'); frontispiece and 39 plates; slight foxing to plates, as usual; shelved case 4.
Philadelphia: Samuel Dalton, 1958. Limited. Copy number 669 of 1,200 prepared as a Christmas greeting from Samuel A. Dalton, according to copyright page; 12mo; VG/no-DJ; black spine with dull gilt text in black slipcase; boards are strong and clean; textblock is clean, small greeting card from publisher enclosed between front paste-down and free-end paper; 49pp.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First Edition. Octavo, 190 pages; Fair; quarter bound in leather leather and marbled boards, matching endpapers, spine paneled with gilt lettering and tooling; with original blue/green covers for volumes I and VI, Volume VI has Eighteenpence slip pasted on front cover, as originally printed in earliest issue; last three pages loose within; moderate wear to boards, including some scratching, rubbing, and peeling, some cracking to hinges; water damage to lower edge of text block and boards, primarily near gutter; some bookworm damage along water damage; 12 full page illustrations by Fildes; engraved title page; frontispiece;.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition. Octavo, 190pp. Softcover. Six volumes in custom slipcase. Original illustrated monthly periodicals, published April 1870 to September 1870. General soiling, chipping and creasing to wraps, particularly at spines. Text is clean with only minor age-toning and foxing. Still in very good condition. Custom slipcase is quarter-bound leather and cloth with gilt text and five raised bands. Bindings sturdy. G.G. CONSIGNMENT. Shelve: CASE #4 Spine is tan leather with gilt text on red-brown accent.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. First book edition. Octavo, approximately 650pp. Hardcover in VG- condition. Bumping and shelf-wear. Rebound. First book edition, being two volumes bound together as one. Includes original wrappers for the monthly publications bound in at rear, as well as original advertisements. Half-bound leather and decorative paper and matching end papers. Spine has five raised bands with gilt text and decoration. Mild rubbing to leather to spine and corners. Head edge gilt. Previous owner's book-plate to paste-down end page. Text is bright and clean with only minor foxing and age-toning. Binding is sturdy. Edition points: The word "pricipal" is uncorrected in volume two, pp.115, line 38. G.G. CONSIGNMENT. Shelve: CASE #4 Spine is dark green leather with gilt text.
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First edition. Octavo; 624 pp. Hardcover in half leather over blue cloth, marbled endpapers. First issue with all first issue points, including ''screwed'' for "screamed" on page 132. Boards rubbed at extremities; hinges starting; scattered foxing throughout, heavier foxing to half-title, frontispiece and title page, tear at tail of front free end page has been tape-repaired; still a Very Good copy. JM Consignment. Shelved in Case #4.
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 624 pages; VG; bound in half burgundy calf, marbled boards; paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; first issue points present: 1850 engraved into vignette title-page, Chapter XXVII listed on page 283 but appearing on page 282, uncorrected "cha pter" on page 19,viii in preface with last "i" not aligned, uncorrected "coroboration" on page 387, including ''screwed'' for "screamed" on page 132; interior clean, with mild foxing to plates; Shelved in Case 4.
New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1869. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, worn corners and edges, spine caps torn away, shelfwear; Text block has shaken binding, tanning to endpapers, spotting to edges, mild amount of foxing, slight pencil annotations; “illustrated from designs by Darley and Gilbert”— title page; variously paged, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1930. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Black spine with gold text; Boards have slight, general shelf wear with lightly sunned spine and wear at edges of spine, otherwise sturdy; Text block has age toned exterior and shows slight wear due to handling, deckled fore edge and unmarked pages; pp 687.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition, With Early Issue Points. Octavo, 609 pages; VG; Bound in brown cloth, front board and spine rebacked, rear board new; some foxing to plates; Has four of the seven Smith points: Page 341, line 1: Correct reading of "inde-licate;" Page 342, line 5: "S. Veller" uncorrected, Page 432, headline: "F" in "OF" imperfect, Page 400, line 21: "this friends" for "his friends."; contains the two "suppressed" plates by Robert William Buss from Part Three, The Cricket Match (Ch. 7, opposite p. 69), and The Arbor Scene (Ch. 8, opposite p. 74), "neither of which gave Dickens satisfaction" (Hatton & Cleaver, p. 20), in their first state; lacking illustrated title page; shelved case 4.
Boston/New York: Lee and Shepard/Charles T. Dillingham, 1877. First Edition Thus. 8vo, about 300pp in green cloth with gilt tiles on spine; Condition is Good +, spine worn at head and foot; bumping and wear to corners; front board crease-dented with minor wrinkling. Contents toned and a bit fragile; fore-edges worn a few pages, both hinges cracked. Cloth and gilt titles generally bright; contents uniform as to title pages. Previously unseen thus published. Containing... A Christmas Carol [53pp]; Bardell and Pickwick [23pp]; David Copperfield [59pp]; Mr. Bob Sawyer's Party [21pp]; The Story of Little Dombey [45pp]; Nicholas Nickleby at the Yorkshire School [45pp]; Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn [18pp]; Doctor Marigold [37pp]; Nicholas Nickleby at the Yorkshire School [Shorter Version - 29pp]; Mrs. Gamp [18pp]. Each title page contains [title] "by Charles Dickens. As Condensed By Himself, For His Readings," publisher's imprint, and date . Verso of each title page contains Ticknor and Fields' copyright data . All readings preceded by a blank; eight readings preceded by an illustration (various artists); Boots and the shorter Nickleby are not illustrated. Binding worn at crown and foot; one corner slightly torn; top board crease-dented with minor wrinkling. Contents toned and a bit fragile; fore-edges worn a few pages, both gutters slightly cracked. Cloth and gilt title generally bright; contents uniform as to title pages. Previously unseen thus published.
London: Unwin Hyman, 1988. First Edition. Octavo; VG-; hardcover; bound in green cloth, gilt lettering; boards strong, general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, pen mark on front, stickers on spine, sun toning on spine, ex-library plate on front pastedown, ex-library insert and sticker on front end paper; text block slightly age toned, ex-library stamps on title page, soiling on exterior fore edge, ex-library stamp on exterior head edge; xii, 339pp.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First Edition. Octavo: G+/no-DJ: Black spine with gold text: Boards have many scuff marks, age toning, bumping at corners, general shelfwear, some soiling, pen marks around letter in title: Textblock is darkened with age, some soiling, pages are yellowed with age but free of markings, folds or tears: 208 pp.
Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1973. First Edition. large 8vo. VG+/VG-. medium off white DJ spine with tiny black uppercase lettering and large burgundy uppercase ttiles. entire perimeter along DJ panel edges is gently worn and chipped and nipped at corners. soft surface soiling across light gray heathered panels. burgundy cloth HB with imprinted gold lettering. faint crease down length of the spine. faint gray endpapers with no marks. unmarked textblock, gently skimmed, solidly bound volume. 534 pp. ISBN # 0802019129. Dust jacket is nicely protected and maintained by a mylar book jacket cover. - Shelve Literary Criticism.
New York: Haskell House Publishers Ltd., 1972. Reprint of the 1912 ed. Octavo; vg/none; green cloth spine with gold text; boards, strong, clean; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; frontispiece portrait; three additional text portraits; 404pp.
New York: D. Appleton, 1926. first edition. thin, small octavo in grey hard covers with blue letters in frame; VG; spine in beige light cloth; boards with substantial soiling; illustrated flaps; previous owner's penciled inscription on ffep; open gutter; edges slightly stained; text clean; pp. 83; shelved in theater section.
London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd, 1870. First edition. Octavo in green hardcovers with black and gold gilt; VG; moderate soiling and fraying on boards; open gutter at center but good binding; library sticker inside front cover; pencil inscription and seal on end pages; paper faded with minor foxing; text clean; pp. 190; shelved in Case # 4.
Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1937. Limited Edition. Thick, tall octavo bound in green cloth with black and gold letters; VG; 798 pages; spine discolored; minimal soiling; strong binding; deckle edges; paper and text clean; contains 57 chapters and abundant illustrations throughout by Phiz, R. Seymour and R.W. Buss; limited to 877 copies. eb/nd.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1887. First Edition. Octavo; G/No jacket; Bound in 3/4 brown leather; NOTE: Tipped-in autograph of Charles Dickens on front paste down Gilt lettering and 4 raised bands on spine; Some wear to all sides and spine; Some bumping and fraying to the corners and along the spine edges; Marbled end papers; Some cracking to binding at the gutter, repaired at front by tape; Binding tight; Pages discolored and toned, plates darkened; First Edition, early issue points: Includes "suppressed plates" by William Buss; page 341 "inde-licate"; NOTE: previous owner has hand-corrected point on 342 and crossed out original error: Page 400: "this friends" instead of "his friends"; Page 432: "F" in headline "OF" is imperfect. ; shelved in Case # 4.
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 625 pages; G-; bound in full green calf; paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; upper and lower third of spine are detaching/peeling, but present; scuffing and rubbing to boards; marbled endpapers and textblock; first issue points present, including: 3-line errata on page xiv, Page 317, line 27 from the top of the page for "William" read "Frederick, B2 on page 371, pages 467 through 474, for "Rigaud" read "Blandois," and errata slip present;.
Philadelphia, PA: Courage Books, 1996. First Courage Book Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; Blue spine with white text; DJ clean with general shelfwear and edgewear, sticker residue on front cover; Textblock clean, red ink underlining on copyright page; pp 478.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1844. First. Quarto half-bound in straight-grain red morocco and brown cloth boards, 624pp. Title in faded gilt on red leather spine. Shelf wear to boards, edges and corners, hinges heavily rubbed, spine split, about 1/6 missing at bottom, as well as being chipped and scuffed. Text block is age toned with some foxing, more foxing to plates. Text is legible, illustrations clear. Hinges in very good shape. Binding is solid. Illustrated throughout by "Phiz," well known artist and caricaturist of the time. Overall condition is Good minus (G-). Shelved upstairs area near copier.
London: The Folio Society, 1987. Collector's Edition. Slipcased octavo in quarter green cloth boards, VG+/No DJ as issued, spine is dark green cloth with gilt text and designs and a black text box: minor shelfwear. Green slipcase is in VG condition: some shelfwear, one 3" x 0.5" scuff to lower part of right side of slipcase. Binding strong, text and illustrations clean. A handsome collector's edition. Shelve above Literary Biography/Hardcover Fiction.
London: The Folio Society, 1986. Collector's Edition. Slipcased octavo in quarter green cloth boards, VG+/No DJ as issued, spine is dark green cloth with gilt text and designs and a black text box: minor shelfwear. Green slipcase is in VG condition: some shelfwear. Binding strong, text and illustrations clean. A handsome collector's edition. Shelve above Literary Biography/Hardcover Fiction.
Philadelphia: John C. Winston Company, 1929. Octavo. VG/no DJ - hardback. Green spine with slightly faded gold text/title; boards are mostly clean and strong; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 274.
Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott. Reprint. Octavo, 147 pages; VG-; fully bound in red cloth, spine and front cover have gilt tooling and lettering; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, with minor bumping on the foe edge corners, has minor detachment on pages 84-85, spine has minor cocking; pages have minor age toning, have occasional faint crease marks illustrated with full color plates with tissue guards; illustrated endpapers; original owner's name is written on the ffep in pen; shelved HC Fiction.
London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition. In two volumes. Octavo. With illustrations by George Cruikshank. First edition, first issue with the plate "Last Song" without a border, and 36 pages of publisher's ads. Three quarter leather, green boards, gilt decorations in compartments on spine, five raised bands. Very good, with some rubbing to boards, some foxing to interior. Bindings tight. CONSIGNMENT-Tag to Allan.
Philadelphia: Kurt Gaebel & Sons, 1968. Number one hundred and fifty eight of thirteen hundred copies. Number one hundred and fifty eight of thirteen hundred copies; Octavo; VG+/no-DJ (slipcase); Spine is thin, light green, and fabric edge of slipcase, no text; Slipcase is sunned, general lights signs of shelf wear, some very light rubbing, sturdy and intact; Boards Have very little signs of shelf wear, some minor rubbing to boards and edges here and there, joints and hinges are strong, design is clear; Text block shows minimal signs of handling, some very light age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 32.