New York: S. Converse, Printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828. First Edition. Quartos, 2 volumes; G; newly rebound in full brown leather, burgundy and black labels with gilt titling to spines; complete in two volumes, with the frontispiece portrait, which is often lacking, the leaf of Additions and Corrections at the end of Volume II, and the separately issued "Advertisement" leaf tipped in preceding first leaf of Preface; full archival backing to frontispiece, title page, two preface leaves (A1-3); non-archival tape to advertisement leaf, A4, B1; dirt to eleven leaves, primarily the first leaf in quires 30-40; Water damage throughout, causing waviness to entirely of both text blocks; beginning of volume 1 with the most damage, with the middle of the title page missing sections, tears along first few leaves, including frontispiece; occasional small leaf stains from pressed leaves; some mold spots, primarily to the first few leaves of volume 1; 26 instances of pencil marginalia, including "The Basque is a peculiar language, having no affinity to the Celtic"; With a variety of alphabets printed, including Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Ethiopic, Syriac, Samaritan, and Greek.; MO consignment; shelved case 3.
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