London: Henry Colburn, 1827. Extra-Illustrated Edition. Octavos, 9 volumes; VG; bound in half blue calf with blue cloth boards, paneled spines with gilt lettering and titling; top edge of text blocks gilt; marbled endpapers; unsigned binding; all volumes have very mild wear, primarily to corners, mild cracking to some hinges; volume 3 has a small hole in the head of the spine; extra illustrated with 650 portraits and 70 views; inlaid pages; with separate title page for the nine volumes in addition to the inlaid title pages; mild scattered foxing; scarce; Shelved above Middle East.
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 325 pages; VG/none; in publisher's black cloth, yellow titling; mild rubbing; minor tape remnants to free endpapers; gutter slightly visible on half-title; lacking scarce dust jacket; no bookplates or previous ownership markings; Inscribed on dedication page by J. Edgar Hoover, Clyde Tolson, and Courtney Riley Cooper. "To Anita Sheaffer With best wishes and appreciation 2/3/38 J. Edgar Hoover", "Sincerely - Clyde A. Tolson 2/4/38", "Me too! Courtney Riley Cooper"; GM consignment; shelved case 5.