Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1833. First U.S. Edition. Octavos, two volumes, 4 pages ads, x, 11-201 pages, -197; G; A mismatched set of the first American edition of this legendary novel.;
Volume 1: bound in publishers paper boards, damaged tan label to spine, 1/4 bound, light brown-colored cloth and drab paper boards; moderate wear, including rubbing and shelfwear to boards, some peeling to corners, large amount of peeling to front head of spine, rear lower fore corner; front gutter largely open, with front board tenuously attached; original printed paper spine label partially present, but entirely illegible; half-title, title page present; moderate foxing throughout; pages entirely uncut;
Volume 2: bound in early 3/4 calf, marble paper-covered boards, spine with black label, gilt titling; moderate wear to boards, including general rubbing, wear to corners, chip missing to third panel from bottom along rear hinge; moderate water-damage to volume, starting at the lower edge and extending upwards, covering approximately the entire lower half of the text block; small ink to ffep, ink drop to ffep, name in ink to title page, faint Circulating Library stamp to page 5, page 20 with 'Cursed Creator' penciled over, handwritten ink Circulating Library markings to page 65, ink name to page 81, top ink of page 99/100 cut and missing with title present and page numbers missing,; lacking half-title;
consignment; shelved case 3.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
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First US edition with author's name misspelled, based on the 1818 text, though in two volumes.