Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First Edition, First State. Octavo, 344 pages; Fair; Lacking title page; bound in a beautiful monogrammed binding by Adams Bindery, full brown morocco, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling, gilt tooling with enamel inlay to boards; some rubbing to gilt, with some enamel missing; both pastedowns leather with 5 gilt rules, gilt tooling in matching design to covers; top edge of text block gilt; mild wear to front hinge, slight chip to head of spine along front hinge; mild foxing to interior; lacking title page and ads; [iii]-[viii], -344; publisher's spine and rear cover bound in rear; first state, with page 149 lines 1 and 2 battered; BAL 7604; shelved case 2.
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