Poor. No dust jacket. the exterior is heavily worn and insect damaged. The front cover is becoming detached from the backstrip. The corners are worn to the boards. The gilt edges and endpapers are soiled. The rear hinge is broken. The interior is foxed... 3 p. L., [iii-xxxii] p., 1 L. -789  p., 2 L. front. (port. ) plates, facsims. 24 cm. 789 pages
GOOD. Large brown leather cover with gold lettering and elagborate embossing on covers and spine, gilded page edges, marbled endpapers, 789 pages, 1874 printing. Cover has moderate rubbing on edges; leather worn through on outer corners and corners starting to round. Front endpaper split at hinge, front cover almost separated from textblock. Occasional light foxing. No marks or writing. A still-attractive copy. HEAVY/OVERSIZE. **Your purchase helps support our local library. We provide professional service and individual attention to your order, daily shipments, and sturdy packaging. FREE TRACKING ON ALL SHIPMENTS WITHIN USA.
Very Good. 789 pages, index of first lines, index of authors, frontis portrait of William Cullen Bryant. 16 wood engraving within with tissue protectors, 25 pages are reproductions of poems written in the hand of the author. Among these are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Julia Ward Howe and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Unmarked with firm binding. Boards are covered in leather and embossed. Moderate to light scuffing. Gold lettering on front and spine, all eges gold. Marbled endpapers, ffep is unattached.
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