Fair. No dust jacket. 1870. 262 pages. No dust jacket. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. Hinge cracked with noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks. Inscription of previous owners name and water marking at front pages. Chipping along edge of page near front. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1464335016CEB (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Very Good+ 8vo 8"-9" tall; 262 pages; "6th thousand"-revised and enlarged: an early printing. Bright and attractive in royal blue cloth with ornate title lettering brightly in gilt to spine; comparative scaled images of Saturn/Earth and Jupiter/Earth struck in gilt to front and rear boards respectively. Thatched cloth is embellished with decorative borders in blind to boards and spine. Just mild shelf rub to cloth at board tips and spine ends. Text block snug; contents bright. Very light scattered pencil bracketing in margins. Prior owner name penciled to first blank. Handsome copy. VG+
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