Very Good. No Jacket. Hardback. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Blue cloth titled in gilt on spine and front board, b&w frontis and other illstns. Tight and square, a touch of foxing in the edges and endpapers, gift inscription in front.
Very Good-with no dust jacket. 12mo-18.5 x 12 cm.; xii-324- pp. Tan cloth over boards with a pictorial printing/decoration on the spine and front board in black. No date is given though the preface is dated Sept. 8, 1854 with no additions. This is one the "Popular Catholic Library" series from Benziger. As was Benziger's practice, they did not identify the first editions nor were they consistent in identifying later printings. From the type of paper used and the better quality of the binding, this is most likely a reprint from the later 1800's. Illustrated with black and white engravings, one being the frontis, and eight others, one of which is a vignette type head piece for Chapter 1 of the Second Part. Several other small drawings of floor plans and reproduced 'text inscriptions' are present, all being of the inset type. The externals show only mild wear to the externals while the paste down end papers are browned on the margins. There is a recurring tide mark (the major fault) on the tail edges of pages in the first third of the book though it is mild and does not affect any text. Otherwise the interior is very clean and the binding / case work is solid and sound. Uncommon in this good an overall condition. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 6 3/4" Tall. No date but preface dated 1854. No dustjacket. Frayed and worn spine-end and spine-junctions. Boards' corners very worn. Moderate forward lean to book. Page-edges lightly browned, decorative small book label to flyleaf-bottom bit missing of label. Pages have some foxing but general quite clean.
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