Fair. ORIGINAL ISSUE. First edition (same date on title and copyright pages; no additional printings listed). Two volumes in ones. Original brown blindstamped decorative cloth, approximately 5 x 7 7/8 inches, 216 pp + 270 pp, no illustrations. Hardcover, fair to good. Backstrip completely gone from spine, corners bumped with cardboard exposed there and at spots along edges of boards, an approximately 1 to 2 inch deep water(? ) stain adjoining spine, on top edge of textblock and upper corner. Iinternally, stain visible on first and last few leaves, the same, approximately 1/2 inch deep, on the top edges a several dozen leaves, previous owner's inscription (in pencil), hinges cracked between a few of the gatherings, with a central one just barely attached, occasional bit of foxing, otherwise tight, clean, relatively crisp and unmarked. Historical novel set in England and the New World during the English Civil War. Literature; historical fiction.
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