Fair. Previously water damaged, slight waving to the page edges. This volume shows wear to the leather outer covers, rubbing to the edges and a small split to the spine hinge. A good binding, Text is clear but evidence of water damage as stated. A good reference copy. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes (in pen or highlighter) but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or.
(MARLBOROUGH) (HOOKE, Nathaniel. ) AN ACCOUNT OF THE CONDUCT OF THE DOWAGER DUCHESS OF MARLBOROUGH....London: George Hawkins, 1742. 8vo. Contemporary calf. 362 pages. First, and only, edition. Lively account of the war of words between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. Sarah commissioned Hooke to write this defence to refute a parallel work by James Ralph called The Other side of the Question. Copies of the work were in the libraries of William Byrd and John Mercer in Virginia, and James Logan in Philadelphia. Contemporary owner's signature and ex-library stamp on front blank leaf. Some binding wear.
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