Fair. Book Shelf 1014 A reading copy; paper browned; rough cut edges; ex-library; foxing; some corners bumped; spine slant; wear to the surface, edges and corners of covers including rubbing at corners and a significant tear and chip at top of spine; boards cracked; Not a book club copy. No previous owner name, no marks, no underlining, not ex library, not price clipped, not a remainder.
Hard Cover. First Edition. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall. The first 21 chapters were completed by Paxton Hibben before his untimely death; the book as it stands was completed by C. Hartley Gratten. Introduction by Charles A. Beard. Good/No dust jacket, moderate wear to blk. cloth & gilt design & lettering, hinges are starting, owner's name penned on front endpaper, deckled edges, frontispiece portrait, profusely illustrated, Bibliography, Notes, Indexed, clean & solid copy. 446pp.
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