Baltimore: Edward J. Coale for John D. Toy, 1822. First Edition. Leather bound. 8vo. Contemporary calf. Gilt text and bands on spine. 390 pp. plus errata.
Rubbing to edges. 1" split at top right edge of spine, and 1.5" splits at left and right bottom edges of spine. Hinges overopened, but binding remains tight. Foxing throughout. 1824 owner's inscription inside front cover, 1833 inscription on endpaper as well as some other end matter marks.Rear blank endpaper loose and laid in.
This is an uncommon first edition of American diplomat Somerville's history of the recent French revolution. An attractive copy. Good +. Item #2139