Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847.. 1847.. Good. - Octavo, tan contemporary calf with a gilt-lettered leather label on the spine. The leather is rubbed & scuffed. The edges of the covers are darkened. The spine is darkened with the head chipped & with a small piece out, & with the remnants of a paper label on the tail. lii & 560 pages plus 24-page publisher's catalog. There is staining to the edges of the pastedowns & endpapers with scattered foxing & staining throughout. Good.
First American edition. The author gives a list of "continental authors cited", pp. [xi]-xvi, and of "American authorities", pp. [xvii]- xviii.
From the library of a mid-19th century lawyer who has penned his name at the top of the front endpaper & flyleaf & has made annotations in ink on the rear endpaper & blank. Additional pages of notes penned in his hand are tipped-in at the rear and he has made a very few marginal annotations in the text. The signature of a later owner is also penned on the front endpaper.
Scarce in commerce. First Edition.