Baltimore: Philip H. Nicklin and Co., et al. 1810. First American Edition. Full Leather. Good / No Jacket. Item #003685
Fry and Kammerer, printers. Stated first American edition. x, 284, iv pp. Full leather with minor gilt decorative ruling to the covers, and gilt banding to the spine. Johnson's reflections on the natural and cultural history of Western Scotland, recounting his journeys among the lakes and terrain of various islands, and into various villages. In GOOD condition. Moderate scuffing to the leather, with rather heavy scuffing along the extremities and hinges. Corners bumped and slightly bent over. Very minor surface cracking to the leather spine. Missing a ½ inch triangular piece at the foot of the spine. A few minor ink smudges to the rear cover, with a faint dampstain at the upper right corner. First two front endpapers beginning to detach along the lower gutter. Many ownership signatures/writing to the first and last endpapers, title page and introductory page, some in pencil, some in ink. Marginalia present to one page within. A few scattered ink spots present. Moderate browning to the pages, with scattered foxing and soiling. Dog ear creases present to the upper corners of many pages. Light dampstain affecting the upper fore edge margin of the last few pages.