From Writers of All Ages and Both Hemispheres - Great Truths by Great Authors. A Dictionary of Aids to Reflection, quotations of Maxims, Metaphors, Counsels, Cautions, Aphorisms, Proverbs, &c. &c.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1856 (the first edition was published in 1853). Second edition. Hardcover. No dust jacket. 8vo. Blue boards with gold lettering. 564pp. Poor condition. Edge-wear to the perimeter of boards. Chipping/rubbing/fraying to the perimeter and corners of boards. Wear to the upper and lower spine. Creasing, smudging, staining, scratching, rubbing, and areas of discoloration to the outer/inner boards, pages of the text, the text-block edge, and endpapers. Owner inscription to the front endpaper. Staining to the lower edge of text-block. Fragile pages. Fragile hinges. A somewhat stale scent (though not a mildew scent..just smells like a old book). A rather unprepossessing copy of this title.
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