London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. FIRST EDITION. Quarto (29 x 23cm), pp.xvi, 547 . With a copper engraved frontispiece portrait of Davy, and a folding facsimile plate of a letter. In contemporary brown calf boards, recently re-backed to style with gilt titles to the original navy label on spine. Raised bands and all edges marbled. Endpapers feature two distinct styles of marbling, suggesting the boards are not original - they nevertheless appear mid-ninteenth century in style. Some spotting around plates, as expected. Unusual catastrophic browning isolated to pp.374/375, possibly from a heavily dyed sheet previously inserted. Repairs to folding facsimile plate. Moderate wear to boards; corners bumped. Good overall. Item #49183
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