New-York: George Forman for I. Riley, 1806. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #16171
Two volumes. 8vo. First US edition. xxxii, 424; 430pp. plus errata leaf. Original full calf binding, red lettering labels, gilt. Translated from the French. The upper hinge and spine tips of Vol. I have been nicely repaired new lettering labels to style; light dampstain to the upper margin of Vol. II; spines unevenly darkened, and light scuffing to the boards; else a very good set. This copy once belonged to Theodore Frelinghuysen with his signatures on the half-titles and his blindstamps on the upper boards. Frelinghuysen was, among other things, Senator from New Jersey, Mayor of Newark and Chancellor of New York University. In 1844 he ran unsuccessfully as Henry Clay's Vice President.