London, Toronto, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin: J. E. Bryant & Co./ Blackie & Son, 1886. Hardcover. ("Based on the Imperial Dictionary." stated at head of title page) Three-quarter leather and pebbled cloth over boards, marbled endpapers, title stamped in gilt onto six compartment spine, 8vo (8-1/4" tall), pp. xvi, 816. Binding with heavy wear and rubbing, especially at edges and corners, bottom two inches of front hinge and joint cracked, top two inches of back joint cracked, text block edges with water staining and traces of original marbling, a four inch closed tear p. 791, p. 795 w. short tear, gutter crack at p. 815, heel of spine frayed. p.o. name and date [January 1st, 1888] in a period hand at top of 2nd free end paper. Fair. Item #705
Binder's ticket "BOUND BY BLACKIE & SON" at bottom of rear pastedown. Only two similar copies noted in WorldCat. Ref. Spawn & Kinsella, 387.
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