Alexandria: Cottom and Stewart, 1801. Leather. Volume I ONLY, duodecimo size, 256 pp. Good. Item #15083250
Volume I only of Jane West's (1758-1852) work considered anti-Jacobin; many of West's writings were praised for advocating "improvement", and they often had political and feminist themes, as West, even though broadly conservative, advocated better education for women.
___DESCRIPTION: Full brown marbled leather, five gilt rules and black leather label with gilt lettering on the spine; duodecimo size (7" by 4.25"), pagination: [1-5] 6-256. Volume I ONLY.
___CONDITION: Volume is good, with a strong, square text block with solid hinges; boards are clean overall with a few spots of soiling, slight cracking to the front and rear joints, some rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, the edges of the boards, and to the corners, minor foxing throughout the interior pages, but pages are still bright, and there is a prior owner name written in pen to the front free endpaper, dated 1819.
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