New York: Jemima M. Mason (Late Lewer), 1839. Hardcover. Quarto size, 394 pp., from the library of Edwin Grabhorn. Very Good. Item #SB1386
American Edition noted on title page; its London parent, "The Metropolitan: A monthly journal of literature, science, and the fine arts" was a London monthly journal established by Thomas Campbell in 1831 and continued, under various editors, until 1850. This volume, which contains July to December, 1839, is one of three we acquired all of which have a vintage bookseller's ticket on the front pastedown for the Alta California Bookstore, in Albany California, and printed below their name is the notation "From the Library of ED GRABHORN at the Grabhorn Press".
___DESCRIPTION: Half marbled boards with black leather, gilt lettering and rules on the spine, light brown endpapers. This volume contains the issues of July to December, 1839. Volume title page is followed by the title page/Table of Contents for December, 1839 (apparently inserted out of order), followed by the Index to Volume VII, followed by the title page/Table of Contents for July, 1839, followed by the rest of the months in order - the pages for December are correctly inserted at the very end, only its title page was put at the front. Quarto size (10 1/8" by 6 3/8"), pagination: (i-viii), 1-381 with monthly title pages inserted.
___CONDITION: Overall, this volume is near fine with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, corners only slightly bent and with a minimum of rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings other than the vintage bookseller's ticket referred to above. We are grading as very good only due to some overall edgewear particularly to the joints and some rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, text block edges are lightly foxed.
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