[Boston]: The Edinburgh Review, 1831. First American Edition. Rebound in modern half calf over marbled paper boards, the spine with five raised bands, gilt decorations and rules within the compartments, contrasting leather title label lettered in gold. pp [4 pp ads], , 2-3, [4-6] [all ads] [i]-ii, , 2-259, [16 pp ads] + 16 page catalogue of Hilliard, Gray & Co's Catalogue of Improved School Books, Boston Bookstore. Mild tanning to the text but very crisp and clean throughout. This is the American issue, presumably distributed by Hilliard, Gray & Co. The Review of the Beechley book is extensive, occupying pp 210-231 and giving a remarkably full account of the voyage. The adverts are all included and bound in; the preliminary 4 pages being ads for THE BOSTON BOOKSTORE, 134, Washington-Street, William Hyde; [English Books, New German Books, Rare Works, Botanical Works, Classical and School Books, Cambridge Mathematics, Cambridge Course of Natural Philosophy], followed by 6 pages of adverts for Lilly & Wait (Rear of Boyston Market); the ads at the rear are for Richardson, Lord and Holbrook, Boston (Catalogue of School Books, 12 pp); Scott's Family Bible (4 pp, slightly trimmed); & Hilliard, Gray & Co's Catalogue of Improved School Books (16 pp, printed by T.R. Marvin, Printer, Congress-Street, Boston). There are no separate title pages for the individual monthly issues and the typography is subtly different from the UK issues making this most likely a separate American printing. Beautifully bound, in fine condition. Item #313054
¶ Also included in this volume are reviews of: A History of England from the Invasion by the Romans, by John Lingard, D.D.; Cain the Wanderer, and Other Poems & The Revolt of the Angels, and the Fall from Paradise, an Epic Drama by Edmund Reade, Esq.; The History and Antiquities of the Doric Race, by C.O. Müller; The Siamese Twins, A Satirical tale of the Times, by the Author of Pelham, etc (Bulwer-Lytton]; and others.
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