By: Gay, Anthelme ; [ Hugh Maxwell's copy (1787-1873)]
New York, Printed for the author, by John Bull, no. 115, Cherry-Street: 1797
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 41576
215,  pages; Contemporary full sheepskin leather, flat spine with gilt rules (now nearly rubbed away). This original binding is quite rubbed and worn, with several scrapes to the leather. The front hinge is cracked and tender, but the cover is still attached on its cords. There are two ink signatures and one set of initials in ink on the title page and facing front paste-down, along with another line. That line and one of the signatures is crossed out in ink, but it is easily possible to read that the distinctive signatures and initials belonged to a noted New York lawyer and politician... View More...