The Political Writings of Thomas Paine.
Boston. J.P. Mendum, Investigator Office. 1870. A New Edition with additions. Illustrated with and engraved portrait Frontis. 2 Volumes, complete as issued. Thick 8vo. 5.5" x 8.75". Cased in an extremely handsome Publisher's Presentation binding. Full gilt ruled crushed brown morocco with ornate gilt tooled fleural embellished frame to front and rear covers. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled vignettes. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Intricate gilt tooled turn-ins. Marbled endsheets. All edges gilded. Gilt tooled publisher's presentation text inset to frame of front covers.
A lovely, specially bound Presentation set to the original owner from the publisher, J.P. Mendum. Original Contributors list and expense statement laid in.
Several corners bumped. A Fine gleaming set.