Title The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon [Parts I-V]
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher New York C. S. Van Winkle 1819
Seller ID Books010875
443 pages. Each of the five parts with title page dated 1819; Part I is the first printing - according in all respects with BAL 10106. Part II line 12, p. 240 is BAL designation A (no priority). Wrappers not bound in; no infringement slip in II. Blank leaf retained for Part I; two blanks follow Part V - the second with closed tear. Contemporary unsophisticated leather with gilt to spine: SKETCH BOOK / VOL. I. Foxing to endpapers; two ownership signatures to front free endpaper, and an older one dated 1820 to first title page. Joints split for an inch at head of spine; unrestored binding is sound. Leaves tanned; occasional spotting. It is worth noting that the Part I title page shown currently [March '18] on Wikipedia as first edition is not that of the first printing.