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Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy In America

Saunders and Otley

1836 - 1840

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The second edition in English of the first part, and the first edition in English of the second part of Tocqueville's Democracy In America.

  • Sold as a set of 4 volumes.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville (French).
  • Translated by Henry Reeve.
  • London: Saunders and Otley, 1836 and 1840.
  • Octavos.
  • Volume one with half title.
  • With hand-colored foldout map. 
  • Bound in quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards, newly rebacked with paneled spines and red and black labels with gilt lettering, edges of text blocks marbled, with marbled endpapers, all four volumes with Drayton Manor armorial bookplates of Sir Robert Peel to the front pastedowns

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Some rubbing to boards and bumping to corners.

Small stain to lower fore corner of volume one, page 317-end.

Volume two with a small closed tear to upper edge of pages 9-12.

A few instances of later pencil markings.

Map with offsetting from both verso of half title and title page, one closed tear along crease.


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Politics, History, Fine bindings, Modern first editions

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