1887. Item #71432
DANA, Henry S. HISTORY OF WOODSTOCK, VERMONT. Cambridge: [Privately Published] Printed at the Riverside Press, 1887. This copy precedes by two years the first trade edition, slightly expanded, which was published in 1889 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Illustrated with thirteen plates, including views, taken from photographs and engravings, and a portrait of the author. vi,624 pp. Large pape copy. 30.5 x 22.5 cm. Octavo, green cloth. Mostly clean internally, though the preliminary and closing leaves are foxed, including the frontispiece portrait of Dana, and a few plates have light marginal foxing. One leaf (p. v-vi) is sprung, with a corner chip, and another leaf (p. 121-122) has a closed tear at the inside margin. The bookblock is over-opened in several places near the center. The binding is worn at perimeters, with corners bumped, and a stained and abraded spine label which is no longer legible; in general, the cloth is scuffed, with light soiling and some spotting. Just a very good copy, but a rare early printing.