New-Haven: Oliver Steele & Co., 1807. First Edition. Leather bound. 250p. A leatherbound book in good condition. The leather has a crackled appearance near the spine and on the rear cover, and the edges are rubbed. There are a few tiny scuffs on the covers. Former owner inscription and notes in ink on the front and rear endpapers. Pages are tanned and foxed. Inkstain on facing pages 118-119 obscures a few words across 3 lines of text. Otherwise, the text is clean and the binding is secure for normal handling. Item #132454
The first edition of this scarce early work by Webster. The text would later serve as part of his famous Dictionary. Despite the wear noted. this copy is in better condition than normally found.