QUINCY Josiah Memoir of the Life of Josiah Quincy Jun of Massachusetts
Cummings, Hilliard & Co 1825
contemporary full-leather, raised bands, decorated in gilt, minor rubbing, upper hinge starting (just), ribbon marker, occasional spotting, all edges gilt, small ‘bite’ to fore edge affecting margin only, a nice copy. family presentation copy, from E(dmund) S Quincy to Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859), inscribed front free endpaper: ‘Thomas de Quincey Esq/ from E S Quincy/ Boston, Massachusetts/ Dec 1852’; the Quincys of New England were cousins of Thomas de Quincey; first edition; 498 pages