Oceana Or England And Her Colonies

by James Anthony Froude

(Longmans, Green And Co., London - First Edition, 1886) 

External Condition – Good Minus to Fair+

Internal Condition – Very Good 

A privately owned rebound First Edition of James Froude's account of his circumnavigation of the world visiting South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America (please see our photographs below for an extract from the contents list - large format version available on request) 

No ownership names but known to be from the library of the author Vivienne Rae Ellis (author of "Louisa Anne Meredith: A Tigress In Exile"). 

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Details Of Book Condition

Physical Description: Hardback, 8vo, approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches / 22 x 14cm, xi +[i] + 396 pages with eight full page mono illustrations.
External Condition: Moderate to significant general wear to the rebound half calf and marbled paper boards and spine (significant rubbing / wear to corners with small patches of underlying boards visible, very small amount of leather loss to top of spine, gilt spine lettering clear and bright).
Internal Condition: Securely bound with marbled endpaper hinges almost  fully intact and text block sound, light browning / fading to the marbled text block edges, bookseller's pencilled notation erased from the top corner of the blank page following the front free endpaper with a small area of associated paper rippling, a couple instances of light internal corner turning, occasional mostly very light foxing / soiling (some spots of very occasional moderate foxing) but the vast majority of pages very clean and clear, overall internally Very Good in an easily readable condition throughout.
Dust Jacket Condition: No dust jacket

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