De Tocqueville, Alexis
Title American Institutions and Their Influence. With Notes, By Hon. John C. Spencer
Book Condition Very Good Minus
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First American Edition.
Publisher New York & Cincinnati A.S. Barnes & Co. & H.W. Derby & Co. 1851
Seller ID 001844
New York & Cincinnati: A.S. Barnes & Co. & H.W. Derby & Co., 1851. The classic examination of American democracy in action; de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was an acute observer and liberal critic. Originally published in two volumes (1835 & 1840).This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First American Edition, and consists of only the first, and most famous, volume (#1). The publisher takes pains to explain that the two volumes can stand alone. Introduction by John C. Spencer (1788-1855), a former Secretary of both War and the Treasury. Red decorative binding, showing wear at the margins and corners bumped to a fray, although still quite bright. Clean text, but foxed throughout; 460 pages, with appendices. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition.