this book "The Recreations of Christopher North" is a collection of essays written by John Wilson who was one of the editors of the Blackwood Edinburgh Magazine, he wrote under the name of Christopher North.....book published by Phillips, Sampson and Company, copyright 1856...I have taken a photo of the table of contents (photo 2)
hard back cover displays wear, corner bumps, part of the top & bottom spine cover is missing...book is complete, all pages attached, contains 307 pages...this is a library cover with written numbers on spine and library labels on the interior of front board, also written library name of first blank page and an impressed stamp...first several pages and back blank pages having foxing & yellowing, frontis and title page having a lot of foxing (see 1st photo), the interior pages having light foxing with small spotting here & there; book measures 9 1/2" X 6 1/4"; interesting book to add to your collection..
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1856 The Recreations of Christopher North, The Modern British Essayists, Phillips Sampson and Company