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    Alexis de Tocqueville. Democracy in America. Translated by Henry Reeve, Esq. With an Original Preface by John C. Spencer... New York: J. and H. G. Langley, 1840. Fourth Edition, revised and corrected from the eighth Paris Edition. Two octavo volumes. [2, blank], xvi, 494; [2, blank], xx, 385, [5, blank] pages; hand-colored map on thin paper mounted in front of volume I. Publisher's brown cloth, boards decoratively ruled and paneled in blind, spines ruled in blind and stamped in gilt; yellow-coated endleaves. Backstrips dulled, some light edgewear and mild soiling. Endpapers lightly soiled; tape repair to verso of folding map; a few gutters slightly over-opened; text block foxed. Still, a near fine copy; difficult to find in collectible condition.

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