Alexis de Tocqueville. Democracy in America. London: 1835. First English edition.

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    Alexis de Tocqueville. Democracy in America. London: Saunders and Otley, 1835. First English edition. Translated by Henry Reeve. Two octavo volumes. xliv, 334; viii, 462. Lacking map. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt titles and red and black labels on spines. Moderate rubbing, scuffing, and extremity wear on covers, name of "[---] Bennett" thinly carved on leather of Volume II front cover. Edges marbled. Bookplates of "Earl of Shannon" on front pastedowns. Marbled endpapers. Light scattered foxing, heavier on preliminary and terminal sheets. Occasional soiling and pencil annotations in Volume I, ink stains on lower margins of pp. xlii-xliii. Inkstamps on title pages and preceding blanks. A very good set for its age.

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