1st Edition, 1st State. 1896 appears on the title page. Ads in back do not mention The American Claimant, which is included in later state copies.
See scans. Some soiling to the covers. Spine faded. Small nicks to the cloth at top and bottom front corners and at spine ends. Shelf dust. Book is slighlty leaned. Previous owner’s name and date on first blank page. Small tear at top of that page. There is some scattered soiling throughout. The plate between pages 188 and 189 is present, but loose. This plate is tattered around the edges, whereas the other plates are not, see scan. The last blank page has been clipped out, leaving about a 1/4″ stub. There is just a little bit of play in the joints, but the book is quite sound. Overall a good copy.
Book ID 6072