An early printing of the first English edition of Past and Present by Thomas Carlyle, finely bound by Mudie.
Octavo, iv, 299pp, . Full calf, wavy border stamped in blind to covers, with thin gilt trim. Five raised bands, title in gilt over brown morocco label. Marbled edges with matching marbled endpapers. Bound by Mudie. “1843” printed in square brackets on title page, lacking the first printing Roman Numerals. Solid text block, rubbed corners and spine. Some foxing and marks to front cover. (BAL 5194)