First edition of The American Commonwealth by James Bryce, published in 1888. Octavo, [in three volumes], xxvii, 592pp; ix, 683pp; ix, 699pp. Bound in three quarter green morocco, title in gilt on spine, decorative bands. Top edge gilt. Fold-out maps in Volume I. Volumes focus on the following topics: The State Government, National Government and Public Opinion. Housed in custom slipcase, label removed from back panel, otherwise sounds bindings. A beautiful set.
Comments: The author of this work, James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce was a British historian, jurist and liberal politician. He served as the ambassador to the United States, where he was known for this work. He recreated the travels of Alexis de Tocqueville and his monumental work, Democracy in America.