James BRYCE, Viscount Bryce (1838-1922). The American Commonwealth … in two volumes. London & New York: Macmillan & co., 1889. 2 volumes, octavo (7 5/8 x 5 inches; 193 x 127mm). Half-titles. One folding map, printed in two colors. (Map shaved along the lower margin). Light brown half morocco by W. Launder, spines gilt, top edges gilt (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Louise Whitin (1873-1947, bookplates); Peter Bates (signatures)
First two-volume edition – the first edition, in three volumes, was published in 1888. This edition includes the chapter on the ‘Tweed Ring’ which was subsequently suppressed.
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