London: Trubner & Co., 1864. Title in black and red. Spine and portions of covers lightly browned, front hinge starting to crack, edges bent, a little light foxing to first and last few leaves. Library pocket affixed to back pastedown, call numbers neatly removed from spine. Bookplate. Original tan cloth with printed paper spine label. Large octavo. iv, 176 pp. Item #1001046
An interesting history of the French Academy from its founding in 1629. Includes a chapter on Alexis de Tocqueville.