Copyright page states “entered” in 1865. Title page states 1866. Interior is relatively clean and unmarked excepting sporadic light foxing throughout. Previous owners name stamped to the ffep. Yellow pastedowns. Odd chip to a page here and there. Purple “grained” boards are moderately soiled, faded and rubbed to extremities, small areas of loss to the head and tail of the spine. Title to the spine is faded. Gilt rules and devices to the front board are faded. Stamped in black ink to the center of the front board is the owners name and town. Pressed flower at pp.251 which remains in place. Borthwick was a notable Montreal historian and poet.