New Harmony, IN: Printed at The School Press, 1831-1838. Leather bound. 3/4 black leather with marbled boards and 4-raised bands with gilt title (Volume 1), 3/4 tan leather with gilt tooled lines and "Maclures Opinions" title on each volume (Volumes 2 and 3). All three volumes have the name "S. Merry" gilt stamped at the base of the spine. Volume 1: ffep, title-page, NOTICE sheet with errata, pp. 1-483 including Index at rear. Volume 2: 2 blanks, title-page with date 1837, Advertisement, 3-page Index, followed by pages 1-556. Volume 3: Dated 1838, iv (Index), pp. 9-320 pp. (page 9 begins with words "from the oppression" pages either 1-8 or [v]-8 do not appear to be removed, and thus is lacking the one signature. Good+, minor and major foxing depending on the page. Item #168790
A mystery of this otherwise phenomenal set is what is going on with the missing pages from volume 3. Second edition of vol. 2, completed and entirely reprinted with an imprint reading simply "New-Harmony, Indiana, 1837." Later printing of Volume 1, which went to 640 pages in its first offering (it is unclear, but the pages from 484-640 *seem* to have been re-set, reprinted and bound into the first offering of Volume 2, presumably as pages 1-156. Complete sets of three volumes quite uncommon, as are any of the individual volumes. Although exhibiting some typical foxing, this set, all from the same original owner, is tight and as fresh as one can hope for.