London: John Murray, 1832 - 33. 1st edition thus (NCBEL III, 271; cf. NCBEL III, 266 for Moore's LORD BYRON). 17 volumes. Index in Volume XVII. Vols I - XII are all dated 1832 (with the exception of Volume VIII, which is 1834, though retaining the 1832 engraved t.p.); vols XIII - XVII are 1833. Frontis & engraved title page in each volume. Small 8vo. 6-3/4" x 4-1/8". Period half-vellum with marbled paper boards & eps. Elaborate gilt decorated spine. Black leather title labels to spine. TEG. Professional rejointing to Vol I front board. Spines uniformly sun-tanned. Later vols with chipped/rubbed labels. Period engraved bookplate to front paste-downs. A Very Good set. Item #28902
Initially planned in 14 volumes, with volume 13, the t.p. no longer stated "In Fourteen Volumes.". "In Seventeen Volumes" did not appear until the final volume, i.e. volume XVII.