Londini [London]: Gul. Pickering, 1821. 1st edition thus (Kelly 1820.2; Keynes, p. 73). , 185,  pp. Frontis. Engraved title page. Heraldic device to printed t.p. Cut of Francis Bacon to last page. 3-1/4" x 1-3/4". Bound in later brown full calf, with gilt stamped title lettering to spine. Speckled red edges. Marbled paper eps. Front joint a bit tender. Spine crown leather pulled. A VG copy. Item #33177
Billed as a "typographical tour de force", Pickering's famous Diamond Classic series was his first major effort in the publishing business, with this title the first book issued in that series, and only the second from Pickering's press.