London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851. 1st edition thus, i.e., first Bohn edition [Lowndes III, 1282]. 1st published in 1841 (cf. NCBEL III, 1656). 6 volumes in 3: (xx, 444; xx, 416; xx, 400; xx, 400; xxiv, 400; xxiv, 402 pp). Frontispiece wood engraving in Vol I, and all volumes profusely illustrated with cuts. Royal 8vo. Original publisher's half-leather bindings with marbled boards, edges & eps; raised bands; spine lettered & decorated with gilt. Modest wear & a few rubs here 'n there, spines lightly sunned. Two bookplates in each volume. Usual bit of foxing. A VG - VG+ set. Item #46590
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