Hurst and Blackett, Successors to Henry Colburn. London. 1863.
THIRD ENGLISH EDITION. Three volumes. 8vo. (8 x 5.4 inches). Some foxing to just a few pages but overall very good throughout. Original publishers purple cloth bindings. Spines lettered and decorated in gilt, boards with blind-stamped decorative borders. Pale green endpapers. Corners, ends of spines, and hinges are a but rubbed and bumped. Inner hinges are cracked but all holding. Gilt on spines a little dulled but overall this is a very good set. Scarce in the publishers original cloth bindings. Published the year after both the original Brussels and first English editions, this is the last three decker edition. ------- This copy was once owned by the famous artist Briton Riviere (1840 - 1920). It is signed by him to the half title of each volume, and also has an autograph signed letter tipped into the front of volume 1, and a further ALS loosely inserted.