Cassell & Co. Ltd. London. 1948-54.
FIRST EDITION. SIX VOLUMES. Complete. 8vo. Illustrated throughout all volumes with maps and plans, some folding. Top edges dyed red. A very good, bright set in publishers black cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Decorative endpapers. The gilt is still vibrant and bright on all volumes. In the original dustwrappers. Some minor rubbing to edges and the spines are a bit darkened but the lettering, including the red volume numbers and titles, are bright, readable and not heavily faded, as often found. A few marks to the wrapper panels but overall a clean set. --- Although published in large numbers these volumes are uncommon in very good condition and with the red lettering on the spines still bright and readable. The red ink used is prone to fading in sunlight and is invisible on most copies.