T. Cadell and E. Moxon. London. 1830 + 1834.
FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS. Two volumes. Small 4to. (8.2 x 5.9 inches). Illustrated with a total of 124 (55 and 69) fine steel engraving vignettes by Cooke, Finden, and others after illustrations by J. M. W. Turner, Thomas Stothard and Samuel Prout, specially commissioned for these works. Good strong impressions of the engravings. Finely bound in early full dark green morocco bindings by Bayntun. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments fully decorated and lettered in gilt. Boards with wavy line, dot and ruled edges and elaborate decorated corners, all in gilt. Board edges with gilt piping. Turn-ins double ruled and with decorative floral corner designs. marbled endpapers. Previous owner neat bookplate to the front pastedown endapers. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Spines a little faded to an attractive brown but overall a fine pair.