George Routledge and Sons. London.,1859-61.
NEW EDITION. 7 Volumes. 8vo. (6.7 x 4.5 inches). Very good, clean copies in early bindings of half brown calf, the spines all unifrormly faded to an attractive tan colour. Raised bands with gilt striping. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Red title labes, gilt. Marbled paper on boards and endpapers. Small book label of W H Smith, Strand, London, on inner rear board of each volume. All edges marbled. Some rubbing and chipping to spine tops. Three volumes with some old worm damage (the volumes are all clean and free from any bugs) to hinges. All boards and spines are solid and firm. Overall an attractively bound set of this classic work.:.