Chapman and Hall. London. ND. 1870's.
Volume from the Household edition. Large 8vo. (9.9 x 7.5 inches). Text in double column. Finely illustrated with Sixty one engravings, some full page. Attractive early leather binding of half black calf. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt floral design. Compartments ruled in gilt and decorated with blind stamped chain borders and floral centre tool. Red and olive morocco labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Tan endpapers. Some offsetting to both free endpapers, probably a reaction to the glue used in the paste-downs. All edges speckled. Some minor rubbing to extremities and scratching to the leather of the outer board corners but overall this is a very good copy in a fine Victorian binding.