William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1932.
REPRINT OF 1928 ONE VOLUME EDITION. xviii, 1421pp. Large 8vo. (8.7 x 5.8 inches). Some very light spotting to both sets of blank free endpapers, otherwise a fine bright copy in near fine, early full blue calf binding by Riviere. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Twin brown labels, lettered and ruled in gilt. Compartments triple ruled and elaborately decorated in gilt. Gilt triple ruled border on both boards. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A couple of small scratches and some areas of fading to the boards where the book has sat on a shelf next to smaller volumes and the exposed areas have been sunned but overall this is still a very attractive early leather binding.