John Murray, 1839. First Edition. Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" / No Jacket. Item #00507800
This set is extensively extra-illustrated by the insertion of over 200 additional engraved plates, portraits, views, etc., relating to the text (most remargined to size). This set is 6 volumes bound in 7 (Vol. I being split into 2 parts to accomodate the extra-illustrations, each of those volumes featuring specially printed title pages); the set is lacking the final 2 volumes, which were 'Don Juan'. Bound in full brown 19th-century polished calf, spines with raised bands and contrasting red and green morocco labels, and elaborate gilt floral tooling within gilt-ruled compartments, covers bordered with twin gilt rules, all edges gilt (spines darkened with rubbing to spines, edges, and corners; some foxing).B/w Illustrations.