2 vols, 8vo, pp. I: viii, 339, [1 (blank)], II: , 365, [1 (blank)]; very short marginal tear to title vol. I; a very good set in publisher’s red grained cloth by Westley’s & Co, London, boards blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt; spines sunned, slight rubbing and bumping; modern booklabel of John E.C. Palmer to upper pastedowns.
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