London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. H. K. Browne ('Phiz'). First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #18169
Frontispiece, engraved title and 38 full page plates by H. K. Browne ('Phiz'). Bound from the monthly parts. First state text with 'Rigaud' for 'Blandois', and with the errata slip from Part XVI laid-in at p. 467. Signature BB2 with early misprint (B2). 2 volumes. Contemporary half leather, spines ruled in gilt into 6 compartments. Morocco lettering pieces, gilt; gilt vignettes in remaining compartments. MArbled paper boards. Light rubbing and edgewear to the boards, else the bindings are fine. 4 plates in Vol. I & 2 in Vol. II have a light marginal stain (not affecting images); otherwise the plates are fresh and free from foxing, including the 'dark' plates. The frontispiece has lightly offset onto the engraved title. A fine set.