London: Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer, n.d., ca. 1870. Hardcover. Near fine. Item #21494 .
New edition. Illustrated by George Scharf, Jun. with original drawings and drawings from the antique.
Bound by Mudie of London. Half dark green morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt. Marbled paper boards, endpapers and edges in a non-pareil pattern. A fine copy with only a trace of rubbing at the edges and hinges.
We have dated this at about 1870 based on the history of the Longmans company. In 1865, the firm became Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, but in 1880 the name was changed to Longmans, Green & Co.
Charles Mudie was a fine binder in London, who flourished in the 1840 to 1870 time period.