London: Henry G. Bohn, 1855-1859. First English edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #21661 .
12mo Edition. Five volumes in 2. Full contemporary calf, spines in six compartments, gilt; reed and black lettering labels. Upper boards embossed with a gilt quotation on a banner: "Beati mundo corde". Volumes I and II are second state, the title pages without the reference to three volumes. BAL suyggests that the 12mo London edition was issued simultaneously with the American octavo edition. Two engraved frontispieces of Washington.
The label on the second volume has partially perished, light scuffing and rubbing, else a very good set. Each volume has an illustrated bookplate, the one in the first volume covering the apparent removal of an earlier plate.