London: Tilt and Bogue, 1835-1853. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Item #22117 .
NIneteen volumes comprising the complete first and second series. Bound in full crimson morocco by Riviere and son; spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt titles, gilt inner dentelles, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With the color engraved bookplates of Chales Cobb Walker. And also with a music conservatory blindstamp at the base of each title page and another page near the end, varying with the volume. Otherwise this is a fine set, and profusely illustrated by Cruikshank.
Wrappers are bound in, although the 1835 edition has wrappers from 1842. Three frontispieces with contemporary coloring, otherwise uncolored, as called for. Ads present in a few volumes. The last five volumes have folding frontispieces.
Cohn, 183, who notes that there we frequent reissues in volume form.