Fine copy in a frayed and chipped dustwrapper. This was the most comprehensive study of the subject, at the time of printing. In near to fine condition, with its dustwrapper-slightly scuffed. With over 240 illustrations. (This is Volume 1, from a 3 volume set, covering the centuries). 243 pages.
Second printing. Complete in three volumes (all second printing): Volume 1, The Eighteenth Century, Volume 2, The Romantic Period, Volume 3, The Victorian Period. Coloured frontispieces, monochrome illustrations. Condition notes: All the books are in very good condition, with just slight knocking/rubbing to boards, and some fading or faint discolouration at extremities; internally clean, sound and bright. Dust jackets (none price clipped) on the whole are good rather than very good: that of Volume 1 has a small area of some damage to the back, that of Volume 3 chipped and worn at top and bottom of the spine, and all have some rubbing to the edges and some age-darkening. No inscriptions.
Fine. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall In three volumes. xii, 243; xii, 244; xvi, 398 pp. Half brown/maroon morocco over maroon boards. Five raised bands to spines. Gilt panels and lettering to spines. Bound by Asprey. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Numerous b&w illustrations. No names or inscriptions. A handsome set.
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