London, John van Voorst, 1848-1853. Four volumes in four. Large 8vo (24.5 x 15.2 cm). Half titles and titles; 2,064 pp., 203 finely hand-coloured engraved plates, as follows. I: lxxx, 486 pp.; plates A-I, K-U, W, AA-PP, RR-VV, XX-ZZ, AAA-SSS; II: viii, 557 pp.; III: x, 616; IV: vi, 302; plates I-CXXXIII, CXIV A-F. Contemporary full polished tree calf by F. Bedford. Spines with five raised, gilt-lined bands; compartments rich gilt with elaborate floral patterns, red and green morocco labels with gilt title; boards with gilt floral borders, gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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