Hardcover in elaborately gilt decorated red pebbled cloth. All edges gilt. Three volumes in one, separately paginated [245, 228, 312 pages respectively], each with its own title-page. New edition, originally published in this format 1850, this copy dated 1851. Small and neat gift inscription on front free end-paper, dated 1852. Frontispiece foxed, general wear and rubbing to cloth, spine split on outer rear joint and lacking piece at top of spine. Inner hinges tight and sound, text pages clean and unmarked. A tight, sound copy sold more as an example of mid-century publisher’s binding than as a reading copy. Fair.