Published for the Proprietors by George Virtue, 25, Paternoster Row (Bradbury & Evans)
viii, 384 printed pages. Box-ruled three column text. Engraved title and dedication to Prince Albert, (tissue-guarded) 34 steel engraved plates, hundreds of text engravings, many full-page. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Pages 14-20 bound in the wrong order (but all present). Some gatherings a little loose. 26 x 32 cm. Full contemporary forest green morocco binding. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt lettering and floriate gilt tooling. Edges hinges worn and top of spine beginning to work slightly loose. Upper and lower boards with scrolling corner motifs within triple rulled borders all in gilt. Wear to corners and to edges- a much loved copy.