London: Henry Colburn, 1843. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #019104
Two volume set, complete with three folding maps and 19 plates, in original cloth bindings, protected in a custom slipcase. Vol. I: xxiv, 387 pages of text, followed by 16 pages of publisher's advertisement; maps housed in intact pocket with original pull-ribbon in the inside front cover. Vol. II: viii, 474 pages of text including an index. Original cloth bindings are worn, chipped and rubbed at the extremities, and heavily sunned/browned on the spines. All inner hinges have been archivally tissue reinforced. The frontispieces and a good number of the plates and maps have minor to moderate foxing, and there is minor foxing to the text. The maps are somewhat browned at some of the folds. Previous owner's engraved bookplate on the inside front cover of both volumes: Sir George Nugent (1757-1849). A custom-made slipcase was made to protect the books. Sabin 4390. Howes B318. First edition.