London: Printed for W.J. and J. Richardson; Otridge and Son; R. Faulder; Cuthell and Martin et al, 1896. Early edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #019796
Two volume set. Contemporary bindings with leather spines and corners and marbled paper-covered boards. The corners are bumped, with moderate rubbing and scuffing. Complete with 7 copper plates. The first few pages of both volumes are moderately foxed, with the remainder of the text remaining clean and unmarked. Vol. I: viii, 403 pages. Vol. II: [vi], 553 pages of text including and index, and [i] page providing instructions to the binder for the placement of the plates. "To furnish Topics of Innocent and Ingenious Conversation", including selections on Perfections, Imperfections and Deformities, Affections of the Senses, Virtues, Vices, Historical anecdotes and curiosities and a large and very Miscellaneous section. Early edition.