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(London: Longman, Brown & Co. et al. 1850). 223 x 140 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Four volumes. A New Edition, Continued to the Present Time.
EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY CALF, boards with small floral cornerpieces and double gilt rules, raised bands, spines gilt in scrolling design, red and green morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers. A little crackling to spines, but AN ESPECIALLY FINE SET of this epistolary history of Western Europe, little changed from the days it graced the library of the Victorian gentleman who owned it originally.