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London, Privately Printed 1879, hb. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. 4to, pp. lx, 593. From the Colophon: "Issue. Two Hundred and Fifty Copies, all on the same Paper. Printing finished April 21st, 1879."
¶ This is one volume of a three volume set which, although a facsimile has been reprinted, is extremely hard to obtain in its original, and usually quite expensive ($3,000 to $5,000). Only 250 copies of the set were ever printed. This single volume is not in the best of condition, for two main reasons: pp. 326-399 are not present, and the binding is split at that portion of the book. Otherwise, the book is bound in half leather over marbled boards. The boards are scuffed & rubbed. The hinges are cracking, but still intact. All of the full page illustrations and facsimiles are present. The contents are a bit age-toned, but generally clean. Recognizing the defects of this copy, but having regard to its scarcity, we have priced it accordingly. No returns, please, for completeness or condition.
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