Dorking: Robert Best Ede, 1841-48. FIRST EDITIONS. 5 volumes as 10 parts. Octavo (26 x 17 x 28cm). Publisher's original embossed purple cloth with gilt titles to evenly faded spines, yellow endpapers, edges untrimmed. Illustrated with 127 full page steel engraved plates by Thomas Allom, Thompson and others (some folding), with tissue guard, 2 vignettes and 4 coats of arms. The geological sketch is by Gideon Mantell. Binding rubbed and marked; some foxing, mostly to page edges and frontispieces. Bookplate to paste downs. A tight set. Very Good. Item #36711
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