London: George Virtue. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #6585
No date, c. 1840. 4to. Pp. 200; 172. 2 engraved title pages, engraved map and 168 engraved plates with tissue guards. Full brown morocco with gilt ruled and floral border enclosing an inlaid diamond shaped panel with green, red, white and brown leather onlays outlined in gilt, stamped with gilt floral outlines and acorns. Gilt spine compartments and lettering, inner dentelles, all edges gilt, gold and burgundy seashell patterned endpapers with leather strengthened hinges. Corners lightly bumped, leather rubbed and worn in a few places, but recently expertly touched-up. The blanks and engraved title pages a little foxed but the text and plates throughout with very little spotting. A very nice, clean and tight set in an attractive binding.