London: George C. Leighton, 1861. Hardcover. Oversized/ folio red marble boards with red leather spine. Five raised bands on spine with gilt lettering and tooling. Decorative end pages. 622 pages (issues numbered consecutively). Lovely bw frontispiece and illustrations throughout including a large fold out map. Includes several fold out color plates. VG- content; clean and bright; covers have general shelf wear with some edge fading, bumps/scuffs especially to edges. Library label inside front cover. . Pagination may be inconsistent throughout. Missing several illustrations. Large fold out map has heavy wear and tears. Color illustration "Spanish Contrabandista" has major tears. Item #179174
Includes a front index to all engravings. Each issue includes a series of chess moves, wills and bequests, births, marriages, deaths, times of high water at London Bridge, theatre programs, foreign and colonial news, advertisements, music, loads of gorgeous illustrations, court news, and more. A wealth of information on social, political, economic history, the arts; everything!
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