London: 1841. 3 preliminary leaves and 40 etched plates. Text and illustrations on India paper, mounted. (Folio) 37x25.5 cm (14½x10") period three-quarter green morocco and cloth, title in gilt on front, spine gilt, all edges gilt; marbled eps. Binding worn, some foxing; very good.
(Bookplate of Melville E. Stone. Melville Elijah Stone (1848 – 1929) was a newspaper publisher, one of the organizers of The Associated Press, and a leading figure in American journalism.)
Illustrations by members of the Etching Club, artists include: T. Webster, C.W. Cope, T. Creswick, R. Redgrave, F. Tayler, H.I. Townsend, J.C. Horsley, C. Stonhouse, and John Bell.
Preceded the trade edition of 1842, published Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. Gordon Ray. The Illustrator and the Book in England, no. 214. Item #51-2486