London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. First Edition. Octavo. Item #021113
First state with all usual issue points by Smith. A spectacular copy without the usual "heavy" foxing especially to the plates. The present copy has just a hint of foxing. Seven of the eight dark plates, p. 146 does not appear to be in a dark state. Beautifully bound by Bickers in full tan polished calf, boards triple ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, light and dark brown morocco spine labels gilt, gilt decorated turn-ins, all edges gilt, minor spots of rubbing along the joints.. A beautiful copy.