London: Bradbury &Evans, 1853.
First edition, first issue. (Probably bound from the parts as the error "30" remains on page 230). xvi,624p. Illustrated with 40 etchings, including the title-page, by H.K. Browne. Bound by Riviere in full calf with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles on red and blue labels and fancy panel ornaments, double fillet rules on the covers, dentelles. Author label with small dark spot, all else fine. The plates uncommonly and remarkably clean and bright. A beautiful copy. Item #21490