London: William Pickering, 1836.
Large paper copy. The First Nicholas Edition. Extra-Illustrated and expanded to four volumes. There are 318 extra plates, 23 colored. Bound by Riach in full green morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and simple panel ornaments, the covers with a series of ruled frames with cornerpieces, dentelles. Moderate foxing primarily due to the properties of the various papers of the extra plates. Item #22406
This edition was a favorite of the extra-illustrator... [a set] was exhibited at the International Fisheries Exhibition, London, 1883... containing some 5,000 extra-illustrations... [and] extended to 41 volumes. (Coigney 44). Kelly. Pickering Checklist, 1836.17; Keynes, p. 94 (a Keynes "Special Merit" title; Horne 43.