London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1851-1860; 1874.
Mixed Editions. Eight quarto volumes. Superbly bound by J. B. Hawes (stamped pallet, "Bound by Hawes. Oxford" on verso of front fly) in full rich dark blue crushed morocco with three concentric rectangular gilt fillet borders and florets at corners, on both covers. Spines with six compartments, four of which containing gilt border and floret design, gilt-stamped borders on dentelles, marbled endsheets. Modern Painters: Volume I is fifth edition, revised by author, volume II is fourth edition (1856), revised. Volumes III through V, 1856, 1856 and 1860, respectively. Contains foxing to verso of plates, almost always seen with these editions, sometimes heavy, owing to the high acid content used on the thick card stock, however in nearly all cases, the printed sides are free of foxing and in nice condition. Stones of Venice, A New Edition, 1874. A New Edition. Plates throughout, many colored. Near fine. All 8 volumes similarly bound, a superb set, not often seen in full morocco in this condition, with minimal corner rubbing and slight rubbing to margins of spine, near fine in general. AEG.
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