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8vo 8" - 9" tall; 863 pages; HC 2 volumes, complete. 427 & 336 pp 1st edition. Resewn and recased in mid 20th century library grade red buckram cloth, with title lettering stamped in gilt. Ex-library copy with expected attachments and indications, including catalog labels to spines, bookplates to front pastedowns and checkout slips at rear. A few blind stamps of library ownership scattered in the texts. Errata slip bound in to Vol I. 28 page catalog of Longman's titles appears at rear of Vol II. A notice at the front of Vol II announces the anticipated completion and publication of a 3rd volume in the work, which was not published. Illustrated with several plates in each volume. Some scattered instances of pencil underlining, largely confined to Vol I, are somewhat sloppy but could be erased. A few scattered pages of the text with a nick or short closed tear to the front edge, of which we have mended a few with archival japanese paper. Uncommon in the original edition, this copy is sturdily rebound but suffers aesthetically from prior institutional ownership. Good only thus. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping.