London: Henry Colburn, 1827. Extra-Illustrated Edition. Octavos, 9 volumes; VG; bound in half blue calf with blue cloth boards, paneled spines with gilt lettering and titling; top edge of text blocks gilt; marbled endpapers; unsigned binding; all volumes have very mild wear, primarily to corners, mild cracking to some hinges; volume 3 has a small hole in the head of the spine; extra illustrated with 650 portraits and 70 views; inlaid pages; with separate title page for the nine volumes in addition to the inlaid title pages; mild scattered foxing; scarce; Shelved above Middle East.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
"These Volumes contain Six Hundred and Fifty Portraits, some Four Hundred of which are scarce, proof, or coloured prints, including One Hundred by early engravers, Faithorne (9), R. White (21), Hollar (5), Loggan, Lombart, Aubrey, Stent, Van Dalen, Marshall (4), Houbraken, Bartolozzi, Van der Gucht, Vertue, and others, amongst which may be mentioned the Five Portraits of John Evelyn, Charles II (by Faithorne), James, Duke of York (by Van Dalen), Samuel Pepys (by R. White), John Pym (by Gaywood), William Lilly (by Marshall), Lucretius designed by Mary Evelyn (by Hollar), and Seventy Views, many of which are coloured.";