They were published by Adam & Charles Black in Edinburgh. They have 3/4 leather binding, gilt titling and decoration, marbled endpapers and edges and raised bands on the spine. Some of the marbled end paper are marked in the corner Mckelvie & Sons Greenock Printed by Neill & Co Edinburgh.
The interior pages are in good condition and clear. Volumes 4,6,8 and 11 have some faint foxing on the front endpaper and cover paper top edges. Volume 20 has a paper tear on the back hinge of the endpaper and some paper wrinkling on the last few pages. The covers have antique wear as shown.A rare and hard to find set. PLEASE LOOK AT ALL THE PHOTOS FOR MORE DETAILS AS THEY ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE DESCRIPTION OF CONDITION. Thank you for looking and do check out some of our other items shown below. SOME OF OUR OTHER ITEMS SHOWN BELOW BY CLICKING. Your happiness is our number one priority. I do my best to list accurately but may overlook something. I will work with you to obtain satisfactory resolution. Please give me that opportunity and we will get back to you promptly and try to work something out. It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you read the full description and MEASUREMENTS very carefully. Always best to measure a piece of you clothing and compare measurements. We usually list preowned, used, vintage and antique items from estates. Please understand they are not new and there may be signs of wear, use and age. We provide many photos and try our best to describe the items and note any imperfections but please remember these are vintage items.
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