1st edition: 1st or very early issue. Published by Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London. Three volumes. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Volume I: half-title; title page, 1, 358 pp, imprint leaf. Volume II: half-title; title page, 1, 370 pp, imprint leaf. Volume III: half-title; title page. 1, 371 pp. imprint present at bottom of p. 371. With the first issue point: 'our' for 'your' in the first line of text of p.136 in Volume II. Volume II: p. 26 figure 7 present. Volume III: p.153 G2 is printed 2 G, p. 323 is printed: 32 3. Rubbing to the boards and edges. Occasional foxing. Minor worming present to all three volumes. Half titles restored to the top edge of all three volumes some time ago. Neat bookplate to front paste-down of volume I. Overall a very good, unsophisticated set of a very scarce title. Considered one of the first fiction bestsellers with the first edition selling out in a few days.
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