London: Longmans 1836 - 1847. 12 volumes, 9.25 inches tall. A spectacular consecutive run in full straight grain morocco by Bedford, one of the greatest London bookbinders of the period. Gilt raised bands, simple gilt pallets , titles and all edges gilt. Delightful anthologies of poetry and prose embellished with 169 engravings. With very many contributors including Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, Walter Savage Landor, Captain Marryat, Benjamin D'Israeli and William Harrison Ainsworth. With the armorial bookplate of Thomas Basil Duguid. Some light foxing to some plates but overall a beautiful run in pristine condition.