London: T. Osborne et al., 1791. 12 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A handsome 'Country House' set in 18th century full speckled calf with raised bands and twin labels. With the splendid armorial bookplate of George de Ligne Gregory of Harlaxton Manor. Some chipping to the head caps and slight staining and marking but a firm and solid set with a bright text. 'Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts of Time to the Present Period'.