The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane.
London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1822. 4 volume set, 6 3/4 inches tall. A very attractive Georgian full calf bound set with wide gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt and blind fillets frame the boards. With the celebrated engravings by Robert Smirke. There is a neat ink inscription on the first blank. Some foxing to the plates, otherwise a perfectly clean set of this hugely popular 18th century French novel, here translated into English.