Very Good. Item #5484
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1854-1855. Complete six-volume set. Octavo; Vol. I xxxii + 483pp; Vol. II xii + 526pp; Vol. III xv + 466pp; Vol. IV xvi + 572pp; Vol. V xvi + 556; Vol. VI xvi + 554pp, including 174 page discursive index covering all six volumes. Engraved portrait frontis with tissue guard in Vol. I. Brown publisher's cloth with blind-stamped decorative border front and back; gilt-stamped spines.
All volumes with joints and hinges solid. Top edges of all spines tugged and frayed with some cloth missing on Vols. I-IV, but spines otherwise untorn, uncreased, and solid. Gilding thinned on most volumes. Most pages moderately foxed but otherwise very sound.