London. George Rutledge and Sons. n.d. (circa 1885). The Edition De Luxe. Limited to 500 numbered copies of which this is number 442. Illustrated throughout with full page plate engravings and further illustrations en texte by "Phiz" and George Cruikshank. 9 volumes complete as issued. 8vo. (5.5 in. x 8.0 in.). Elegantly bound in 3/4 blind-ruled burgundy calfskin and marbled boards. Gilt tooled shamrocks to spine compartments. Raised bands. Gilt titled morocco labels. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g.
Set is comprised of: Arthur O'leary- His Wanderings and Ponderings in Many Lands,: The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer,: Charles O'malley- The Irish Dragoon,: Jack Hinton The Guardsman,: Tom Burke of "Ours". A splendid collection of Phiz and Cruikshank engravings.
Some mild sporadic darkening to spines. Nevertheless a Fine, near pristine, handsomely bound set.