London. The Shakespeare Press, by W. Nichol, for John Major, Fleet-Street. 1828. Illustrated throughout with full page Copper Plate Engravings. 5 volumes, complete as issued. 4to. 6.5" x 10.0". Lavishly bound in full scarlet tri-gilt ruled straight grain morocco. Gilt-ruled spine compartments with ornate gilt-tooled fleural motifs. Gilt-ruled raised bands. Gilt titles. Exceptionally ornate gilt-tooled Inner Dentelles. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g.
The most authoritative work on early English painting, here presented in a most breathtaking binding.
Very Fine flawless set.