London. John W. Parker and Sons. 1855-1861. The First Edition. Illustrated throughout by double page, full page and en texte maps. 4 volumes complete as issued. 8vo. 5.5" x 8.5". Bound in original blind embossed green cloth over boards. Gilt titles to spine.
Covers rubbed, and moderately worn. Several incidences of marginal, very light water staining. Tape repair with residue to gutter of page 171-173 of vol. 2 with tiny hole in page. Pencil annotations to some blank endsheets. Sporadic small pencil checks to some margins. Generally, a Very Good set.