London: George Routledge and Sons, 1885. Illustrated with mezzotint plates and hand coloured frontispiece and other plates after portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds. This set extra-illustrated with the insertion of 108 portraits and thirty-four views (of these forty-nine are hand coloured).
The Sir Joshua Reynolds edition. Five volumes. One of 500 numbered sets.
Quarto, full brown crushed levant morocco, covers with geometric gilt patterns which are repeated on the spines, gilt board edges and turn-ins, brown-orange silk endpapers, all edges gilt, by Bayntun of Bath. Cloth slipcase with silk ribbon pull (case a little rubbed at edges). Spines a little faded, else a fine set.