London: Richard Bentley, 1840, 1842, 1847. Illustrated by Leach and Cruikshank.
First edition, first issue (vol. I p. 236 blank). Three volumes. Half titles in first two volumes. Bookplates of Frederic Robert Halsey (1847-1918) print and book collector, lawyer, member of Grolier Club; his collection sold at Anderson Galleries, New York in 1916.
Octavo, full smooth polished light brown calf, spines with raised bands, compartments tooled and decorated in gilt, green and red gilt lettered spine labels, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers by Zaehnsdorf. Extremities a little rubbed, spines a little darkened, one spine label missing from second and third series, else fine.