New York: Athenaeum Press, 1890. 1st American edition. Leather. 28 volume set, complete. A very Good set. 8vo., each volume approximately 325 pp., each illustrated with several photogravures, with captioned tissue guards. Uniformly bound in half red morocco with marbled paper over boards. Top edge gilt. Largely unopened. Spine's darkened somewhat, with the leather spines a bit dry; some rubbing and wear to the joints, crowns and tails. Donation book plate on the front paste downs. Text and plates Near Fine, in Very Good bindings. *** Lord Nelson And Lady Hamilton -2 Vol., Mrs. Sarah Siddons -2 Vol., Fanny Burney, Mrs. Jordan - 2 Vol., Mary Wortley Montagu, Nell Gwyn, The Sheridans - 2 Vol., Horace Walpole, Laurence Sterne - 2 Vol., Lord Chesterfield - 2 Vol., Lady Blessington, Mrs. Mary Robinson, Peg Woffington -2 Vol., Beau Nash, Colley Cibber - 2 Vol., Count Brammont, Captain Gronow - 2 Vol., Beau Brummell - 2 Vol. Very Good. Item #23220
28 volume set, complete. Biographies of prominent English personalities of the 18th century.