London: Cassell, 1948 - 1952. First editions. Hardcover. Contents very fresh. Ownership name to verso of front fly in vols I-V. Early gift bookplate to front pastedown of vol I. Very clean and firm in the gilt-titled black cloth, with some blunting of spine ends, corners good. Red top edges faded in the earlier volumes. The protected dustjackets are, as usual, faded to the spines, losing the red print, but are otherwise very good, with scuffs to some spine ends, a few short closed tears, and a small chip to the top of the lower joint of Vol III. A small but obtrusive chip to the head of the spine of Vol II has been made good with archival tissue, as has that showing at the foot of the spine of Vol IV. The Durafold jacket protectors are readily removed. A very nice set. Very Good+ / very good. Item #19489020
[EXTRA Heavy Item].