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The Life and Times of Queen Victoria, Illustrated, 4 Volumes, Robert Wilson, 1897

£50.00
SKU LAN8717

The Life and Times of Queen Victoria, Illustrated. By Robert Wilson. 4 Volumes complete.

Published by Cassell and Company Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne. Undated but c. 1897 (Vol IV content goes up to her Jubilee of that date). Subscription edition, with Subscription edition slip bound in.

A good set of blue cloth hardbacks with faux leather appearance, including gilt design motif on a blind stamped design. Covers a little bumped and scuffed. Vol. III with a little more wear and with some marks to top of rear cover and worn through material at hinge near head of spine. Gilt edges to text block all round. Soundly bound. 

Pages have age discoloration but are in good condition throughout. The plates are on a thicker stock and include some lovely steel engravings, with spotting in places. Each volume has a regal frontispiece with facsimile signature. Offsetting to endpapers and tissue guards. Occasional page flaws; tear to p.253 in Vol I, and very occasional page edge tear or tissue guard damage.

Vol I: viii + 384pp + Plates.

Vol II: viii + 385 - 752pp + Plates.

Vol III: vIII + 384pp + Plates.

Vol IV: xi + 385 - 864pp + Plates.

Dimensions: Approximate size, of each volume: 262mm x 188mm x 26mm. Substantial - weighs approximate 4.4kg unpacked.