London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. xvi,624pp. Original medium green cloth, stamped in blind, lettered in gilt (the secondary binding). Frontis, vignette title, and 38 engraved plates by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"). Ink name on free endsheet, spine a bit sunned and rubbed, a few trivial nicks at crown of spine, but a very good copy, internally fresh and clean. First edition, with the eight-line errata, but with the later form of the vignette title with the imprint of Chapman & Hall, representing sheets passed from Bradbury & Evans to Chapman & Hall ca. 1861. The substantial majority of the textual errors far exceeding those mentioned in the errata are uncorrected. This work includes the first example of the "dark plate" process, facing page 547. SMITH 8. (Inventory #: WRCLIT82006)
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