London: Printed by T. Jones... and Sold by T. Payne... / Printed by W. Oliver... and Sold by T. Payne and Son... [et al], 1767-8. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Contemporary specked calf, ornate gilt-stamped border on boards, gilt-stamped lettering and ornament in spine compartments (5 raised bands); complete set of 9 volumes (published and bound as Volume I, Parts i-ii, Volume II, Parts i-iii, Volume III, Parts i-iv), 8vo; pp. xlvi, 384; 384; 315; 335; 540,  (blank, errata); 403; 432; 462; 505,  (errata). Volumes I-II (bound as the first 5 volumes of this set), printed by T. Jones, 1768 (and with the armorial bookplate of Reverend John St. John of Farley); Volume III (the last 4 volumes of this set), printed by W. Oliver, 1767. Bindings just a bit worn, with some bumping and very light chipping along spines and edges of boards. Contents somewhat tanned, with some faint foxing here and there, but overall tight, bright, clean, and unmarked. A nice set of the rare first edition, difficult to find in a straight run. (Inventory #: JC14337)
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