London: Richard Bentley, 1891. Volume I is a first edition; Volume II is a second edition. Frontisportrait, four fine steel-engraved plates, and nearly 100 text illustrations. Front hinge of Vol. II cracked, but tight, back hinge of the same volume starting to crack. First and last few leaves of each volume lightly foxed. A very good, bright set, largely unopened. Original burgundy cloth with front covers and spines stamped in gilt. Two volumes, octavo. xiv, 268; viii, 306, , 48 (ads) pp. Item #7297
Frith (1819-1909) was an artist of some note. He studied under Sass at the Royal Academy Schools and exhibited at the Royal Acadmy from 1840. His chief works include “Derby Day,” now in the Tate Gallery, “The Railway Station,” and “Charles II’s Last Whitehall Sunday.” He also wrote an autobiography and memoirs.