[London]: J. Carter, Wood & West, 1786-1793. Three volumes, in six parts, with 119 plates, complete. 12 cm. Full red morocco (edges rubbed), all edges gilt, spines darkened and rubbed, small chip to head of spine of vol. one. Volume one has an engraved title page, the other two title pages are in manuscript. Provenance includes both the White Knights Library and Richard Heber. Later owner's bookplates on front pastedowns and endpapers. Item #62044
This set appears as item 703 in the 1819 auction catalogue of the White Knights Library, the dispersal of a collection amassed by George Spencer-Churchill (1766-1840), Marquess of Blandford and later fifth Duke of Marlborough. The over 100,000 volume library of bibliophile Richard Heber (1773-1833) was auctioned off over thirteen sales in London between 1834 and 1837. This copy bears the stamp "Bibliotheca Heberiana" on the front flyleaf of vol. one.