[BOXED SET]. EDGEWORTH, Maria; S.C. HALL; Leitch RITCHIE; Mrs. ROWAN and others (contributing authors). Chambers's Library For Young People. London; William and Robert Chambers. 1872-4.
8vo.; 10 volumes; bound in variously coloured cloth (tan, coral, blue, green, crimson), with spines and upper covers panelled and decorated in black and gilt, plain edges, coated yellow endpapers, housed in the original publisher's presentation box with lift-up lid, panelled in black and lettered in gilt, with Chambers' paper label, listing titles, within, and replaced ribbon pulls; with wood-engraved frontispieces throughout, guarded by tissues; a near fine and sparkling set, with only minor signs of handling, scarce complete with the box which has rubbing, soiling, and some expert repairs.
First editions thus, presented in the Chambers's Library for Young People comprising Alfred in India; Clever Boys and Other Stories; Duty and Affection; History of England; Fireside Amusements; History of France; Grandmamma's Pockets; Little Robinson, And Other Tales; Moral Courage, And Other Tales, and Orlandino: A Tale.