London: Longmans, Green and Co, (1950-1952). Later printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Red gilt-stamped cloth in pictorial dust jackets. All in all, an about-very-good set, in like DJs. Light edgewear to jackets. Some small chips and tears; touches of soil and mild toning. Price clipped on Vol III. Owner's bookplate on Vol. II at FFEP. Interiors clean, bright throughout. Good and sound. 175pp (Vol. I); 206pp (Vol. II); 209pp (Vol. III); 186pp (Vol. IV). Very good / very good. Item #18345
Illustrated extensively, primarily in B&W. Vol. I, subtitled "Chaucer's England and the Early Tudors," in its fourth impression (1951). Vol. II, subtitled "The Age of Shakespeare and the Stuart Period," in its first (1950). Vol. III, subtitled "The Eighteenth Century," in its first (1951). Vol. IV, subtitled "The Nineteenth Century," in its first (1952). A handsome set altogether.