London: Blackie & Son, 1884. Hardcover. Engraved from important works by distinguished modern painters, and from authentic state portraits. With descriptive historical sketches. These two substantial volumes have 69 handsome plates that illustrate important events and persons in the history of England and Scotland. Bound in three quarter brown leather with black cloth covers. Leather is chipped, rubbed, and bumped. Spine has raised bands with dark brown title labels. Covers have signs of wear and handling. All edges gilt. Hinges reinforced. Light spotting to first and last few pages but otherwise clean and bright. Someone scrawled her name and address on a free front endpaper of Volume II. A nice set in very good condition. Will require extra postage. Quartos. Volume I: 182 pages plus plates; Volume II: 171 pages plus plates. ENG/101921. Very Good.