London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1845. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good/Near Fine. Item #011007
2 Volumes Complete, 12mo., (4) 220pp., (6)215(1)pp. Sharp second Edition of "so Much of...", originally published the prior year), and First Edition of "Some Further Portions...". Printed by C. Whittingham at the Chiswick Press. Beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf in matching brown morocco, (signed on each front turn-in), bordered and paneled in gilt and black fillets with gilt=stamped corner fleur-de-lis decorations. Similarly designed turn-ins, Gilt-stamped titling on spine with raised bands with blind-stamped compartment decorations with gilt-stamped fleur-de-lis. Top edge gilt. marbled end-papers. Rear paste-down in each volume has a bright, unblemished gilt-stamped Zaehnsdorf mark. Each volume is square, tight and mostly clean throughout. Off-setting to end-papers from the turn-ins. Some rubbing to edges, hinges and tips. A hint of page-edge toning and a light smudge or spot here and there but quite minor. Flyleaf in vol. II has a neatly written contemporary ownership inscription and some heavier spotting. This "diary" was originally published anonymously and extensively researched by Rathbone who wrote in the preface shat the "style of printing and general appearance..." is an impersonation of a "...lady of the seventeenth century". A very sound, handsome collectable copy.