London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857-1859. First Edition. Presence of ads for this set conform to Van Duzer with exception to the following: Part VI lacking rear ad leaf; Part XIV lacks slip and illstration page at rear; Part XV lacking slip; pp.1-2 are numbered in Part XVI; Part XX lacking "The Daily News" ad; Grace Aguilar ads lacking in Part XXIV, as always. Presence of tissue is lacking in 13 of 24 parts (though its presence or absence is not a point of issue). A handsome set. VAN DUZER 232. First issue, with "actresses" instead of "ancestresses" on p.207, line 15 (No.7, Vol.1). 24 octavo volumes (22cm) in original printed wrappers; illus. Housed in a quarter leather clamshell case with chemise. Skillful restoration to lower 1.5cm of front wrapper on No.1. Wrappers lightly and uniformly soiled, lightly worn overall, though complete. Text edges lightly toned with some scattered soil throughout; brief contemporary owners name written on upper margin on five parts; a solid, Very Good set overall.