10 vols, 8vo, pp. xv, [i], xxviii, 794; xii, xlii, 684; x, 721, ; xviii, xxxvii, [i], 841, ; viii, lxxxvii, [i], 659, ; xxv, [i], xlviii, 728; xix, [i], 786; xxii, 791, ; [iv], v, [i], lxx, 776; [vi], xxxix, 764. Contemporary biscuit calf, boards bordered with a blind roll inside a double gilt rule, spines divided by wide raised bands, green and red morocco labels (‘Ballantyne’s Novelists’ and a vol. number on green, a list of titles in each vol. on red), other compartments with central flower tools within corner sprays all gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. A little minor spotting. Bindings rubbed, extremities worn, several joints splitting (but all sound). Armorial bookplates of Alexander Grant to front pastedowns, over that of James Webster, small bookseller’s stamp of Williams Library Cheltenham to verso of flyleaves.