Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1849-1850. First Collected Tauchnitz Edition. "Copyright Edition" of the author's eighth novel, issued by Tauchnitz as Volumes 175-177 in their "Collection of British Authors" series. An attractive contemporary binding, possibly made to order for this bookseller by the publisher or an independent binder. Todd & Bowden 175; Gimbel A125. Item #2922
Second State, with the imprint and colophon for each volume reading "Leipzig / Bernhard Tauchnitz / [date]." Three octavo volumes (16.25cm); spines in pebbled burgundy cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt; boards in maroon leaf-patterned cloth; vi,322; vi386; x,430pp. Dutch booksellers tickets at front pastedown of each volume (P.Noordhoff, Groningen); contemporary owners name (in ink) to front endpaper; light wear to spine ends and lower board edges, scattered foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves (margins a bit less so), and light rubbing to covers; Very Good+.