Illustrated English Social History. – Volume One: Chaucer’s England and the Early Tudors / Volume Two: The Age of Shakespeare and The Stuart Period / Volume Three: The Eighteenth Century / Volume Four: The Nineteenth Century. Illustrations Selected by Ruth C. Wright.
Four Volumes (Complete Set). London / New York / Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co., 1949 / 1950 / 1951 / 1952. 22.2 cm x 14.5 cm. Pagination: Volume One: Colour frontispiece, XVI, 175 pages. Many illustrations, colour and gravure plates throughout. / Volume Two: Colour frontispiece, XI, 206 pages. Many illustrations, colour and gravure plates throughout. / Volume Three: Colour frontispiece, XI, 209 pages. Many illustrations, colour and gravure plates throughout./ Volume Four: XI, 186 pages. Many illustrations, colour and gravure plates throughout. Original Hardcover with dustjacket in protective collector’s Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only minor to moderate foxing to front, rear pastedown enpapers, endpapers and dustjackets. Edges discoloured. Faded red decoration to top edges. Dustjackets slightly frayed, Volume Four with one illustration loosely inserted. A previous owners name, dated 1950 and inscription on front enpaper of Volume Two. Ephemera loosely inserted in Volume Three.