All books are in very good condition. All three volumes have numerous black-and-white illustrations. See below regarding condition of each volume. All three volumes first published 1878-1880.
Vol. One - From Earliest Times to 1760 - Book in very good condition, there is a brown stain along the top edge, which only shows as a very narrow strip just half way along the top edge of the pages (see photo), otherwise all pages are very clean and bright, no other marks or foxing. Dustjacket in fine condition. xi, 219, vii pp, including Index and 22 pages of advertisements at the back of the book.
Vol.Two -From 1760 to 1832 - Book in almost fine condition, just very lightly rubbed at bottom spine edge. Dustjacket in very good condition, spine has faded a little, title is still bright, and the back cover has faded around edges (see photo). xi, 210, vii pp, including Index and 4 pages of advertisements at the back of the book.
Vol. Three - From 1832-1880. Book in almost fine condition, only fault - notes written in red and blue
biro on the front endpapers, also two biro notes on publisher's page and a red line on one of the Content's lines. Dustjacket in very good condition, spine a little faded. Back cover has faded along top and by spine edge. 189, viipp, plus 4 advertisement pages.