Hardback with red boards, published by the Trustees of the British Museum, 1961 (first published 1883). Volume 1 only (of 3).
The catalogue of romances was prepared by Harry Leigh Douglas Ward (1825-1906), an Assistant in the Department of Manuscripts at the British Museum, and was unfinished in his lifetime. The first volume is the longest and arguably the most interesting, covering the great Arthurian and Charlemagne cycles and other important groups of romances, such as those of Troy, Alexander, and Guillaume d'Orange, and many miscellaneous romances in prose or verse. It is a great deal more than a catalogue in fact, comprising a series of monographs prepared by Ward from his own studies and those of other specialists. (Information from Wikisource.org.)
Gilt lettering on spine is a little faded, and there are stains to the page ends as shown in our photographs. Covers are in good condition, pages clean and bright, binding tight.