'The memoirs of a most respectable family'. This hardback edition was published by Smith Elder & Son, London in 1889, is beautifully bound and in in Very Good condition especially having regard to age. With a frontispiece 'Mr Barnes Newcome at his Club', edited by Arthur Pendennis Esq. Eighty chapters, 767 pages, 14cm x 19.5cm x 4cm. The insides of the covers, first and final free end pages and edges of all the pages are beautifully decorated with the same 'feather-like' print as found on part of the front and back covers. The spine is divided into six parts, two with the title in gilt lettering, four with gilt shields. Leather bound, the remainder of the boards are in red leather. Slight wear at the top and bottom of the spine and the very edges of the decorated parts of the boards probably due to storage. The corners of the boards are slightly bent and a little worn. The edges of the pages, particularly the top and side edges are a little faded, the bottom edge not so, the colours are bright and clear. The print on the pages inside is bright and clear and there are a few delightful illustrations. There is very light tanning around the edges of the pages but this does not affect the print. The book does not really appear to have been read, the pages are in Excellent condition, a beautiful book.