London: Jerrard, 1859
First Edition, thus. Quarto (30cm) xii, 66, 4 pp of text, 32 coloured plates; additional titlepage (illustrated in colour); original yellow endpapers (with presentation label pasted in; publisher’s original decorative boards, gilt, corner bumped, spine expertly repaired and head and tail; all page edges gilt. A very good copy.
This is one of several versions of this book; the plates are wonderfully vibrant and, in this case, free from any markings or dirty thumb prints.