Fordingbridge, Castle Hill Press, 1997 [first thus]/ 1922.
Quarto, three volumes (two of text, one of illustrations), xxii, 434 (last blank), and [x], -880 pages plus 2 folding colour maps in an endpocket; and 127 plates (27 in colour, a few in monochrome).
Quarter cream cloth and grey papered boards with green leather title-labels on the spine (the text volumes), and flexible cream cloth (the volume of illustrations); small name-stamp (and private library number) of Ian Pettman on the half-titles; a fine set with the near-fine dustwrappers.
Number 249 of 650 sets bound thus (in a total edition of 752 sets). Reprinted here for the first time since 1922 (when only 'Eight copies were produced on a proofing press'), this 'Oxford Text' is 'one third longer, containing an additional 83,000 words - equivalent to about 170 pages' than the later Subscriber's Edition (1926) and first trade edition (1935). O'Brien A034a. [3 items].