London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953, 1962, 1963, 1969 and 1972 (all first UK editions).
Octavo, five volumes, 356; 528; 340; 352; and 591 pages plus numerous plates.
Gilt-decorated cloth (papered boards on the fourth volume); minimal foxing; trifling signs of age; an excellent set with the price-clipped dustwrappers lightly sunned on the spines and showing minimal signs of use and age (and with one lightly foxed).
The volumes are: The Untried Years, 1843-1870; The Conquest of London, 1870-1881; The Middle Years, 1882-1895; The Treacherous Years, 1895-1901; and The Master, 1901-1916. [5 items].