Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1923 [first edition].
Octavo, four volumes, xliv, 388; x, 557; [viii], 518; and [viii], 467 pages plus a frontispiece in each volume.
Gilt-decorated red buckram slightly rubbed and marked; spines sunned; tiny nick to the leading edge of the last eight leaves of the second volume; a very good set.
'We have in these four volumes all, or practically all, the discoverable evidence upon the various parts of the subject, collected, weighed, sorted, classified and built up with immense care into a logical and beautiful structure, ornamented by a distinguished literary style.' Provenance: Brian Medlin, with his pencilled ownership signature (1954) in each volume. [4 items].