First. hardcover. Illustrated by Phiz and Hablot K. Brown. 38 volumes. Various sizes ranging from small to tall, thick 8vo, all uniformly bound in olive morocco, gilt-stamped raised bands (shamrocks on spines), inner dentelles, t.e.g.; (spines faded to brown). London: Wm. S. Orr, Chapman and Hall, Blackwood, Hodgson, et al., 1844 to 1906. All First Editions. Very Good. very good.
Lever's novels vary from the earlier Irish and military extravaganzas to the 1860's studies of common Irish life and manners. A contemporary of Dickens, Lever was considered a brilliant and amusing novelist, with a humor which poked fun at his own people. Many of his works were first published in series and then assembled into books. Some volumes have the original pictorial wrappers bound in.