Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1842. hardcover. 10 volumes. 8vo, beautifully bound in full contemporary dark brown diced calf; gilt-stamped spines with black and red leather labels; marbled endpapers and page edges. Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1842. Fifth edition. A near fine set in a lovely binding. near fine.
Alison's monumental History of Europe, "by far the most remarkable historical work of the century" -- Allibone, I:52.