London: Nimmo, 1889.
2 volumes. Four woodcuts, and twenty etched and aquatint illustrations from contemporary sources by Joseph Greco. Small 4to, 3/4 brown morocco, marbled boards and endpapers. London: John C. Nimmo, 1899. Very good (+). Large paper copy. One of 870 numbered copies.
A very good set of the celebrated and entertaining society "gossip" who moved in the best circles and knew everybody worth knowing -- from Monk Lewis and Beau Brummell, to Wellington and Louis Napoleon. With the bookplates from Ralph Frederica Pulitzer.
Condition: Very Good(+)