London: Young, 1819.
155 portraits, including 14 by George Cruikshank, numerous wood-engraved tailpieces. Scattered foxing, browning and offsetting. A marvelous portrait gallery of scoundrels, eccentrics, convicts, thieves, beggars, strongmen, tightrope walkers, debauchées, giants, dwarves, prize fighters, spies, traitors, prostitutes, idiots, showmen, writers, paupers, and other remarkable persons who lived between 1688 and 1760. 4 vols. 4to., 12 1/2 x 10 inches, rebound in gray cloth. London: H. R. Young & T. H. Whiteley, 1819. Large paper edition. First Edition.
Newspaper article from 1933 pasted onto inside front cover.
Condition: Very Good