London: British Museum, 1893-1898-1907. First edition. Hardcover. Folio (20 1/4 x 16").  leaves (Title, Preface, Table of Plates), 150 mounted leaves (Plates) (Vol. 1);  leaves (Title, Preface, Table of Plates), 123 mounted leaves (Plates) (Vol. 2);  loose leaves (Title, Preface, Table of Plates), 100 loose leaves (Plates) (Vol. 3), as issued. Vols. 1 and 2: Original 3/4 burgundy morocco over burgundy cloth, with gold lettering to spines and front covers. Vol. 3: Original half burgundy cloth portfolio over printed paper covered boards, with black lettering to front cover. String ties.
Collection of the first three volumes of a series reproducing in facsimile the Greek papyri owned by the British Museum, in London.
The first volume published in 1893, reproduces all the papyri acquired by the Museum by the end of 1890. Vol.II., published in 1898, reproduces papyri acquired between 1890 and 1895. Published in 1907, vol.III. reproduces papyri acquired by the British Museum between 1895 and 1903. This third volume was co-edited by F.G. Kenyon and H.I. Bell.
Ex-library copy, with sticker at upper front joints, and at tail of spines, bookplate on inside of each front cover, and pocket at verso of back covers. Bindings of vols. 1 and 2 rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather. Volume 3 age-toned along edges of covers, with a 1" closed tear along upper back joint. Bindings in overall good-, portfolio in good, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #43031