London: British Museum Publications Limited, 1978-1949. Later printing. Hardcover. Large octavo (10-1/4" x 7"). Eleven volumes bound in 12 (Vol. III is in 2 parts). Volumes I-VIII are uniformly bound in black cloth with gilt lettered spines, Vols. IX-XI from an earlier printing (1949-1954), are also in black cloth but are lettered differently, and are unopened. Volumes V-XI are each illustrated with a frontispiece.
Note: Volumes I-IV, covering the period 1320-1770, were originally prepared by Frederic George Stephens with the assistance of Edward Hawkins. The last 7 volumes, covering the great period of British caricature from 1771-1832, were prepared by Mary Dorothy George. Very good + to fine condition. Item #52440