Folio, 4 volumes (400 x 245 mm. each), in full contemporary mottled calf, gilt panelled boards, with ribbed spines, each with ornate gilt decoration, compartments with ornate gilt ruling and central floral gilt design, each with marbled endpapers, red edges, extremities faintly rubbed. With four title page in Dutch printed in red and black and 1025 engraved and mezzotint plates, (plates 227, 354, 442-446, 448, 453, 500, 518, 737, 761 and 911 double-page), printed in colours and finished by hand. Lacking all the text, plates 659 and 660 with minor marginal finger-soiling, 968-970 with tiny nicks at fore-edge, 317 and 850 lightly stained at head. A very fine example.