A volume in The Cabinet Cyclopaedia, ‘conducted by Rev. Dionysius Lardner…’. Leather binding, original publisher’s paper label. Sixteen pages of publisher’s advertisements precede title page. Three plates at end, plus index. A few newspaper and other cuttings of various dates (including 1840, 1854) have been slipped in (with no offsetting or staining- the pages remain clean and bright). Printed/bound in octavo, 18 cm tall. Condition: Leather a little knocked but overall sound and firm. One of the three plates has become disbound.