Irish Metropolitan Magazine. Volume II. October, 1857 – Volume III, September 1858. Two volumes of three.
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Dublin: Edward J. Milliken & W. Robertson; London & Edinburgh: Simpkin, Marshall; Oliver and Boyd, 1857-1858. Demy octavo. pp. (2) iv, 720 (3) iv, 728. Contemporary full green morocco, covers ornately blocked in gilt with a large harp decorated with shamrocks in centre. Spines divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title in gilt direct in the second, the remainder elaborately tooled in gilt to a centre-and-corner design; board edges and turn-ins gilt; gold, blue and green patterened endpapers; green and gold endbands. Inscribed presentation copy from the editor to Madeline Bushe. Both volumes apparently were annotated by the editor who in most instances gives the names of authors; also with some corrections. Volume two rebacked preserving original backstrip. All edges gilt. A very attractive and desirable set.
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