Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1868. Half Leather. Very Good binding. Item #6717
Octavo. cxxiv, , 411; xviii, 509; xvi, 531 pp., frontises, maps, table. Later edition. In blue calf with corners and marble paper over boards, marbled paper endsheets; textblock edges marbled; each volume with a frontispiece portrait, the first volume has a genealogical chart preceding the text while the second and third volumes have a single page map. Spines are evenly sunned to brown; minor scuffing to the binding, but a fairly presentable set, clean throughout.
These aren't typical prize bindings with printed certificates on the pastedown or armorial stamps on the cover, but on the first blank of each volume there is a note: "A prize for / Eppa Hunton, jr. / Bellevue High School / June 23 1871". Hunton Jr. was the son of Confederate General and U.S. Senator Eppa Hunton. He was also a founding partner of Richmond law firm, Hunton & Williams (now, Hunton Andrews & Kurth).