London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1857.
Hardcover. First edition. Three volumes. Publisher’s olive green cloth with a decorative design blocked in blind, gilt spine, glaized endpapers. The first volume is inscribed by Hemphill's son Charles H. Hemphill, 1st Baron Hemphill, PC QC (an Irish politician and barrister) to the Duchess of Bedford. Bound in at the back of volume three is a 32-page publisher's "Catalogue of Books" dated February, 1857, followed by a four-page advertisement (with specimen pages from Carlyle's French Revolution and Lever's Harry Lorrequer) dated February 2, 1857. Light sunning to the spines, a bright, near fine set in the original publisher's binding. *OCLC* locates only 5 copies. Loeber, *A Guide to Irish Fiction 1650-1900*.