2 vols., 4to, pp. x, lxxxi, [i], 222; viii, 158. Largely unopened in original green cloth, printed paper labels to spines. Some minor spotting. Boards a little discoloured, labels darkened and chipped, corners bumped. Small library stamp to title-pages, armorial bookplate of Robert George Wyndham Herbert of Ickleton to front pastedowns.
'Between 1826 and 1849 Herbert produced a variety of publications which were abstruse and often inconclusive' (ODNB), among them this historical study of post-Roman Britain. A family association copy: R.G.W. Herbert, the first Premier of Queensland, Australia, was the son of the author, Algernon Herbert.