This is a beautiful set (5 volumes) of the poetry of John Dryden. It is bound in a lovely navy blue leather, and the books are in excellent condition. They were published in London in 1852. They have marbled fronts and endspieces, and the ends of the pages are marbled.They have gold tooling on the front, back, and spine, and measure 6 and 1/4 inches North to South, 4 inches East to West, and are almost 1 inch thick. These would make a nice edition to any library.