Volumes I to XXIV, 1827 to1831. Dark red leather spines and board tips, with marbled paper (Schrottel) boards. Portraits of each diarist. Nice Firm Clean copies ! Light general wear. Bindings, hinges, text pages near fine. No foxing except for near portraits. Brilliant entertaining autobiographies by: I. Colley Cibber (comedian). II. Hume, William Lilly (astronomy), Voltaire. III + IV. Jean-François Marmontel (history, opera, poetry, novels). V. Robert Drury (sailor, Madagascar captive). VI. George Whitefield (Methodist), Voyage from London to Savannah. James Ferguson (astronomer, instrument and globe maker). VII. Mary Robinson (actress). Charlotte Charke aka Cibber, Charlotte Secheverell, Charles Brown (actress, playwright, novelist, and noted transvestite). VIII. Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Prince Eugene of Savoy. IX + X. Augustus Von Kotzebue (dramatist, writer, Siberian exile). XI. Captain John Creichton (Scottish soldier). William Gifford (critic, editor, poet, satirist). Thomas Ellwood (religious writer). XII. Lewis (Ludvig) Holberg (writer, essayist, philosopher, historian and playwright). XIII. James Hardy Vaux (swindler, thief, transported to Australia thrice). XIV + XV. Edward Gibbon (historian, member of Parliament). XVI + XVII. Benvenuto Cellini (artist). XVIII. James Lackington (bookseller). XIX. Theobald Wolfe Tone (Irish revolutionary, United Irishmen, father of Irish republicanism, leader of 1798 Irish Rebellion). XX. Bubb Dodington (English politician and nobleman). XXI + XXII. Margravine of Bareith (Frederica Sophia Wilhelmina) sister of Frederick the Great. XXIII + XXIV. Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni (comic writer, Italian playwright and librettist).