THE ARGOSY. London, 1870-1871; 1876; 1878-1891. Octavo, 31 volumes, each issue has a woodcut frontispiece, three volumes in original publisher's cloth, rest rebound in three-quarter leather. First edition. An extensive run of this popular mid-Victorian monthly magazine, of which Mrs. Wood was the proprietor and editor from 1867-1887, patterning it after BELGRAVIA. (The complete life span of the magazine was 1865-1901.) Wood serialized much of her fiction here as well as miscellaneous fiction and nonfiction by others. Present in this lot are volumes 9, 10 and 11 (covering 1870 and first half of 1871) in original publisher's decorative green cloth. Also present are rebound volumes XXI through LII (covering 1876 through 1891), lacking only the volumes for 1877. All but two are the usual six-month bind-ups. The original cloth bindings are in sound, good condition. The rebound volumes are in various states of disrepair. A useful reference set. Extra postage for this. (#142537).