London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman's, 1840. First Edition. Octavo : complete in three uniform volumes :  323 (324);  341 (342);  325 (326) : plain eps : all edges speckled : leather spines over dark green boards : "Lovejoy's Library" labels pasted over the title labels on the front boards : title, author and volume lettered in gilt to the spines : Lovejoy's Library title labels pasted onto the feps.
Corners bumped and abraded; joints rubbed and starting at the heads; spines rubbed, scuffed and tender at the heads; boards are scuffed; remains of old tape repair on top label volume one; occasional foxing and light soiling throughout. Good. Item #2212
George Payne Rainsford James (1799 – 1860) was an English novelist and historical writer. Both Walter Scott and Washington Irving encouraged him in his writing and during his lifetime he produced numerous novels and historical works as well as poems and plays.
"Eliza Langley (?–1897) was the proprietress of a well-known bookselling, library, and stationery establishment on London Street in Reading. After serving as a manageress to George Lovejoy, the former owner of the business, she purchased it from his trustees in 1884 and acted as proprietress until her death in December 1897. She was the daughter of George Langley, a paper-maker for Ford Mills, in Kent ("Obituary" [for Miss Langley], The Bookseller No. 482 [January 13, 1898]: 16)." (The Walt Whitman Archive)
The King's Highway is identified on the interior Lovejoy labels as title no. 288.