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DICKENS, Charles
Little Dorrit
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. "Credit is a System Whereby a Person who can't Pay, gets Another Person who can't Pay, to Guarantee that he can Pay" (Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit) A Complete Set in the Original Parts with all the Advertisements DICKENS, Charles. Little Dorrit. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: 1857 [i.e., December 1855-June 1857]. First edition,first state, in the original monthly parts: twenty numbers bound in nineteen; first issue, following all points in Hatton & Cleaver. Octavo (8 7/8 x 5 11/16 inches: 224 x 145 mm.). [ i-v]vi-vii[viii-ix]x-xii[xiii] xiv, [1]2-625[626]. Forty inserted plates by "Phiz." Collates complete with all wrappers correct, all "Advertisers," all back ads, and all slips as per Hatton & Cleaver. Part VII has a duplicate of "The Smithsonian Monument" advert (4 pp.). First state text in XV with "Rigaud" for "Blandois." Original blue printed wrappers. An amazingly original example with just a small repair to the spine of parts I & XIX/XX. The two plates in part XIV have a very light waterstain, a few of the plates with far less-than-usual foxing or toning, mainly on blank margins. A wonderful set with the text in parts III, X, XII, XIII, & XIV entirely uncut. Chemised in a red cloth slipcase with maroon morocco spine label lettered in gilt. "Originally issued in twenty numbers, bound in nineteen monthly parts [December 1855 - June 1857], price one shilling per number, except the last two (19 and 20) which formed a double-number, priced at two shillings. Blue paper wrappers were again employed; the design for the front wra … [Click Below for Full Description]
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