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Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
Bradbury & Evans, London, 1850. Original 20 Parts, in 19, as issued. Parts III & X with replaced rear wrappers [Part II on III; Part XI on X]. As is usually the case, some parts with advert variances/lacks from Hatton & Cleaver, though this set with an 7 specimen & leaflet Letts advert in Part VIII ["particularly scarce . more often than not a missing quantity." H&C, p. 254]. Complete detailed H&C collation supplied on request. Illustrated with frontis, vignette title-page & 38 plates by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). 2 plates per part, with the last double number having 4, including the frontis & engraved title. 8vo. 8-3/4" x 5-3/4" Case spine sunned to a mellow golden brown. Some extremity wear. Parts with general wear, and faint whiff of tobacco. Prior owner initials to top of Part XI front wrapper; prior owner name inked to top of Part XVI front wrapper. A VG set in a VG case. Housed in a late 19th C / early 20th C. three-quarter green morocco pull-apart case, with green cloth chemise [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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