London (April 1838-October 1839): Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Item #08540
First edition in the original monthly parts; 20 parts in 19; original green printed wrappers. ALL wrappers are correct; ALL ads, slips and Advertisers are present and in accord with Hatton & Cleaver, except for the quite scarce Tyas "Heads of the People" ad in part VIII. First edition, first issue of the text, with part IV having the misprint "visiter" for "sister" on page 123, line 17, and with part V having the misprint "latter" for "letter" on page 160, line 6 up. Plates in parts I and II, with publisher's imprint, as reuired. Plate 16 in part VIII is the second plate, plate 29 in part XV is the third plate. Octavo, [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, 2-624. The text in part XVII is unopened, part XIX/XX is partly unopened. Plates in parts V and VIII are browned at edges, all other plates are very good to fine. Faint owner name on margin of front wraps of parts IV, V and VI. Spines are expertly renewed on parts I, II and XVII. The quite scarce Hill's Seal Wafers ad has four seals. With 39 plates by Phiz and the frontis by Maclise. Bookseller ticket on a few wraps. Overall, an outstanding set, lacking just one rare ad. Housed in a handsome, turn-of-the-Century solander pull-off top slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 129-160.
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