London (March 1852-September 1853): Bradbury and Evans. H. K. Browne (Phiz). First Edition. Item #08572
First edition in the monthly parts, 20 parts in 19, in the original green printed wrappers. ALL wrappers are correct. ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present. An outstanding set, with parts VII and XII unopened and parts II and IX partly unopened. FIRST ISSUE OF THE TEXT, uncorrected thus: in part I, page 19, line 6 with "elgble" - part VII, page 209, line 23 with "chair" - part IX, page 275, line 22 with "counsinship." The plates in parts XIV and XIX/XX are lightly tanned at edges, not affecting images; one plate in parts XIV, XV and XVII with light off-setting from facing the dark plate; all other plates are very good+ to fine. Tissue guards are in place. Several spines have been expertly renewed; small loss at some spine ends. Octavo [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, 2-624. Housed in a handsome tan quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pages 275-304.