The Mystery of Edwin Drood (In Original Monthly parts); with ALL the Ads Called for. Charles Dickens.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (In Original Monthly parts); with ALL the Ads Called for.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (In Original Monthly parts); with ALL the Ads Called for.

London: Chapman & Hall, 1870. First Edition. Item #08834

in the original 6 monthly parts, in green printed wrappers. A fine set, with ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver; notable are the famous "Cork Hats" ad in part II and the elusive "Chapman & Hall" ad in part V, dated 31st July, 1870. First issue, with "Price Eighteenpence" pasted onto front wrapper of part VI; all wrappers are correct. The text in parts I through V is UNOPENED; in part VI, the Contents leaves are unopened. Twelve illustrations by S. L. Fildes and a portrait; octavo, [i-v]vi-vii[viii], [1]2-190[192]. The wrappers are lovely, showing no repairs; spine of part VI expertly renewed. Plates and text are fine. Bookseller ticket on front wrap of part VI; the Cork ad in part II with a short closed tear. An outstanding set in every respect, and with a pedigree - it is from the famed Hatton & Cleaver collection. Housed in a turn-of-the-century pull-off-top full leather slipcase. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 373-384. Provenance: The (Thomas) Hatton & Cleaver Collection, The Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.

Price: $3,500.00

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