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, therefore unread; in part VI, the Contents leaves are unopened. Twelve illustrations by S. L. Fildes and a portrait; octavo, [i-v]vi-vii[viii], 2-190. 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 handsome purple quarter- leather slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 373-384. Provenance: The (Thomas) Hatton & Cleaver Collection, The Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.