London (April-Sept.) 1870: Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Original Wraps. Item #08868
In the original monthly parts, in printed wrappers; with the famous "Cork ad" in part II. Twelve illustrations by S. L. Fildes and a portrait; [i-v]vi-vii, 2-190. ALL wrappers are correct. Part VI has the first issue point of "Price Eighteenpence" pasted onto front wrap. This exceptional set collates complete, save for the scarce (perhaps rare) 8 page Chapman & Hall ad in part V. All plates are fine; spines are expertly renewed on parts I, II and IV. Cork ad with edge tear. Neat owner name on front wrap of part VI. Housed in a handsome green quarter- leather slipcase, with chemise. [Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 373-384]. Provenance: The (Thomas) Hatton & Cleaver Collection, The Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.