London (May 1849 - November 1850): Bradbury and Evans. First Edition. Original Wraps. Item #08975
ALL wrappers are correct. FIRST ISSUE,with "LILE" for "LIFE" on page 3 of the Advertiser in part VIII. The present set lacks only the scarce Lett's Diary in part VIII and one slip in part XIII (the "New Illustrated Weekly Periodical For Ladies). ALL other Advertisers, slips and ads are present and in accord with the Hatton & Cleaver bibliography. Twenty monthly parts in 19; octavo, with 40 inserted plates, including the frontis and vignette title. [i-vii]viii[ix]x-xii[xiii]xiv[xv-xvi], 2-624. A few plates are toned at edges, all other plates are very good to fine; tissue guards are in place. Most parts have spines expertly renewed. Light soiling to a few wrappers. An outstanding set in every respect and with a pedigree - it is from the famed (Thomas) Hatton and Cleaver collection. Housed in a handsome quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Provenance: The Hatton & Cleaver collection, the Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 253-272.