Dombey and Son, in the Original Monthly Parts, First Issue of Text and Having ALL the Ads Called for. Charles Dickens.
Dombey and Son, in the Original Monthly Parts, First Issue of Text and Having ALL the Ads Called for.
Dombey and Son, in the Original Monthly Parts, First Issue of Text and Having ALL the Ads Called for.

Dombey and Son, in the Original Monthly Parts, First Issue of Text and Having ALL the Ads Called for.

London: October1846 - April 1848: Bradbury and Evans. First Edition. Item #08983

20 parts in 19, original printed wrappers. The present set has ALL the correct wrappers and ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver. First issue of text, with the word "Delight" instead of "Joy" mentioned twice on page 284, part IX; with "Capatin" in the last line of page 324, part XI; first state of Advertiser in part XIII, with "October 1847" in unbroken type on p. 1; the word "if" omitted on page 426, line 9 (page number 431 is present) in part XIV; Part XIX/XX with first issue title page, showing Captain Cuttle's hook on his left arm and with the 2 line errata. Part XV, with 10 diary leaves in the Letts, Son & Steer ad. With 40 inserted plates by Hablot K. Brown (Phiz), who also designed the green wrappers. Spines are expertly renewed on parts I, VII, XVI and perhaps a few others. Light soiling to wraps of some parts; neat owner name on front wrap of part XII. Booksellers' ticket on front wrap of several parts. Plates are very good to fine, light tanning at edges of a few. There are a couple of "firsts" in Dombey and Son: the plate "On the Dark Road" in part XVIII is the first of what became known as the "dark plates" - also this is the first appearance of the "horizontal plates" on which the subject is rotated 90 degrees. Altogether an outstanding set. Housed in a turn-of-the-century, solander, pull-off-top slipcase, 3/4 leather, with chemise. Armorial bookplate on chemise and inside the slipcase. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 227-250.

Price: $4,800.00

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