The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.....with Illustrations By Phiz. Annotated By Bibliographer Thomas Hatton. Charles Dickens.
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.....with Illustrations By Phiz. Annotated By Bibliographer Thomas Hatton
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.....with Illustrations By Phiz. Annotated By Bibliographer Thomas Hatton
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.....with Illustrations By Phiz. Annotated By Bibliographer Thomas Hatton
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.....with Illustrations By Phiz. Annotated By Bibliographer Thomas Hatton

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.....with Illustrations By Phiz. Annotated By Bibliographer Thomas Hatton

London (April 1838 - October 1839): Chapman & Hall. Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). First Edition. Item #09019

In the original monthly parts; 20 parts in 19. From the famed Hatton & Cleaver collection, and annotated by Thomas Hatton, who has written in pencil on the rear wrapper of part VI: "No. 920 - clean and perfect." Additionally, Mr. Hatton has written in pencil in part VI, on page 192, the final page of text, "CNP . TH." ("CNP" meaning "clean and perfect.") Original green printed wrappers - ALL wrappers are correct. FIRST ISSUE of the text, with part IV having the misprint "visiter" for "sister" on page 123, line 17, and part V having the misprint "latter" for letter on page 160, line 6 up. FIRST STATE of the plates, having the publisher's imprint beneath the illustrations in parts I and II, and FIRST STATE of plate 29 in part XV, with the long title and the signature "PHIZ" in caps, a dot preceeding the letter "P" and another dot between the last two letters. Part XI has the Charles Tilt ad, as cited by Hatton & Cleaver: "In many copies seen, there is to be found pasted within the front wrapper, a small yellow slip (4 1/2" x 3"), issued by Charles Tilt, Fleet Street. On one side it is headed, "New books for Children/Tales of Shipwrecks & Disasters at Sea," and on verso, "Unique Present" - Substantially, all the ads and slips are present, with the following exceptions: part II lacks the Mechi slip and two leaves of the Advertiser; part III lacks the scarce Joseph Amesbury ad; part VIII lacks only the scarce Tyas "Heads of the People" ad. All other ads are present as called for by Hatton & Cleaver. Part XIX/XX has the scarce "Hill's Seal Wafers" ad without the seals. The plates are very good to fine; tissue guards are present. Spines are expertly renewed on parts I, VI and perhaps a few others. Subscriber's names, or initials on front wraps of parts IX, XII, XIII, XVI and XIX/XX. Small repair to fore-corners of part I front wrapper. Bookplate of Mortimer L. Schiff on page 1 of Advertiser of part I; armorial bookplate of Charles Parkhurst on inside of slipcase and chemise. Octavo, [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, [1]2-624, with 39 plates by Phiz and the frontis by Maclise. The present set is exceptional in many ways: both the text and plates have the FIRST ISSUE points; it is annotated by the bibliographer, Thomas Hatton, and is from the Hatton & Cleaver collection; all parts are complete, with the exceptions of II, III and VIII, as noted above. Housed in a handsome purple quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Provenance: The Hatton & Cleaver Collection, The Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Books, Inc.

Price: $6,800.00

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