London (1840-41, i. e. 4 Apr. 1840 - 2 Nov. 1841): Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Original Wraps. Quarto. Item #09103
First issue, large octavo in sixes; the 88 weekly parts; [i-viii],2-306; [i-v]vi, 2-306; [i-v]vi, 2-426. Original printed wrappers by Cattermole, 2 frontispieces, 130 woodcuts and 25 initials by Browne; 1 frontispiece and 38 woodcuts by Cattermole; 1 woodcut each by S. Williams and Maclise. A very handsome set, now scarce on the market. All wrappers are correct; a near fine set, internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind. Light soiling to front wrap of part 1 and the rear wrap of part 88. Comprises first editions of "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge." Housed in two handsome, turn-of-the-century slipcases, with chemises. Overall, an outstanding set, in collectible condition.