London (December 1855-June 1857): Bradbury and Evans. H. K. Browne. First Edition. Original Wraps. Item #09137
first edition in the original parts; 20 parts in 19. Bound in the original blue/green printed wrappers - all wrappers are correct and ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present. First issue of the text ("Rigaud" for "Blandois" in part XV). Plates lightly tanned on parts III, IX and X, all other plates are very good to fine; tissue guards are in place. Spine expertly renewed on part I, and perhaps a few others; light soiling to a few wrappers. Neat owner name on upper margin of part IX and XVI. Annotated on the upper margin of part XVI front wrapper, by bibliographer Thomas Hatton, thus: "Slip to be added" - the slip is present here, as are all slips and ads. A rare slip is laid in, by the publisher, or possibly by booksellers, with the following message: "All ye who wish to read this part of Little Dorrit, - Ye surely will not grudge to pay a penny for it; Three days ye'll get to read, as well as one to send it, And, if ye damage 't aught, 'tis hop'd ye will refund it." This slip is one of 6, found in the Thomas Hatton collection. Internally clean and bright. An outstanding set, with everything, including a pedigree - it is from the famed Hatton & Cleaver collection. Armorial bookplate. Housed in a quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Provenance: The Hatton and Cleaver collection, The Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Books, Inc. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 307-330.