London (December 1855-June 1857): Bradbury and Evans. H. K. Browne. First Edition. Original Wraps. Item #09140
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 are very good to fine; plates of parts II, VII, XI and XII are lightly tanned at edges, not affecting illustrations. Tissue guards are in place. Neat owner initials on upper margin of part IV front wrapper; light soiling to a few wrappers. Bookseller ticket removed from front wrapper of part I. Bookseller stamp on front wrap of part XIV. Spines expertly renewed on several parts. Part XIX/XX is partly UNOPENED. 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. [Together with] autograph notes by Dickens bibliographer Thomas Hatton, relating to part IX, is laid in. 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.