London (December 1855-June 1857): Bradbury and Evans. H. K. Browne. First Edition. Original Wraps. Item #09141
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). Part XI with text UNOPENED; part XIV with Advertiser partly UNOPENED. Annotated in pencil by Dickens bibliographer Thomas Hatton on page 467, mentioning the "Rigaud" for "Blandois" error on pages 469, 470, 472 and 473, and the slip inserted in part XVI, pointing out this error. Plates are very good to fine; tissue guards are in place; plates tanned at edges, not affecting illustration, are IV, V, IX, XII, XIV and XVII; light off-setting on a few plates, but still very good. Title page and frontis in part XIX/XX, with light spotting at edges, not affecting images. Spines expertly renewed on several parts; light soiling to a few wrappers. Small corner loss to rear wrap of part XIX/XX. 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.