London (December 1855-June 1857): Bradbury and Evans. H. K. Browne. First Edition. Original Wraps. Item #09142
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). Text in part XIX/XX is partly UNOPENED. Plates are very good to fine; plates in parts IV and VIII with light off-setting from the dark plate; plates in parts V, XIII, XV, XVI and XVIII are lightly tanned at edges, not affecting illustrations; plates in part XIX/XX are uniformly age-toned, but still very good. Tissue guards are in place. Several spines are expertly renewed; light soiling to a few wrappers. Bookseller ticket removed from front wrap of part I; neat owner initials on front wrap of part XIV. 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 tan quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Provenance: The Hatton and Cleaver collection, The Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Books, Inc. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 307-330.