London (January 1843-July 1844): Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Original Wraps. Item #09175
Publisher's Presentation Copy, with "With The Publisher's Compliments" stamped onto front wrapper of part IV. ALL wrappers are correct. ALL ads and slips are present, as called for by Hatton & Cleaver, (except for the rare "Foreign Travel" slip in part VII, which is known in only 6 copies). Annotated by Thomas Hatton in part VIII on the verso of plate #15, thus: "M - C / Part 8 / A" and in part XVI on the verso of plate #32 thus: "Part 16 / A " as was his custom on certain ads and plates. First issue of the text, conforming in all points to Smith pp. 65 - 67. Errata is 13 lines and the British Pounds symbol follows "100." The text in parts V and part VIII is UNOPENED, therefore unread. Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne. The plates in part XXVIII are lightly age-toned, all others are very good to fine; tissue guards are in place. Octavo, [i-vii]viii[ix]x-xii[xiii]xiv[xv-xvi], 2-624. An outstanding set in every respect, internally very clean and bright; minor soiling to a few wrappers; neat subscriber's name on front wrap of part XI; spines expertly renewed on most parts. Armorial bookplate on slipcase. Housed in a custom quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Provenance: The Hatton & Cleaver collection, the Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 185-212.