London; January 1843-July, 1844: Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Octavo. Item #09570
In original monthly parts, 20 parts in 19 [i-vii]viii[ix]x-xii[xiii]xiv[xv-xvi], 2-624. Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne. All wrappers are correct, Part VII lacks the rare "Foreign Travel" slip, which is known only in 6 copies, according to Hatton and Cleaver. All other parts are complete, having all the ads, slips and Advertisers called for in Hatton & Cleaver, except the following: Parts X and XI lack the rear ad, "The Pride of London." Part XVI lacks the rear ad, "The Temple of Fashion." Part XIX/XX has the third state of the vignette title and the 14 line errata, which is the second issue. Subscribers names on front wrapper of parts II, III and XVI. Spines are expertly renewed on most parts. Front wrappers of parts II, IX and XV with fore-edge expertly repaired. Plates of part V are browned at edges; all other plates are very good to fine. Housed in a green cloth custom slipcase. In all a very good set and with a prdigree - it is from the famed Hatton & Cleaver collection. Provenance: The Hatton & Cleaver Collection, The Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.