London (March 1852-September 1853): Bradbury and Evans. H. K. Browne (Phiz). First Edition. Item #09588
In the original monthly parts, 20 parts in 19, in the original green printed wrappers. ALL wrappers are correct. ALL the ads, slips and Advertisers called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present. FIRST ISSUE OF THE TEXT, uncorrected thus: in part I, page 19, line 6 with "elgble" - part VII, page 209, line 23 with "chair" - part IX, page 275, line 22 with "counsinship." ANNOTATED in part XVII, on the final page of text, as we have seen in other copies: "CNP" meaning "clean and perfect, and with the initials of bibliographer Thomas Hatton ("TH") on the same page. Additionally, laid into part XVII is an autograph note by Thomas Hatton, pertaining to this very part: "17 / Advertisers / Plates / Text" The text in part XVIII is UNOPENED, therefore unread. Several plates are tanned at edges, not affecting illustrations; all other plates are very good to fine. Tissue guards are in place. Several spines have been expertly renewed. Octavo [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, 2-624. Subscribers name on front wrap of part XIX/XX and the rear wrapper has fore-edge repair. Housed in a handsome green quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Provenance: The Hatton & Cleaver Collection, The Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Rare books, Inc. Hatton & Cleaver, pages 275-304.