Dombey and Son (20 Parts in 19) Annotated By Bibliographer Thomas Hatton and EXTRA ILLUSTRATED

London (October 1946 - April 1848): Bradbury and Evans. First Edition. Item #09592

Octavo, with 40 inserted plates by H. K. Browne. Original green printed wrappers; ALL wrappers are correct. Annotated by Dickens bibliographer Thomas Hatton, on verso of plate #1, thus: "Part 1 - Dombey" and with an autograph note by Thomas Hatton laid into part II, showing that the front ad "A New Christmas Tale" is lacking. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED, with portraits of the 4 Dombey children, which were published separately in 1848, by Phiz, are laid in, sans wrapper. Early issue of text: part IX, page 284, 5th and 6th line up, with "Delight" for "Joy." Part XI, page 324, last line, "Captain" is corrected. Part XIII has the earliest state of the Advertiser, with the date "October, 1947" printed without error. Part XIV page 426, line 9, the word "if" is omitted, page 431 with page number present. Part XIX/XX has the 8 line errata and the title page erroneously shows Captain Cuttle's hook on his left hand. Light soiling to the front wrap of part XIV. Plates are very good to fine. Subscriber name on front wrap of parts XII and XIV. Lacking "Gilbert's College Atlas" ad in part I, "A New Christmas Tale" ad in part II, "Gilbert's Dictionary" ad in parts IX and X, and "Lett's Son & Steer" slip in parts X and XI. All other ads, slips and Advertisers called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present. Spines expertly renewed on some parts. A truly outstanding set and from the Hatton & Cleaver collection. Housed in a quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 227-250.

Price: $3,000.00

See all items by