Item #09605 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby [Extra-Illustrated and with a Note By Bibliographer Thomas Hatton]. Charles Dickens.
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby [Extra-Illustrated and with a Note By Bibliographer Thomas Hatton]

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby [Extra-Illustrated and with a Note By Bibliographer Thomas Hatton]

London (April 1838 - October 1839): Chapman & Hall. Item #09605

FIRST EDITION in the original monthly parts; 20 parts in 19. Octavo, [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, [1]2-624, with 39 plates by Phiz and the frontis by Maclise. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED with Proofs on heavy paper of plates 23 and 24, laid in. Original green printed wrappers; all wrappers are correct and all slips and Advertisers are present, as called for in Hatton & Cleaver. First edition, first issue of the text, with part IV having the misprint "visiter" uncorrected on page 123, line 17 and with part V having the misprint "latter" for "letter" on page 160, line 6 up (1st issue). Plate 29 (in part XV) is in the first state. All plates are very good to fine, which is remarkable for a first edition of this title. So, all parts are complete, having all ads and slips, as called for by Hatton & Cleaver. Part XIX/XX has the quite scarce "Hill's Seal Wafers" ad, with all 5 seals present. Spines are expertly renewed on parts I, III, VII and XIX/XX. Subscriber name on front wrap of parts IX and XII. An outstanding set, brilliant and complete. Armorial bookplate in slipcase. Housed in a custom green cloth clamshell box with chemise.....and with a pedigree - it is from the famed Hatton & Cleaver collection. Provenance: The Hatton & Cleaver collection, The Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Books, Inc. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 129-160.

Price: $7,500.00

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