Item #72036 Bleak House. Charles DICKENS.

Bleak House.

Item #72036

DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House. Original pictorial wrappers, housed in custom green morocco-backed cloth slipcase, with inner cloth chemise. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1852-3. 20 Parts in 19. First edition in monthly parts with most of the advertisements. Collated against Hatton and Cleaver (pp.273-304). Part One has inside front wrapper blank; lacks rear advertisements; has advertisements for David Bogue, which should be in Part Two. Part Two has inside wrapper for May; lacks advertisements for David Bogue. Part Three lacks Crochet Cotton advertisement. Part Four lacks Crochet Cotton advertisement. Part Six lacks Oak Mutual Life and Crochet Cotton advertisements. Parts Seven, Eight, and Ten lack Crochet Cotton advertisement. Part Eleven fifth leaf of Advertiser has middle quarter sliced out. Part Twelve lacks Household Words slip. Part Fourteen lacks Crochet Cotton advertisement. Part Fifteen lacks Household Words slip; lacks "Village Pastor" and Mayall's Daguerreotype advertisements. Part Sixteen has Mayall's Daguerreotype advertisement from Part Fifteen; lacks Household Words slip; has duplicate advertisements for Clarke, Beeton, and Co. and Marsland. The rear inner wrapper of the final Part is for Part Fourteen. Some expert restoration to spines, early owner's name at head of front wrappers, light scattered foxing to some plates, else a very good set with all plates.

Price: $3,000.00

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