Bleak House in the Original Monthly Parts

    Charles Dickens. Bleak House. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. First edition, in the original monthly parts, twenty numbers bound in nineteen. Octavo. [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, [1]2-624. Forty inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title. Collates nearly complete (part I lacks the two-page Mott ad and the four-page Norton ad; part III lacks the Crochet slip; part IV has an apparent variant front wrapper which does not state "June"; part XIII lacks pages 3-14 from the Advertiser, part XIV has a duplicate of the Waterlow ad in the rear; part XVI lacks the eight-page Grace Aguilar slip in the rear). Original blue printed wrappers. Expected wear and soiling to wrappers, with owner's name in ink on several front wrappers, front cover of part I detached, others starting, text split in part III. Plates show some browning, some dampstaining. Still a very good, near complete set. Chemised in two quarter brown calf slipcases.
    Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 275-304.

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