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    Charles Dickens. Dombey and Son. London: 1846-1848. First edition in the original monthly parts.

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    Charles Dickens. Dombey and Son. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846-1848. First edition in the original monthly parts, twenty bound in nineteen. Octavo. [i-xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, [1]2-624. Forty inserted plates including frontispieces and vignette titles (one plate in part XVIII is lithographed; the rest are engravings). Laid-in is an original illustration by Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"), "Mr. Dombey and the World," (approximately 6 x 4.5 inches; 152 x 114 mm.); artwork is worn at edges and mounted onto a larger sheet. It is hand-colored for Browne by his daughter (from an accompanying loose slip). Original green printed wrappers. Some spines rebacked or repaired, as usual. A few text leaves and ad leaves with marginal tears. A few wrappers with some restoration. Some tiredness and soiling to wrappers. A few parts bear an ownership signature on the front wrapper. Earliest issue of text in Part XI; mixed issue of XIV, with page number 431 present but text not corrected. Part I has two copies of the "New Weekly Periodical" ad; part III lacks four pages of ads preceding Advertiser; part IV lacks rear "Letts Diaries" ads and "Man in the Moon" slip, but instead has an eight-page ad for Works by Wm. Orr"; part V lacks errata slip; part X lacks eight page "Gilbert's Dictionary" ad in the rear; part XI lacks Lett's slip at the rear; part XII lacks Bulwer-Lytton four-page slip at front, the front Advertiser ads begin with broken type (possibly indicating a later issue); part XV lacks Advertiser pages 3 - 10, but has all eighteen diary specimen slips at rear; part XVI lacks slip after Advertiser and the four pages of rear ads; part XVIII lacks two-page rear ad; part XIX-XX rear wrapper is probable later issue, lacks front slip after ads. Generally, a very good set. Chemised in cloth slipcase. Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 225-250.

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