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    Charles Dickens. Dombey and Son ... With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848 [i.e. 1846-1848].

    First edition in the original monthly parts. Twenty octavo parts in nineteen. [i]-xiv, [xv], xvi, [1]-624 pages. With forty inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title. Collates per Hatton and Cleaver except in the following ways: part 2 lacks third ad ; part 3 lacks "Punch" slip and Richards ad; part 9 lacks first ad; parts 10 and 11 lack all rear ads; part 19/20 lacks slip following plates. Part 14 without "if" omitted on page 426, line 9, and "431" not omitted, indicating a later state; but part 11 with "Capatin" error, indicating the earliest state.

    Original blue printed wrappers. Light soiling to wrappers, especially at edges. Some tiredness at edges or other light wear. Some loss to several of the spines, and a few spines with possible restoration, though none have been rebacked. Lower front wrapper of part 12 with remnants of a later adhesive. Upper outer corner with small hole. Overall, a pleasing set. From the H. Barry Morris Collection.

    Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 227-250.


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