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    Charles Dickens. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. London: 1870. First edition, in parts. Complete with all ads.

    More Information: Charles Dickens. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition, first state in parts. Six octavo volumes. 190, [2] pages, continuously paginated; two preliminary illustrated plates with tissue guards; complete with all ads as per Hatton and Cleaver. Publisher's light blue oversized illustrated wrappers, No. VI with publisher's sticker adjusting price to Eighteenpence. Edges chipped, particularly volume one; backstrips cracked and chipped with loss and possible old repairs and resulting adhesive residue; wraps mildly toned and soiled; contemporary bookseller sticker on front wrap of volume VI. Housed in a custom clamshell case. Dickens' final work, left unfinished after his death. Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 371-382.

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