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    Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit ... With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857 [i.e. 1855-1857].

    First edition in the original monthly parts. Twenty octavo parts in nineteen. Octavo. [i]-xiv, [1]-625, [626] pages. With forty inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title. Collates per Hatton and Cleaver except in the following ways: part 1 lacks both slips; parts 2 and 3 lack all front ads; part 11 lacking leaf 1 of the "Advertiser" and all rear ads; part 14 with extra Royal Insurance Company ad at rear; part 16 missing all but the final leaf of the "Advertiser". First state text in part 15, with "Rigaud" for "Blandois".

    Original blue printed wrappers. Contemporary ownership inscription to upper outer corner of part 5 front wrapper. Soiling to wrappers, especially at edges. Front wrapper and spine of part 1 with light staining. Light foxing throughout, especially to plates, as is sometimes the case. A few instances of offsetting from plates. Some tiredness at edges, and in several cases bits of loss at corners. Some loss to several of the spines, and rear wrapper of parts 12 an 14 detached. A three-inch vertical tear to lower edge of part 11 front wrapper. Overall a good set. Housed in two full red morocco pull-off cases. From the H. Barry Morris Collection.

    Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 305-333.


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