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    Dickens' Master Humphrey's Clock in the
    Original Monthly Parts

    Charles Dickens. Master Humphrey's Clock. With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Vol. I. [II. III.] London: Chapman and Hall, 1840[-1841] [i.e., April 1840 - November 1841]. First edition in the original twenty monthly parts; i.e., first edition, second issue. Large octavo size, in sixes. [i-viii], [1] 2-306; [i-v] vi, [1] 2-306; [i-v] vi, [1] 2-426 pages. Two frontispieces, 130 woodcuts, and twenty-five initials by Browne; one frontispiece and thirty-eight woodcuts by Cattermole; one woodcut each by S. Williams and Maclise. Collates near complete: it is lacking the "Tyas" ad in Part I and the rare "Virtue" ad in Part XX, and the back wrapper of Part XX is supplied from another number. Original blue printed wrappers designed by Cattermole. Wrappers show typical wear and soiling, with most numbers rebacked. Still, text and illustrations very bright. A very good set, now chemised in a half green morocco pull-off case. Bookplate of Victor Levit on case.
    Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 161-182. Smith I, 6.


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