First and Second Series, Uniformly BoundCharles Dickens. Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-Day Life, and Every-Day People. In Two Volumes. Illustrations by George Cruikshank. London: John Macrone, [February] 1836. First edition, first printing. Two twelvemo volumes. viii, 348 pages; [iv], 342 pages. Several internal pages not numbered. Sixteen inserted plates. [Together with:] Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of Every-Day Life, and Every-Day People. The Second Series. Complete in One Volume. London: John Macrone, 1837 [i.e., 17 December 1836.] First edition. Twelvemo. [x]([vi-vii] mispaginated ii-iii and [x] mispaginated viii), 377, [378, blank]. Bound without back ads. Ten inserted plates, i.e., not yet with the two later plates. List of Illustrations does not yet appear after Contents.
Uniformly bound in period-style full modern calf by The Heritage Bindery, with spines decoratively tooled in gilt, and with morocco labels lettered in gilt inside five raised bands. Triple-ruled gilt borders on the boards with circular corner pieces. Gilt floral turn-ins. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Housed together in a tan buckram slipcase. Light rubbing to spines and boards, otherwise, the bindings are in fine condition. Text and plates very clean and bright, with minor edge-browning or offsetting to some plates. Overall, this charming set is in near fine condition. From the Victor Gulotta Collection.
Smith I, 1 and 2.
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