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    Charles Dickens. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. London: 1870. First edition, in original parts, with the "Cork Hat" ad.

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    Charles Dickens. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition. In original parts. Lacking five pages of front ads in part II, slip and fourteen pages of rear ads in part III, and lacking six pages of rear ads in part IV. However, this copy has the very rare "Cork Hat" ad present in part II. Together, six octavo parts. Original wrappers (part VI has the first issue price sticker). Some wear, chipping to spines of parts, some thumbsoiling to wrappers. Plates and text with some minor occasional thumbsoiling. A near fine set of Dickens' final work, left unfinished at his death. Chemised in slipcase.

    Hatton and Cleaver pp. [371-384].



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