First Edition, Later Issue, In the Original Monthly Parts

    Charles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With Forty-Three Illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837 [i.e., April 1836-November 1837].

    First edition, later issue. In the original monthly parts, twenty numbers bound in nineteen. Octavo. xiv, [1, "Directions to the Binder"], [1, errata], 609, [1, blank] pages. Forty-three etched plates by Seymour and "Phiz."

    As usual, the first few numbers are later issues with corrected text, no ads, and plates generally from the second steels. The replacement Phiz plates appear in Part III.

    Pale green wraps. Occasional light staining to outer wraps. All in very good condition, protected in a worn green cloth clamshell case by Rivière & Son (stamp-signed on liner), lettered in gilt on spine.

    Gimbel A15. Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 1-88. Johannsen, pp. 1-75. Smith I, 3.

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