Little Dorrit...With Illustrations By H. K. Browne. Charles Dickens.

Little Dorrit...With Illustrations By H. K. Browne.

1855. London: Bradbury & Evans, Bouverie Street, [December, 1855 - June, 1857].

8vo., 20 monthly parts in 19 as issued, 32, 16, [1]-32, 4, [4], 4, [1], [1], 16; 12, 33-64, [1], [8], [2], [4]; 12, 65-96, 4; 12, [97]-128, [2], 2, 4; 12, 129-160; 12, 161-192, 8, 4, [2], [2], [4]; 12, 193-224, 4, [2], [2], 4; 12, 225-256, [4], [1], 2; [1], 12, 257-288, 4, [4]; 12, 289-320, [4], [2], [4]; 12, [1], [323]-352, 4, [2], [8]; 12, 353-384, [4], [4], [1]; 12, 12, [1], [2], 385-416, [1], 24; 12, 417-488, [4], [4], [4], [2], [8]; 12, 449-480, [4], [4]; 8, [1], 481-512, [4], [4]; 12, 513-544, [2]; 12, 545-576, [4], [2]; 12, 577-625, xiv, [2], [4], with 40 engraved plates including frontis and title vignette with tissue guards. Original printed blue wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrappers, with a variety of publishers ads, and slips bound-in. Housed in a four-fold blue cloth folder, and quarter blue morocco and blue cloth slip-case with titling in gilt. Case has some chipping and fraying, wrappers and edges are slightly foxed, with some minor chipping and minor repairs, but are otherwise in very good condition lacking only two advertising slips and the terminal ads in number five.

§ First edition in original parts, with the white “Missing” slip intact in part 16. “In this book Dickens made a second assault on the archaism of imprisonment for debt...” Eckel 82-86. This was the last of the big novels published by Bradbury & Evans after a dispute over the publishing of Dickens marital intranquilities. Hatton and Cleaver 307-330. Thomson 73. Item #108352

Price: $4,500.00

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