London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition. Octavo. First issue. Bound from the original parts (stab marks present) Title page vignette sign with "Tony Veller", page has directions to the binder and 6 lines of errata. Page 25 without signature "E", p. 26 printed headline "POSTHUMOUS PAPERS & c., p. 260 line 29, "hodling" for "holding."Page 261, line 6 "Picvick" rather than "Pickwick", Page 267 "7" in page number slightly raised. p. 282 and 299 both with "Chapters XXVIII", Page 303 lacking last "3", four leaves paged 247-53 shorter that text block, Page 341 line 1: Correct reading of "inde-licate; " line 5 correct reading of "inscription; " Page 342 line 5: "S. Veller" uncorrected. p. 375 headline "PICWKICK". page 400 line 21: "this friends" for "his friends." Page 432 headline: "F" in "OF" imperfect, p. 553, 9 up "Considdring for Considering". , illustrated with 43 illustrations by Seymour, Phiz and Buss including the two suppressed plates, engraved title and frontispiece. Frontispiece stool has four stripes on stool, a middle shield & signed Phiz Fecit, four leaves pages 247-253 has the lower edges shorter than other leaves. Bound in contemporary ¾ morocco over cloth, raised bands, title gilt within one compartment, all edges marbled with matching endpapers, blue silk ribbon marker, contemporary owner's bookplate. Plates do display some degree of toning or foxing. Pages mostly clean throughout with occasional off-setting from plates. [Smith p. 19-27. Hatton and Cleaver pp 3-88.].
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