first edition Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve
1882 · London
by [Dickens, Charles. 1812 - 1870]. Pailthorpe, F[rederick]. W. [fl. 1880 - 1899]
London: Robson & Kerslaker, 1882. 1st edition (Gimbel H1137; Grego, PICTORIAL PICKWICKIANA II, pp. 449 - 455; House, p. 407; NCBEL III, 788; VanderPoel B47[1-4]). Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Wrapper spine paper perished, with some chipping & creasing to wrappers. Occasional modest wear to plate edges. Wrappers: Good only. Plates: title leaf plate with chip to right edge, otherwise all VG - NF, with most showing a hint of age-toning.. A suite of 24 [loose] color illustrations to Dickens' PICKWICK PAPERS, including engraved title, as drawn by Pailthorpe. 10-15/16" x 7-9/16"
Uncommon item of Dickensiana, the last time we had a set was over a decade ago.
(Inventory #: 5522.2)