London: Bradbury and Evans. First Edition. Original Wraps. Octavo. 1857-59. In the original 24 monthly parts, bound in the original yellow pictorial wrappers; viii, 382; viii, 376 pages. Illustrated by the author, with 2 engraved titles, 46 plates and many drawings in the text. The present copy has the first issue point "actresses" on page 207, no. 7, volume I, line 15 from bottom. All parts are complete, save for the "Grace Aguilar's Works" ad in part 24 (usually absent) and the "Virginian Advertiser" in part 2. Part I has an extra page of "book ads" at rear; part 11 has "Dr. De Jongh's" ad inserted upside down; part 18 has extra "Dr. De Jongh's ad (4 pages). In part 20, the slip, "In consequence of an accident, the plates for the present month will appear along with those of the ensuing number in July" is inserted after page 4 of text. As handsome and as complete a set as one would expect to find on today's market. Small loss at a few spine ends; slight browning to edges of a few plates and light foxing, more pronounced on the plates of parts 19, 22 and 23, extending to the first 2 pages of text. Housed in a 20th century cloth slipcase, with chemise. Overall, a very good to fine unsophisticated copy. Van Duzer 232.
(Inventory #: 2334)
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