The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (20 Parts in 19)
first editionOriginal Wraps
London (April 1838 - October 1839)
by Dickens, Charles
London (April 1838 - October 1839): Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Original Wraps. First edition in the original monthly parts; 20 parts in 19; green printed wrappers. ALL wrappers are correct; All ads and slips are present, except for the Mechi Catalogue ad and the Tyas "Heads of the People" ad in part VIII. First edition, first issue of the text, with part IV having the misprint "visiter" for "sister" on page 123, line 17 and with part V having the misprint "latter" for "letter" on page 160, line 6 up. Plate 29, in part XV is the fourth plate. Octavo, [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, 2-624. The Advertiser in part XVI is partly unopened. Plates in parts VI, VII and XVI are browned at edges, all other plates are very good to fine. Neat owner name on margin of parts VI, XI and XIX/XX; spines are expertly renewed on several parts, wrappers are clean and bright, without repair. The quite scarce Hill's Seal Wafers ad, has one seal. Overall, an outstanding set, lacking just two (scarce) ads, and with a pedigree - it is from the (Thomas) Hatton & Cleaver collection. Armorial bookplate. Housed in a handsome solander pull-off top slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 129-160.
(Inventory #: 7657)
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