DICKENS, Charles. Dombey and Son (20 Parts in 19). (A NEARLY PERFECT FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS - 1846-8)

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AUTHOR: DICKENS, Charles. 

TITLE: Dombey and Son (20 Parts in 19).

PUBLISHER: London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846-8.

DESCRIPTION: A NEARLY PERFECT FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS PARTS. 20 parts in 19, illustrated with 40 plates by H K. Browne, plates cleaner than normal without the usual extreme foxing and toning, the spines are original.   

THE COLLATION - complete with all the Dombey Advertiser's present in each part.
PART 1: lacking 1 rear ad (Just Published... Gilbert's College Atlas).
PART 9: first issue of text, with the word "Delight" instead of "Joy" mentioned twice on page 284.
PART 10: lacking 1 rear ad (Gilbert's Dictionary).
PART 11: earliest issue with "Capatin" on the last line of p.324.
PART 13: with an additional ad not called for in Hatton & Cleaver.
PART 14: page number 427 present but "if" omitted on p.426 line 9,
PART 19/20: earliest  issue with 2 line errata.

Housed in 2 full red morocco solinder slipcases, raised bands gilt lettered spines. 

CONDITION: Overall a better than average set, entirely unsophisticated with the exception of some small expert repairs to the foot of several issues, overall VERY GOOD. 

ADDITIONAL INFORAMTION: Dickens in parts are becoming increasingly difficult to find in their earliest issue for a reasonable price in good condition.