AUTHOR: DICKENS, Charles
TITLE: Dombey and Son (20 Parts in 19).
PUBLISHER: London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846-8.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS PARTS. 20 parts in 19, illustrated with 40 plates by H K. Browne, plates unusually clean and bright throughout free of the usual foxing and toning, spines original with the exception of parts 3 & 16 which have been neatly relined at some earlier date, front wrapper hinge to part 19/20 neatly repaired with Japanese tissue. THE COLLATION - complete with all the Dombey Advertiser's present in each part, lacking 3 rear ads to part 3, 1 additional rear ad not called for in part 4, lacking 1 rear ad to parts 6, 10, 15, no rear ads present in part 9 which is a second issue with "Delight" for "Joy." on p.284, all other parts are first issue. Housed in a green morocco backed solinder slipcase, spine sunned to brown, gilt lettered spine.
CONDITION: Overall a better than average set, entirely unsophisticated with the exception of the mentioned two spines, overall still VERY GOOD.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Dickens in parts are becoming increasingly difficult to find for a reasonable price in good condition.