AUTHOR: DICKENS, Charles.
TITLE: The Life and Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby. (20 Parts in 19).
PUBLISHER: London: Chapman and Hall, 1838.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL 19 PARTS. illustrated by 'Phiz', original pictorial blue paper wrappers, neat early repairs to spines, internally clean and bright, housed in a red morocco backed slipcase, raised bands, gilt lettered spine, spine of box dry and rubbed.
With the "Nickleby Advertiser" in each part, Plates in parts 1-2 with publisher's imprint, parts 4 and 5 are first issues, part 14 with notice of postponement of the plates "in consequence of the sudden indisposition of the artist", plate 29 in part 15 in second state. includes the scarce "Hill's Seal Wafers" ad in part 19/20, lacking various rear ads in parts, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12, 14, 15,16, & 17. All others complete as called for by Hatton & Cleaver.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Dickens in parts are becoming increasingly difficult to find in their earliest issue for a reasonable price in good condition.