London: Bradbury & Evans, March, 1852 - September, 1853.
First edition, as issued in the original monthly parts. Frontispiece, vignette title-page, and 38 etched plates by H.K. Browne (“Phiz”). In the 20 original monthly parts in 19 volumes. 8vo. IN THE MONTHLY PARTS. Publisher's printed blue wrappers. Some chipping and soiling to wrappers, a few corners creased. In custom dark green morocco-backed pull-off case and cloth chemise. Signature of Elizabeth Mary Parsons on Part 19/20 front wrapper Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 275-304. Item #312244
An excellent set of this Dickens classic, as originally issued. The rare Village Pastor leaflet is present in Part 15. Collates per Hatton & Cleaver with the following variants:
Part 1: no ads at back; Part 4: lacking Household Words and Cheap Edition slips, Darton's Publications ads on yellow paper lacking final leaf, first leaf mostly torn away; Part 5: lacking Household Words slip; Part 6: lacking Crochet Cotton slip, with additional  pp. Piper, Brothers, and Co. catalogue not called for; Part 10: lacking Household Words slip, The Field ad leaf, and Crochet Cotton slip; Part 11: lacking Household Words slip and W. Mott 2 pp. ad; Part 12: lacking W. Mott 2 pp. ad and Crochet and Cotton slip; Part 13: lacking Household Words slip; Part 16: lacking 8 pp. insert Grace Aguilar's Works; Part 17: lacking Household Words and The Field slips; Part 18: lacking Household Words slip; Parts 19/20: spine repaired, lacking The Newcomes and Samuel Warren slips, and 2 pp. W. Mott ad.
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