London: Chapman and Hall, December, 1864 - Nov. 1865.
Stone, Marcus. First Edition, in the original parts; first issue text, “pricipal” in no. 14. 40 plates engraved on wood by Dalziel and W.T. Green after designs by Marcus Stone. 20 issues bound in 19 parts. 1 vols. 8vo. Original wrappers, lightly soiled, some backstrips repaired, ome wear to some wrappers. In a half green morocco slipcase Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 345-370. Item #315065
Our Mutual Friend contains the greatest number of inserted ads of all of Dickens' books in parts. The present copy is a made up set, and the ads and slips also largely agree with their count, except for the following differences: In nos. 2 & 4, Glenfield Starch slips are present in both, without an added slip announcing “Just Published … Mr. & Mrs. Asheton” in no. 4 (not called for); with in no. 8, announcement All the Year Round slip, in yellow; nos. 14 & 18 lack “The Economic Life Assurance Society” inserts; no. 18 lacks “In Number 335” slip and has Chapman & Hall catalogue for Sept. 1, 1865 in place of Mappin & Webb insert; no.19/20 has green the Foreign Bank Notes slip.
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