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Dombey and Son (20 Parts in 19) Annotated By Bibliographer Thomas Hatton and EXTRA ILLUSTRATED

Dombey and Son (20 Parts in 19) Annotated By Bibliographer Thomas Hatton and EXTRA ILLUSTRATED

Dickens, Charles Octavo, with 40 inserted plates by H. K. Browne. Original green printed wrappers; ALL wrappers are correct. Annotated by Dickens bibliographer Thomas Hatton, on verso of plate #1, thus: "Part 1 - Dombey" and with an autograph note by Thomas Hatton laid into part II, showing that the front ad "A New Christmas Tale" is lacking. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED, with portraits of the 4 Dombey children, which were published separately in 1848, by Phiz, are laid in, sans wrapper. Early issue of text: part IX, page 284, 5th and 6th line up, with "Delight" for "Joy." Part XI, page 324, last line, "Captain" is corrected. Part XIII has the earliest state of the Advertiser, with the date "October, 1947" printed without error. Part XIV page 426, line 9, the word "if" is omitted, page 431 with page number present. Part XIX/XX has the 8 line errata and the title page erroneously shows Captain Cuttle's hook on his left hand. Light soiling to the front wrap of part XIV. Plates are very good to fine. Subscriber name on front wrap of parts XII and XIV. Lacking "Gilbert's College Atlas" ad in part I, "A New Christmas Tale" ad in part II, "Gilbert's Dictionary" ad in parts IX and X, and "Lett's Son & Steer" slip in parts X and XI. All other ads, slips and Advertisers called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present. Spines expertly renewed on some parts. A truly outstanding set and from the Hatton & Cleaver collection. Housed in a tan quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 227-250.
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The Personal History.of David Copperfield.with illustrations By H. K. Browne (In the Original Monthly parts). Annotated By Bibliographer Thomas Hatton and from His Collection

Annotated by Dickens bibliographer Thomas Hatton on page 15 of the part XIX/XX Advertiser: "D. C. 19/20;" together with an autograph note concerning part XIX/XX: "20 / plates to end of text." ALL wrappers are correct. ALL Advertisers, slips and ads are present and in accord with the Hatton & Cleaver bibliography, with the following exception: part VIII is lacking the scarce Lett's Diary ad and Part XII is lacking the "Visit to the Exhibition." slip. Twenty (20) monthly parts in 19; octavo, with 40 inserted plates, including the frontis and vignette title. [i-vii]viii[ix]x-xii[xiii]xiv[xv-xvi], [1]2-624. The plates are very good to fine; tissue guards are in place. Most parts have spines expertly renewed. Light soiling to a few wrappers. The text is UNOPENED (therefore unread) in parts VII and X. Subscriber name on front wrap of parts II, VII, VIII and XVIII - bookseller ticket on part IX. Part VII front wrap with small professional repair in lower margin; part VIII rear wrap is remargined and first leaf of Advertiser with small loss at lower gutter. Parts X and XIX/XX with professional corner repair to rear wraps. Internally clean and bright. An outstanding set in every respect and with a pedigree - it is from the famed (Thomas) Hatton and Cleaver collection. Housed in a handsome, green quarter leather slipcase, with chemise and armorial bookplate. Provenance: The Hatton & Cleaver collection, the Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 253-272.