Dickens, Charles. Bleak House. London: Bradbury and Evans, March 1852-September 1853. 20 parts in 19, 8vo (226 x 142mm) Half Title, engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title and 38 engraved plates by “Phiz”, H. K. Browne. Original blue pictorial printed wrappers, chips and losses to several, apparent circular beverage stain to front of volume 1. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS, with the Bleak House Advertiser in all parts, the scarce "The Village Pastor" leaflet in part 15, the "Waterlow and Sons" advertisement with 4 pages in part 1, the "Crochet Cotton" advertisement in third issue in part 3, and ALL OTHER INSERTED ADVERTISEMENTS AND SLIPS NOTED IN HATTON & CLEAVER except for: Part XVI, back advertisment 1 "Grace Aguilar's Works". and volume 3, missing last advert insert to rear. Notably has the elusive “Village Pastor” ad in part 15, which is often missing.

Price Realized: $1,800

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