Bleak House

Bleak House

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Author

Dickens, Charles

Illustrator

Browne, H.K. (Phiz)

Publisher

Chapman and Hall

Reference

885

Twenty parts in nineteen, original wrappers, now housed in two morocco boxes with raised bands, spines in six panels each with double fillet frame, title and author to second panel, 'original parts' to third and volume number to fourth with date to foot all in gilt. Wrappers generally slightly chipped and worn, some rebacked, slightly soiled, corners worn, internally the plates are oxidised and browned, text lightly browned with occasional soiling. The lid to the first box has been repaired. Part One - Upper wrapper chipped with loss to bottom r/h corner, pages 1-32, two plates, lacking pages 23/24 of the 'Bleak House Advertiser' and (1) and (2) of the rear ads; Part Two - Pages 32-64, two plates, lacks Household Words slip; Part Three - Pages 65-96, two plates, lacks Household Words slip and all rear ads; Part Four - Pages 97-128, two plates, lacks Household Words slip and (1) and (3) of the rear ads; Part Five - Pages 129-160, two plates, lacks four pages of the Bleak House Advertiser, the slips and all rear ads; Part Six - Pages 161-192, two plates, with all ads; Part Seven - Pages 193-224, 2 plates, all front ads but lacks four pages of (6) and (7) and (8); Part Eight - Pages 225-256, two plates, lacks all ads to front but with (7) and (8) from Part Six bound in at front, and lacks (3) to rear; Part Nine - Pages 257-288, one plate, all ads complete; Part Ten - Pages 289-320, three plates, all ads complete; Part Eleven - Pages 321-352, two plates, front ads complete but lacks (1), (3) and (5) from rear ads; Part Twelve - Pages 353-384, two plates, all ads complete; Part Thirteen - Pages 385-416, two plates, all ads complete; Part Fourteen - Pages 417-448, two plates, all ads complete; Part Fifteen - Pages 449-480, two plates, (2) and (3) of the rear ads have slight loss to corner; Part Sixteen - Pages 481-512, two plates, lacks (1) to rear ads; Part Seventeen - Pages 513-544, two plates, all ads complete; Part Eighteen - Pages 545-576, two plates, lacks pages 3-6 of front ads, lacks (2) and (3) of rear ads and Part Nineteen/Twenty - Pages 577-624, xvi, four plates, lacking front slip and (2) from rear ads. (Numbers attributed to advertisements are from Hatton and Cleaver). Hatton and Cleaver 275-304

Size

8vo

Condition

Good

Binding

Paper Wrapper

Publish Place

London

Publish Year

1852

Edition

First Edition

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