Little Dorrit. Charles Dickens.
Little Dorrit
Little Dorrit
Little Dorrit
Little Dorrit
Little Dorrit
Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

London: Bradbury and Evans, 1855-1857.

First edition, in the original parts. Twenty issues bound into 19 parts, as issued. First issue, using the character name "Riguard" in No. XV; errata slip in XVI correcting the errors. Plates 21 and 22 in No. 11 are probably the more detailed plates mentioned in Hatton & Cleaver. All slips and ad pages present with two exceptions: Green The Train ad slip missing in Part I; no "Commercial Works for 1856" slip in II. Ads in Parts 19 & 20 differ from Hatton and Cleaver, no Little Dorrit advertiser but instead front ads are "Nellie of Truro" 2 pp., Gilbert's works (4 pp.), Norton's Camomile Pills (4 pp.); rear ads are blue "Stamped in Nature's Mould" (4 pp) with 4 pp. orange slip for Lett's Skeleton Almanacs inside, Royal Insurance Company (2 pp.), and 8 pp. Virtue, Hall, and Virtue ads. Housed in a custom morocco and cloth case by Bayntun, which is damaged on the bottom panel.

Very Good+ overall. Almost imperceptible restoration to spines, minor soiling and light wear; No. I spine is cracked though holding; name written on the front cover of two parts. Pencil correction in margin to error in No. 15, easily erasable. The very first appearance, in serialized parts, of Dickens' satire of the British class system. Item #140940186

Price: $2,500.00