[SURTEES, ROBERT SMITH. 1803-1864.]
Plain or Ringlets? London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860.
13 parts in 12. 8vo (223 x 142 mm). Hand-colored engraved title, 12 hand-colored plates, and 44 wood engravings in text by John Leech. Original red pictorial wrappers. Custom chemise and quarter-calf slipcase. Short tear to margin of one plate just touching caption, light dust-soiling and minor chipping to a few wrappers, one or two neat repairs.
Provenance: J.C. Bernard (period ownership signature to wrapper of part 2).
FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS. Advertisements conforming to Tooley except without publisher's list in part 12, and with additional 4 pp insert for Beeton's in part 7. Tooley 477.