DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. Dombey and Son. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846-48.

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DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
Dombey and Son. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846-48.

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13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

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DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
Dombey and Son. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846-48.
20 parts in 19. 8vo (222 x 142 mm). 40 full-page steel engraved illustrations by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"), numerous advertisements to front and back of each part. Original green wrappers illustrated by "Phiz." Custom clamshell cloth case. Faint spotting to a few plates, errata following plates in part 5 obscuring a few words of text, a few parts rebacked, with expert repairs to extremities and edges of a few others, occasional rubbing of wrappers.
Provenance: Anna H. Drury (period ownership inscription on front wrapper part 15); Albert Henry Wiggin (Armorial bookplate on inside of box lid); Jerome Kern (leather bookplate on inside of box lid); Robert and Donna Jackson (book-label).

FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS, THE JEROME KERN COPY. Later issue, with page-number "431," and "if" on line 9, page 426, not omitted in part 14; and 8 line errata in part 19/20. Advertisements corresponding to Hatton and Cleaver, with the following exceptions: slip, "Notice. Early Arrival of London Newspapers," recto only on white paper, inserted in front of part 1; 8 pp ads "Gilbert's Dictionary" etc. not present in the back of part 10; 7 specimen diary leaves inserted in "Lets, Son, & Steer" ad, part 15. The first part of Dombey and Son sold 30,000 copies, and interest was sustained for the entirety of its 18-month run, as testified to by the considerable number of advertisements that appear throughout. Part 15 bears the ownership inscription of a Dickens contemporary, the novelist Anna H. Drury, on the upper wrapper. Eckel pp 71-74; Hatton and Cleaver pp 225-250.
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