London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857-1859. 8vo.; 24 parts. Orig. illustrated yellow wrappers (some wear at the edges, several spines somewhat eroded). A very good unsophisticated set housed in a custom cloth box with leather spine label. This set is the first edition, the issue with "actressess" instead of "ancestresses" on page 207. Van Duzer 232, including all of the ads mentioned there (two are torn, with some loss of text) but varying as follows: 8-page book ad in part 1 (not 6-page); De Jongh ad on yellow in part 4 (not pink); includes an ad for "Prayers for Public Worship" in part 13 (not mentioned); includes an ad for "Prayers for Public Worship" in part 17 (not mentioned); includes a book ad in part 18 (not mentioned); includes 2 additional book ads in part 19; inserted slip is in fron in part 20 (instead of rear); lacks "Grace Aguilar's Works" ad in part 24 (as always). Item #33171

Price: $1,500.00

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