THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. With 12 illustrations by S L. Fildes, and a portrait. Charles DICKENS.
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. With 12 illustrations by S L. Fildes, and a portrait.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. With 12 illustrations by S L. Fildes, and a portrait.

London: Chapman & Hall, 1870. First edition, six parts (all published, unfinished at the author's death) issued April -- September, 1870. 8vo. vii, (1), 190, (2) total pages. Engraved frontispiece and extra engraved title-page, 12 plates. With all advertising matter, as called for by Hatton & Cleaver, present, with the exception of the 8-page Chapman & Hall catalogue in part five; Willcox & Gibbs ad in part six in state "1A," with no priority mentioned. Cork ad present (chipped), printed price slip at head of part six; front ads in Part II lacking one leaf (pp. 19-20). Hatton & Cleaver "A Bibliography of the Periodical works of Charles Dickens" London, 1933), pp. 371-384. Original illustrated blue-green wrappers (parts 1-4 with repair to spines, neatly glued and firm, and with several small losses replaced with new matching paper, parts 5 & 6 neatly rebacked; some soiling, some edgewear, a little light foxing and soiling to the text and plates, with some glassine sheets guarding plates replaced), several parts with an owner’s name at the head of the front wrapper. Housed in a green quarter morocco (rubbed) and cloth pull-off slipcase, gilt spine title, with chemise (11168). Item #66697

Price: $750.00

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