In the Original Monthly Parts
DICKENS, Charles. Little Dorrit. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans , 1857.
First edition, in original monthly parts: twenty numbers bound in nineteen as issued, in the original blue printed wrappers. With forty inserted plates. First state text in XV with "Rigaud" for "Blandois."

Original wrappers with the usual minor chipping and occasional splitting along spines. Some discreet repairs, a few stains and tears to wrappers, light edge-wear, some light foxing to plates. Still, a bright, very nice copy. Front wrapper of part I, with a 3-inch closed tear. Chemised and housed in a half green morocco pull-off case, spine faded to brown.

In the back of part XVI, lacking the correction slip and the "32 Fleet St." four-page slip on green paper; otherwise all parts collates complete with all wrappers correct, all"Advertisers," and all back ads. In the back ad of part XI, all ads are present but bound in a different order than as stated in Hatton & Cleaver. Part XVIII, complete with all text pages, but they are bound in incorrect order. Part VII with tearing to lower outer corner of front ads, (pg 3-6), minimally affecting text. Part XIII with a corner torn on the ad slip for "Household Words," not affecting text.

Hatton and Cleaver, 305-333. Smith, Dickens, I, 12.

HBS # 68171 $2,000