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The Bleak House (American in parts)

Dickens, Charles

Published by Harper and Brothers, New York, 1852
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition, First Printing in the ORIGINAL American Weekly Parts issued March 1852 through September 1853. These original wrappers have Illustrations by H. K. Browne. These Original tan wrappers have some staining and wear to the edges. The American parts include 37 of the 40 British plates by "Phiz" The American parts did not sell well and as a result, beginning with the 12th number Harper began re-using wrappers from earlier parts, inking the new part number over the old printed one. This set has all of the required plates, plus the ad catalogue in Part 19/20 (the only ads called for). The front wrapper of Part 2 is in the first state, with the line "The illustrations for this No. will be given with the Next" The rear wrapper of Part 5 is in the second state, advertising Abbott's FRANCONIA STORIES. The other parts' wrappers do not have issue points, and beginning with Part 12, wrappers vary as noted above. The main flaw is that Part 11 slightly trimmed. Part 19/20 shows some edge-wear, and a couple of the other parts have a few wrapper spots. The 17 parts not cited above are in fact in quite nice condition. Sets of American parts of Dickens are at least fifty times scarcer than sets of English parts. Overall, an attractive set housed in a custom clamshell case. We buy Dickens in parts. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12487694106

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Title: The Bleak House (American in parts)

Publisher: Harper and Brothers, New York

Publication Date: 1852

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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