DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Dombey and Son, London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846-8. 20 parts in 19 [parts XIX and XX in one fascicule], 8° (223 x 141mm). Etched frontispiece, additional title and 38 etched or lithographic plates by and after Hablot K. Browne, preliminary leaves bound in at the end of part XIX/XX [including 2-line errata], errata slip in part V, advertisements as Hatton and Cleaver, with these lacking: 2 leaves from back of part II, slip from front of III, Lett's Diaries advertisement, 1 leaf and slip from back of IV, 2 leaves from back of VI, slip from back of IX, all from back of X, slip from back of XI, 4 leaves from back of XV, 4 leaves from back of XVII. (Occasional light spotting, some advertisements browned.) Original printed wrappers with woodcut design on upper wrappers by J. Cooper after Browne, later half-morocco box (some light browning and marking, some chips and neat repairs on spines, part IV bound in part VI wrappers with part number and month neatly amended in manuscript).
FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS, WITH THE EARLY STATES OF THE ERRATA LEAF AND PP.324 AND 426. In this set the issue points are as follows: part XI the earliest issue with 'Capatin' on the last line of p.324; part XIII with 'Octo 1847' on p.1 of 'Dombey & Son Advertiser'; part XIV with p.431 numbered but lacking 'if' on p.426, line 9. Eckel pp.74-76; Hatton and Cleaver pp.227-250.