29 June 2005
DICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859.
8 parts in 7, 8o. Etched frontispiece, additional title and 14 plates by Hablot K. Browne. Original blue-green pictorial wrappers (some rebacked or with repairs to spines); quarter morocco folding case.
FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS, FIRST ISSUE of parts 7/8 with page 213 numbered "113", preceded by the weekly publication in All the Year Round. "Tale of Two Cities Advertiser" present in each part (lacking pp. 1-2 in part VI, and pp. 1-4 in part VII) and other inserted advertisements (lacking that of the Cornhill Magazine in part 7/8), including Dr. de Jongh's Cod Liver Oil ad and Morison's Medicines ad both present in part VII (not called for in Hatton & Cleaver).SCARCE IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 331-42; Eckel, pp. 86-90.
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