DICKENS, Charles. The Adventures of Oliver Twist. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846.
10 original parts, 8° (223 x 142mm). 24 etched plates by George Cruikshank (occasional slight browning). With all advertisements. Original wrappers, contemporary ownership inscriptions (some backstrips renewed or repaired, slight inkstains to front wrapper of part 6), later book-form morocco-backed box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Provenance: George Clark (contemporary signature on each upper cover).
A FINE SET OF THE MONTHLY PARTS OF THE FIRST OCTAVO EDITION. 'Complete sets of the ten parts can, without exaggeration, be described as of the utmost rarity' (Hatton and Cleaver). Eckel pp.59-63; Hatton and Cleaver pp.215-224; cf. Smith I,p.10. (10)