Dickens´ Our Mutual Friend in the original parts
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DICKENS. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PARTS. DICKENS, CHARLES. Our Mutual Friend. 20 monthly parts in 19 as issued. London (Chapman and Hall) 1864-1865 (May, 1864 - November, 1865).
8:o (about 223x143 mm.). 40 woodcut plates after Marcus Stone, engraved by Dalziel and W. T. Green.
In original partly worn wrappers, wrapper to part XIX/XX with tapemended spine and outer margins, otherwise some small damages to the foot of spines. The first 10 parts unopened. In a later green cloth box.
Hatton and Cleaver 343-370, Smith 15.
Lacks advertisement in part XIV at beginning after plates, 4 pages " ´Mutual Friend´ - 1-6-65.] The Economis Life Assurance Society", otherwise complete. With the slip after the plates in part I "The Reader will understand..."
First issue of the wrappers, part I without imprint at foot of front wrapper.
Provenance: Sten Ringselle (1949-2017), Swedish antiquarian bookdealer who in 1992 opened his shop Antiquaria in Gothenburg.