New York: Harper & Brothers, [1843 - 1844]. 2nd US edition, following that of Winchester (Arents PARTS, p. 30; Edgar & Vail, p. 22; Gimbel A73; Smith AMERICAN, pp. 199 - 205; Wilkins, p. 24). Not in the Calinescu Collection Catalogue, nor the McGuire Collection Catalogue. 7 parts, complete. Text double column, ~ 48 pp per part. Duplicate copy of Part II. Volume prelims in Part VII, per usual publisher practice. 14 steel engraved plates, 2 per part. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 5-7/8". Part I lacks wrappers [originally buff paper]; Parts II - VII in printed greenish blue paper wrappers [Part VI lacking most of front wrapper]. Red cloth chemise, with red morocco quarter leather slipcase with red cloth boards. General wear, chipping & staining. Part II - V & VII with same prior owner signature at top of front wrapper. Part V with significant staining to rear wrapper. Part VII with ink splot to front wrapper. In general, and with a nod to the missing wrappers, a Good set of a rare Dickensiana item. Item #33560.1
Only the second set we've handled in 30 years.