Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson, No. 102 Chestnut Street. (n. d.). "Library Edition". 1st collected edition thus, i.e., from this publisher. Ca 1854-55. Collected t.p. begins each volume; each title with separate individual t.p., from "Peterson's Uniform Edition". Illustrated with plates & intratextual wood engravings. 8vo. Original publisher's brown cloth binding with elaborate gilt decorated spine. Pale yellow eps. Spines slightly dull, with cloth loss at each end. Each volume with ownership signature of John Grahams. Vol I with tide line stain in upper quadrant of text block. Vol 4 professionally recased. Overall, a VG set. Item #39904
Vol I: Pickwick & Old Curiosity Shop. Vol 2: Twist, Sketches & Rudge. Vol 3: Nickleby & Chuzzlewit. Vol 4: Copperfield, Dombey, Christmas Stories & Pictures from Italy. Vol 5: Dickens' New Stories [including Hard Times] & Bleak House. "Dickens' new stories containing The seven poor travellers, Nine new stories by the Christmas fire, Hard times, Lizzie Leigh, The miner's daughters, Fortune Wildred, etc."--Taken from Household words, the periodical edited by Dickens, not all of these stories are authored by Dickens. "Lizzie Leigh" was by Mrs. Gaskell and "The miner's daughters" by William Howitt.