Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, No. 102 Chestnut Street, (n. d.). 1st edition thus, i.e., in this set, early-to-mid 1850s. Cf. Gimbel D25. Each volume ~ 300 to 350 pages. Text double column. Each volume with a frontispiece, engraved title, and illustrated with b/w plates / cuts [in BR & OCS]. 8vo. 9-1/4" x 5-3/4" Publisher's original brown half-leather bindings with marbled paper boards. Raised bands, blind stamped decoration and gilt stamped lettering to spines. Some wear & rubs to extremities. Joints show a tad of wear. Gilt generally bright, and volumes square & tight. A solid VG [if not slightly better] set. Item #49705
Vol. 1: Bleak House; Vol. 2: Pickwick Papers; Vol. 3: Old Curiosity Shop (running title: Master Humphrey's Clock); Vol. 4: Oliver Twist; Vol. 5: Sketches by "Boz"; Vol. 6: Barnaby Rudge; Vol. 7: Nicholas Nickleby; Vol. 8: Martin Chuzzlewit; Vol. 9: David Copperfield; Vol. 10: Dickens' New Stories; Vol. 11: Dombey and Son; Vol. 12: Christmas Stories, and Pictures from Italy.
Some rubbing and wear, scuffs, some discoloration, corners bumped, else in very good condition.