London; 1840, 1841 and 1841: Chapman and Hall. First Edition in Book Form. Large Octavo. Item #022478
In three volumes. iv, 306pp, vi, 306pp. and vi, 426pp. Frontispieces and other illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne, These volumes contain "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge" and was originally published as weekly parts. This is a handsome set bound in a contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, beautifully rebacked, red and black spine labels gilt, compartments decoratively stamped in gilt, endpapers re-newed. A clean bright set without the usual scattered foxing with the exception of volume I p. 72-73 has a bit of off-setting to upper margins from something laid in at one time. Very nice.