London: Chapman & Hall, 1864. First edition. Wraps. In the original monthly parts, dated May 1864 - November 1865. 8vo, twenty numbers bound in nineteen.
At the end of Part 19/20 is inserted 8pp for "Volume I", the half-title, title page, contents page and illustrations page. Bound in original green decorated wrappers, price 1s. Most issues in very good condition, although the 1st and last are slt. chipped & a little dusty, with some archival repair. A very good unrestored copy overall.
Forty woodcut plates by Marcus Stone. Hatton and Cleaver, 345-70. Smith I, 15.
Missing a number of advertisements sighted in Hatton & Hall.
Still a desirable copy of an important Dickens serial book published prior to the bound edition. Good + overall. Item #6903