DICKENS’ BLEAK HOUSE, IN ORIGINAL PARTS
DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House. London, 1852-53. Twenty parts in 19, as issued.
Scarce first edition in original parts and wrappers of Dickens’ ambitious, bracing masterpiece, with 40 engraved illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"), including frontispiece and nine other dramatic "dark plates," as well as vignette title page. An exceptional copy in the original blue wrappers, complete with all advertisements called for, save one. $8800.