The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit...Edited By Boz. London: Chapman and Hall, January 1843--July 1844
8vo (222 x 140mm.), FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL 19/20 PARTS, 40 plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), final double number with etched title page with "£100" on the sign post and five studs in lid of the trunk (third state, no priority), 14-line errata as usual (second setting), with the four small booklets of advertisements by E. Moses and Son in parts 9, 10, 11, and 16 (often missing), all other advertisements present with the exception of the rare slip sometimes found at the beginning of part 7, original wrappers, preserved in collector's cloth folding box, some foxing and spotting throughout as usual, some skilful repairs to covers of some parts
Hatton & Cleaver pp.185-212
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