Master Humphrey's Clock. London: Chapman and Hall, April 1840-November 1841
8vo (267 x 172mm.), FIRST EDITION, IN THE ORIGINAL 20 MONTHLY PARTS, wood-engraved illustrations by G. Cattermole and H.K. Browne, with front matter (title, preface and frontispieces) to parts 6, 12 and 20, advertisements conform to Hatton & Cleaver except lacking final 8pp. publisher's catalogue at back of part 20, the majority of parts with additional advertisements tipped-in at front, original green pictorial printed wrappers, red cloth collector's folding box lettered on spine in gilt, many of the wrappers expertly restored, some at back strip and along fore-edge, some minor chipping to part 7 with small neat tear to bottom right corner apparent on first 35pp., some minor browning throughout, some minor soiling to wrappers particularly parts 11, 15, 17, minor creasing and discoloration, some soiling to box
Hatton and Cleaver p 162; Eckel p 61.
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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