[The Christmas Numbers from Household Words and All the Year Round.] London: Bradbury and Evans for No.16 Wellington Street (C. Whiting for 26 Wellington Street and Chapman and Hall), 21 December 1850 --- Christmas 1867
8vo (241 x 164mm.), 18 original parts, the All the Year Round numbers in original blue printed wrappers, the Household Words numbers as issued, without wrappers (some of these disbound), preserved in red cloth chemise and maroon morocco pull-off box, some slight soiling or minor staining, occasional creases, some minor nicks to wrappers, BUT A REMARKABLY FINE SET
FIRST EDITIONS OF ALL THE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS NUMBERS DICKENS ISSUED FROM HIS TWO PERIODICALS, including many well-known and well-loved stories such as The Haunted House, A Message from the Sea, Tom Tiddler's Ground, Somebody's Luggage, Mrs Lirriper's Lodgings, Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy, Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions, Mugby Junction, No Thoroughfare (with Wilkie Collins), and several others.
Gimbel E11-21, E113-118
Walter Thomas Wallace, armorial bookplate; Robert Leaming Montgomery, armorial bookplate
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