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  1. [Text in Greek] First edition, 9 parts in one vol, 4to; title and praefatio in Latin, half-title, index, scattered light foxing; contemporary red morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt stamps to boards, all edges gilt, a fine copy; [6], 1073, [3]pp.

  2. First edition, first impression; 2 vols, 8vo; half titles to both volumes, as called for, 2 pp. publisher's ads at the end of vol. I, 16 pp publisher's catalogue at end of vol. II correctly dated June 1857, Wesley's bookbinder's label to rear paste down of the first volume, all primary issue points; publisher's purple cloth, elaborately tooled in blind to all boards, titles to spines gilt, cream coated endpapers, hinges just a little tender, spines inevitably somewhat faded but a stunning copy, entirely unsophisticated condition and a qenuine rarity thus; housed in an early twentieth century red cloth, solander box.

  3. 30 volumes (complete); 8vo; variously illustrated in black & white by George Cruikshank, G. Cattermole, Robert Seymour and 'Phiz' (Hablot Knight Browne) and others, varying degrees of foxing to most of the preliminary and terminal pages, occasional spotting elsewhere but in the main, bright; contemporary half calf over cockerel paper covered boards, matching endpapers and all edges similarly marbled, spines with very fine gilt, rubbed at extremities, minor abrasions to some edges, otherwise a very good, original set.

  4. First edition. (134 x 105 mm). Original marbled boards with a ribbon tie (front hinge cracked). Hand-coloured frontispiece. Numerous engraved plates. Pages clean and crisp. [4], 137, [7] pp.

  5. First edition, first issue with 2pp adverts at end; 8vo (195 x 140 mm); two illustrations of 'The Sherd of Armenartas', a few spots to half-title and following blank leaf, otherwise very clean; publishers bevelled cloth, gilt, patterned endpapers, the front free one chipped along edges since this was loose, now professionally reattached, rear hinge also restored, otherwise a near-fine copy.

  6. First edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's dark green cloth, titles spine gilt, first issue binding with top edge gilt; an exceptionally nice copy and distinctly scarce thus.

  7. First edition, first issue; 8vo (196 x 142 mm, 7¾ x 5½ in); 20pp. publisher's advertisements bound in at end, ink ownership inscriptions to front pastedown and front free endpaper; publisher's dark grey cloth, spine and upper cover gilt-lettered with gilt life buoy design to upper cover, blindstamp to lower cover, leaves uncut, hinges starting to split, extremities slightly rubbed.

  8. First editions; 2 volumes, 8vo (196 x 139 mm, 7¾ x 5½ in); Rosina: 49 line drawings by Hugh Thomson (comprising frontispiece, 32 full-page plates, in-text illustrations, head-pieces, tail-pieces), light scattered spotting; Beau Brocade: 50 line drawings by Hugh Thomson (comprising frontispiece, 27 full-page engraved plates, in-text illustrations, head-pieces, tail-pieces), light scattered spotting; both volumes: publisher's pictorial gilt cloth, top edges gilt, others uncut, dust-jackets, extremities slightly bumped, dust-jackets split along joints with minor loss at extremities, very good overall.

  9. First edition in book form ('latter' for 'letter', p. 160; 'flys' for 'flies', p. 245; 'visiters' for 'visitors', p. 272); 8vo (234 x 154 mm, 12¾ x 6 in); half-title, engraved portrait of Dickens after Daniel Maclise, 39 engraved plates by H.K. Browne [Phiz], frontispiece and first four illustrations in first state with imprint of Chapman and Hall (cf. Smith I, 5, p. 42), some minor toning and a few spots to plates, portrait of Dickens spotted (as usual) with transfer onto title-page opposite, plate 37 ('The breaking up at Dotheby's Hall') bound out of sequence after p. 620, small closed tears to list of plates professionally repaired at outer margin, very small loss to upper corner of pp. 501-502 (not affecting text); publisher's dark olive green cloth, front and back covers stamped in blind, recased with new yellow endpapers, spine slightly sunned, small closed tear at foot, extremities slightly bumped, othewise very good.

  10. First edition in book form; 8vo; bound without the half title, with additional engraved title and engraved plates by H.K.Browne [Phiz]; contemporary half green calf over marbled paper boards, brown endpapers, foxing to the plates and attendant leaves, edges just a little rubbed, Dickens memorial sticker to front free endpaper. A pleasing copy in contemporary condition.

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