Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. Library Edition. Leather bound. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] 3/4 green leather with marbled paper over boards, and gilt tooled spines. Marbled text block edges and endpapers. Illustrations by H. K. Browne, G. Cattermole, F. Walker, and George Cruikshank, among others. The extremities are rubbed and the backstrips are faded. There are occasional cracks along the joints, and there are very sporadic cracks in the text blocks. The front boards of two of the volumes are totally detached, and several volumes have boards which are nearly detached. The backstrip of volume 8 is cracked, and there is a small loss from the leather at the head of the spine of volume 23. Two of the backstrips have long closed tears at the head. The illustration at p. 356 in volume 4 is detached, but present. The plate at p. 43 in volume 23 is torn (with some loss). Roughly four plates have closed tears in the edges. All the illustrations are present. An edition published only several years before Dickens' death. Will require extra postage due to weight. Good. Item #52221
Contents: The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club; The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2 volumes); The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (2 volumes); The Old Curiosity Shop (2 volumes) Barnaby Rudge (2 volumes). Including Hard Times; Sketches by Boz; The Adventures of Oliver Twist; Dombey and Son (2 volumes); The Personal History of David Copperfield (2 volumes); Pictures from Italy. And American Notes for General Circulation; Bleak House (2 volumes); Little Dorrit (2 volumes); Christmas Books; A Tale of Two Cities; Great Expectations; Our Mutual Friend (2 volumes).