London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-1. First edition. Contains the first appearance of two of Dickens’s novels, Barnaby Rudge and The Old Curiosity Shop. Two frontispieces, 130 woodcuts, and twenty-five initials by Browne; one frontispiece and thirty-eight woodcuts by Cattermole; one woodcut each by S. Williams and Maclise. Binding extremities rubbed, feet of spines lightly worn. Old armorial bookplate on back pastedowns, small rubberstamps of a later owner in two volumes. A very good, attractive set. Half contemporary calf over marbled boards. Gilt spines with black morocco labels. Three volumes, large octavo, in sixes. iv, 306; vi, 306; vi, 426 pp. Item #152464
Smith I, 6.