London: Chapman & Hall, May - September, 1870. 5 (of 6) original monthly parts. 8vo, original blue-green wraps. Housed in quarter green calf over cloth clamshell case, gilt-lettered spine. First edition, first issue, earliest issue of part 6 with the "eighteenpence" slip pasted over the one shilling price on the front wrap, also including the often missing "Cork Hats" slip in part 2. With 12 engraved plates by S.L. Fildes. Calf on slipcase sunned; wrappers soiled and chipped at edges and spines; upper wrapper part 2 detached but present; intermittent brownspotting.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers