Bonhams is pleased to announce the sale of one of the world's finest collections of Victorian Literature as published in original parts, and serial publications of the 18th and 19th centuries in New York on October 18th at 1pm. The sale of over 290 lots, expected to fetch more than $1.5 million, includes the first editions of the greatest novelists of the Mid-19th century. There is an almost complete collection of Dickens's published novels in parts; a very rare complete collection of all Trollope novels published in parts (perhaps one of the only collections in the world); the Surtees 'Jorrocks' series; an extensive collection of books and correspondence relating to Ainsworth's novel 'The Tower of London'; 16 novels by the Irish writer Charles Lever, most published in parts in London and Dublin; 12 works by George Elliot, several in parts; 25 works by Thackeray and a plethora of novelists from 1830 to 1880. Together they form the treasure-chest that is the Jackson collection
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