London1844: Chapman and Hall. First Edition. Octavo. Later state, vignette title page dated, sign-post with pound;100, 10 line errata. Illustrated with engravings by Phiz. Bound in near contemporary 3/4 green polished calf over marbled paper covered boards, slightly raised bands gilt, compartments decorated in blind, maroon morocco spine label gilt, marbled endpapers, some fading to spine, boards and lower joints rubbed, upper joint strengthened. text clean and bright, plates toned with foxing. A very nice copy of a book which was first serialized and first appeared in twenty individual wrappered issues, as did most of Dickens' works. This copy, the first in book form was published afterwards in the same year.
(Inventory #: 021111)
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