Period tan half-calf with marbled paper boards & dark maroon leather title label to spine
1850 · London
by Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
London: Chapman & Hall, 1850. 1st 'Cheap' edition in book form (NCBEL III, 792). Period tan half-calf with marbled paper boards & dark maroon leather title label to spine. Some general binding wear & rubs to boards. Bookplate. A VG copy.. xii, 291,  pp. Text double column. Frontis by George Cruikshank; engraved by T. Bolton. 8vo. 6-3/4" x 4-3/4"
The "Cheap" edition the first systematic reissuance of Dickens' works, with a new preface by Dickens; begun in 1847, with Pickwick Papers, the edition was issued both in weekly and monthly formats, as well as a one-volume edition. The "Cheap" edition is characterized by the double column format and illustrated solely with a frontispiece. (Inventory #: 29471)