first edition White linen cloth binding stamped in gilt to front board & spine, design after that of the UK edition. Pale yellow eps. Cu
1845 · Philadelphia
by Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1845. 1st edition thus (Smith AMERICAN, p. 55). White linen cloth binding stamped in gilt to front board & spine, design after that of the UK edition. Pale yellow eps. Custom red cloth slipcase with gilt stamped black leather title label to spine. Age-toning, soiling & average wear to binding. Usual bit of foxing & browning to paper, though the plates less so. A proud early gathering. Prior ownership signatures. Pforzheimer stamp to rear paste-down. Withal, a VG copy in a Nr Fine case.. 96 pp. Binder's blanks at front & rear. With 12 illustrations after the originals. 12mo. 6-3/8" x 4-1/8"
(Inventory #: 46972)