A TALE Of TWO CITIES.; Petersons' Uniform Edition of Dickens' Works
Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt spine lettering & device; boards stamped in blind with geometric desi
by Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson and Brothers, 1859. 1st US book edition, Second issue (Smith AMERICAN 12). Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt spine lettering & device; boards stamped in blind with geometric design. Pale yellow eps. Custom rough weave cloth clamshell case, with black leather title label to spine. Slight lean. Modest extremity wear. Gilt a bit dull. Occasional spot of foxing. Period poi to front paste-down. Withal, a respectable VG+ copy in a Nr Fine slipcase.. ,  - 211,  pp. 10 pages of publisher adverts conclude volume. NB. Smith notes 12 pages of adverts, but from the offset to the facing blank page, we see this copy bound with just 10. 33 inserted plates by John McLenan after the original designs. Royal 8vo. 9-1/4" x 6"
The first US appearance of ATTC was serially in Harper's Weekly; Peterson published the 1st US book edition, of which Smith notes that the presumed first issue, "has not been found."
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