first editionOriginal publisher's brown cloth with Smith's primary binding design, i.e., a gilt clock motif with the hands pointing t
by Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
London: Chapman & Hall, 1841. 1st edition (Eckel, pp. 67- 70; Smith I, p. 47). Original publisher's brown cloth with Smith's primary binding design, i.e., a gilt clock motif with the hands pointing to the time that corresponds to the volume number. Pale yellow eps. Spines sunned. Slight cock to each volume. Vol I with cloth split along rear joint. Overall, Very Good.. 3 volumes (306; 306; 426 pp). Vol I with MHC (weekly numbers) publicaton prospectus tipped-in at front. Frontis in each volume & 195 intratextual woodcut illustrations [primarily] by Phiz and George Cattermole. Bound in 6s. 10-3/8" x 6-3/4"
Contains first appearance of Dickens' popular 'Old Curiosity Shop' & his first historical work, 'Barnaby Rudge'.The prospectus quite uncommon.
(Inventory #: 2134.8)
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