Original publisher's brown half morocco-style sheep with marbled paper boards; gilt decorated spines. Marbled eps & ed
1847 · Leipzig
by Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
Leipzig: Bernh. Tauchnitz Jun, 1847. 1st book edition (Todd & Bowden 119Aa, 120Aa & 121). Original publisher's brown half morocco-style sheep with marbled paper boards; gilt decorated spines. Marbled eps & edges. Set professionally rebacked. Prior owner signatures. Very Good.. 3 volumes (, 352; , 316; , 366,  pp). Half-titles present. 16mo, signed in 8s. 6-1/8" x 4-1/2"
Preceding the UK book edition by 11 months, this Tauchnitz edition was set from part proofs sent by Dickens (cf. Todd & Bowden 119 note). NB. Our copy of Vol 3 varies from that of Todd & Bowden, in that the Half-title leaf verso is blank & the publisher imprint in the first state [T & B note a blank h-t verso with the second state publisher imprint]. Given our copy in consonance with Vols 1 & 2, we speculate this an earlier issue than that seen by T & B. (Inventory #: 30120)