Half brown leather with brown cloth boards; gilt decorative scrollwork & lettering on spine (T & B Style x1). Marbled
1842 · Leipzig
by Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
Leipzig: Bernh Tauchnitz Jun, 1842. 1st Tauchnitz edition, with the indicated incorrect wording on p. 67 (Todd & Bowden 32). Half brown leather with brown cloth boards; gilt decorative scrollwork & lettering on spine (T & B Style x1). Marbled edges. VG (sq & tight/spine sunned/light extremity wear/po name stamp on ffep & tp/private library label in upper left corner of rear board/corner leather offset to preliminary & terminal leaves).. viii, 263 pp + colophon. Signed in 8s. 11.5 cm x 15.5 cm.
A pirated publication, before the Baron established his subsequent business relationship with Mr Dickens. Cf. Gimbel A69 for a later printing (though as is customary, still dated the original year of [Tauchnitz's] publication. (Inventory #: 12065.1)