by Dickens, Charles; John Leech (illustrator); Michael Patrick Hearn (introduction, notes, and bibliography)
New York: Clarkson N. Potter Inc, 1976. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. Hearn explains the various literary, autobiographical, historical, and other concerns suggested by the text. He has also written a lengthy introduction in which he explains the story behind the story including teh stormy publication history of the book, which eventually led Dickens' break with his publishers and a bitter court action against the piracy of the popular story. Near fine in original green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Slight fading to top edges of covers, else fine. In white illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Jacket is price-clipped, else fine. Over 85 illustrations including reproductions the original five hand-colored plates by John Leech. The illustrations are by various artists including Tenniel, Rackham, Seymour, Phiz, and Cruikshank. 182 pages. LIT/062316. (Inventory #: 29453)
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