London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first binding. (Black sawtooth border on front cover as per Smith 16. Interestingly, neither ads nor catalogue at rear as Smith describes Carter A, but no established priority thus.) [i-v]vi-vii[viii], 2-190 with frontispiece and 12 illustrated plates by Fildes. Original green cloth with gilt lettering with black designs, original slightly-yellow endpapers. About Very Good. Headcap and top tips worn away, wear and slight fraying along spine edges, rubbing and a few small scratches to cloth. Endpapers foxed, small bookplate on paste down. Typical small stab-holes to outer margins of a few illustrations as well as last four illustrations inserted to face versos, a variant mentioned by Smith. Dickens' final novel, which was never completed.
(Inventory #: 160630001)
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