London: Chapman and Hall, 1871 Illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot Knight Browne. Later printing. Finely bound in red calf and red marbled boards, with five raised bands to the spine, contrasting green title label, lettered in gilt, spine decorated in gilt, boards ruled in blind, all edges marbled, red marbled endpapers. Near fine, with a few faint and scattered spots to the pages, minor toning to the spine, some rubbing and a few nicks to the calf, light rubbing to rear board, else bright and clean. Overall, a very clean and pleasing copy. Barnaby Rudge was first published as part of Master Humphrey's Clock (1840-1841), a frame novel that included many short stories as well as two tales that developed into independent novels. The first separate edition (1841) of Barnaby Rudge was bound in cloth directly from the unaltered sheets of Master Humphrey, except for the new title page. The first separate edition was published simultaneously with The Old Curiosity Shop and the third volume of Master Humphrey on December 15, 1941, "for the reader's great convenience." This 1871 edition was published shortly after Dickens' death in 1870, likely in commemoration of the author. Set during the Gordon Riots of 1780, Barnaby Rudge is Dicken's first historical novel. The novel features the simple-minded Barnaby Rudge, who, in a case of mistaken identity, is falsely accused of leading an anti-Catholic riot.. Illus. by Cattermole, George; Browne, Hablot. Hard Cover. Near Fine.
(Inventory #: CD090)
19th & 20th Century American and English Literature, Modern First Editions, Signed and Presentation Copies
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