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Master Humphrey's Clock - Charles Dickens - 1940. 
Chapman and Hall 1940 - This is the first hardcover edition, three volumes published by Chapman and Hall in 1840 (Vol. 1) and 1841 (Vol. 2 & 3) of the Charles Dickens' stories, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, which first appeared in Dickens' periodical Master Humphrey's Clock those same years. The covers (app. 7" x 9.875"), paper surfaced marbled hardcover boards, leather spines with debossed gilt lettering and design, are securely attached at the spines, all of which are somewhat worn. Volume I's spine is more worn, with cracks and a small missing piece. There are surface splits to some spine sides. The boards, with leather-tipped corners, are worn to the edges, bumped at the corners, and with surface wear to the marble patterns, but with no significant stains. The inside cover spreads have crossed out initials, and a few notations. I believe these are the only writings. There are no stamps or other attachments. The pages (vol. 1 - iv & 306; vol II - vi & 306 and vol. III - vi & 426) have recurrent spot stains, most light, and light creases, but no prominent stains. There is shallow edge wear, including a few minimal tears. The George Cattermole & Hablot Browne (Phiz) illustrations are unfaded, as is all text. The binding is secure, with no loose or missing pages. The above photos are accurate reflections of the set conditions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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