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DICKENS, Charles
Tale of Two Cities With illustrations by H.K. Browne.
London|Chapman and Hall|1859. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. First Edition, First Issue of "A Tale of Two Cities" DICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, first issue. With all eight of Smith's internal flaws necessary for the first issue present, including page 213 misnumbered 113. Octavo (8 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 205 x 135 mm). [i-vii] viii [ix-x], [1] 2-254 pp. Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and engraved vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz']. Without the publisher's catalog bound at the end which is not considered essential by Smith. Contemporary three-quarter green pebbled calf over marbled paper boards. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Marbled endpapers. Inner margin of frontispiece and title-page reinforced. Some minor rubbing to board edges. A bit of foxing to plates, but text is mainly clean. A tiny 1 cm tear repaired on plate facing page 136. Overall a very good copy. A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickens's periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form mark Dickens's return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are now quite rare. This title also marks the author's final collaboration with Phiz, Dickens's most evocative and most s … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA [Tarzana, CA, U.S.A.]

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