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Charles Dickens
CHARLES DICKENS - OUR MUTUAL FRIEND -1ST EDITION -1865 -CLOTH BINDINGS - FINE! ALL PUBLISHER'S ADVERTS PRESENT - TWO CATALOGUES - RARE
1865. For sale is a very rare and FINE first edition, First Issue, two-volume set of Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens. Published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1865. Two volumes. A full suite of illustrations by Marcus Stone here present. These volumes contain all of Smith's text points. To the rear are the terribly rare publisher's advertisement catalogues. The former dated Jan, 1865, and the latter dated Nov, 1865. Bound in their rare publisher's original purple calf, with wonderful tooling in gilt to the spines, and in blind to the boards. Original yellow-coated endpapers. Stab holes visible from the original parts. Externally, they remain in exceptionally good order; the cloth is very bright, and the gilt also. Trivial extraneous rubbing in places, but this matters not. Internally, they could not be cleaner to the text block; they are as bright and crisp as one could hope for. The plates are among the cleanest we have seen. Overall, this is an opportunity to own a First Issue of a popular title in the Dickens canon. The original cloth bindings are scarce, and the advertisements even more so. It is in truly superb condition, beautifully bound, and will grace any collection. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: COVE RARE BOOKS (coverarebooks) [Market Bosworth, Warwickshire, GB]
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