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Charles Dickens
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD By Charles Dickens With Illustrations by HK Browne [First Edition With All The First Edition Points Save Two (Smith)]
London: Bradbury & Evans. London Bradbury & Evans 1850, First Edition. With 40 illustrations by H. K. Browne including the illustrated title page, 8vo, contemporary half-quarter calf over cloth boards, very handsomely tooled in gilt on the raised bands of the spine, lettered in gilt in two compartments. xiv, [ii], 624pp. FINE FIRST EDITION. With an autographed letter and signed, sealed and stamped letter. Loosely inserted an Autograph letter in the third person ("Mr Charles Dickens"), to John Moss, regretting that "his avocations render it quite impossible for him to accept the invitation of the Derby Mechanic's Institution"; with signed autograph envelope, 1 page, Broadstairs, 28 September 1850. A clean copy of this work, with some offsetting to the pages opposite the plates and some foxing to the plates. Bibliographic references taken from Smith, pp.76-78. Charles Dickens' highly autobiographical novel, whose story is told almost entirely from the point of view of the first person narrator, David Copperfield himself; the first Dickens novel to do so. Approximately 8 ½ inches tall. Condition Report Externally Spine very good condition gilt titles to a red label. Joints very good condition. Corners very good condition. Boards good condition marbled paper boards with leather quarters. Page edges good condition marbled, slightly darkened. See above and photos. Internally Hinges very good condition. Paste down good condition new. End paper good condition new end papers. Title good condition gently tanned and foxed to the engraved title and frontispiece. Pages good condition ge … [Click Below for Full Description]
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