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DICKENS, Charles.
Dombey and Son.
London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1848. Extra-illustrated with the two sets of supplementary plates by "Phiz" Octavo (210 x 135 mm). Contemporary green polished half calf, green cloth boards, red morocco label, gilt rule and decoration to raised bands, gilt and blind rule to boards, marbled endpapers and edges, bound without the half-title. Frontispiece, vignette title page, 38 plates by "Phiz" (H. K. Browne), and extra-illustrated with 12 other engraved plates by Phiz. Ownership inscription and Centenary Testimonial stamp to front free endpaper. Light wear to extremities, some foxing to endpapers, a little oxidisation to plates as usual, an excellent copy. First edition, extra-illustrated with the 12 character plates by "Phiz" (eight engraved solely by him and dated 1848, four vignetted within an oval frame and engraved by both "Phiz" and Robert Young). "With the author's sanction, 'Phiz,' co-operating with Robert Young, etched four extra plates for this work. They were fine portraits of Little Paul, Edith, Florence and Alice, and much praise was bestowed on them. Also were made eight additional full length portraits of the other leading characters" (Eckel p. 76). This additional set was issued later the same year by Chapman and Hall. The two sets went on sale at one shilling and two shillings respectively and "sold briskly" (Paul Schlicke ed., The Oxford Companion to Dickens, 2011, p. 61). This edition marks a number of firsts for the illustrator: not only does it include the first published example of a so-called dark plate ("On the Dark Road", p. 547), but it also contains … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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