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Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK
Chapman & Hall, London, 1840. 3 volumes (306; 306; 426 pp). Frontis in each volume & 195 intratextual woodcut illustrations [primarily] by Phiz and George Cattermole. Bound in 6s. 10-3/8" x 6-3/4" Contains first appearance of Dickens' popular 'Old Curiosity Shop' & his first historical work, 'Barnaby Rudge'. Volumes I & III professionally rebacked. Volume II slightly cocked. Bookplate, usual bit of foxing & average wear; overall VG. Original publisher's brown cloth with Smith's primary binding design, i.e., a gilt clock motif with the hands pointing to the time that corresponds to the volume number 1st edition (Eckel, pp. 67- 70; Smith I, p. 47). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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