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Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
Chapman & Hall, London, 1841. 3 volumes (306; 306; 426 pp). Vol I with MHC (weekly numbers) publicaton prospectus tipped-in at front. 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'.The prospectus quite uncommon. Spines sunned, though gilt bright. Slight cock to each volume. Vol I with unobtrusive professionally repaired cloth split along rear joint. Overall, Very Good. 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. Pale yellow eps 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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