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Dickens, Charles
Dealings With The Firm Of Dombey And Son, Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. green pictorial wrappers. Near fine in green/blue chemises in matching, Fine cloth slipcases. /No Dust Jacket. Hablot .K. Browne. 22 x 14 cm. 20 parts in 19 illustrated with forty plates by Hablot K. Browne [Phiz]. Perhaps most notable, the illustrations, usually darkened and foxed, are generally clean, the text as well. 12 line errata slip in part 5, the "Dombey & Son Advertiser" in all parts, and other inserted advertisements. First issue of part 14. with "if" omitted from line 9. page 26, but page 431 numbered. The other misprint noted by Hatton & Cleaver are present: part 11, page 324 "Capitan" for "Captain." ECKEL. pp. 74-76. "Under his contract with Bradbury & Evans his profits were 75 per cent, so this netted him for the first six months 2,200 pounds......financial worriment ceased." Dickens approached this work with more careful planning than his earlier novels. Some critics place it as the first of the later novels. HATTON & CLEAVER. pp.223-250. YALE/GIMBEL. A102. Bookplates in chemises, overall bright and very fresh set.
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