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Dickens, Charles
The Personal History of David Copperfield
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850 Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne (published under the pseudonym Phiz). First edition, with nearly all of the issue points called for by Smith. Publisher's green cloth, boards stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, variant yellow coated endpapers with advertisements. Near fine, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, minor toning to the spine, faint vertical crease to the spine, a hint of fraying to the spine ends, spine starting inside the covers, but still very sturdy binding, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, minor spotting to the plates, otherwise bright and clean interior. Overall, a bright and pleasing copy, free of any repairs or restoration. Smith I, 9. Housed in a custom brown slipcase with brown morocco spine lettered in gilt by J. Macdonald Co., with matching chemise. The Personal History of David Copperfield was the author's eighth novel, originally published serially in nineteen monthly installments in a total of twenty parts (one double issue) from May 1849 - November 1850. The novel follows the life of David Copperfield from youth to adulthood, the events of which are said to mirror those of Dickens' own life, leading some to refer to the text as pseudo-autobiographical. Regardless of whether or not he intended this similarity, Dickens definitely showed an unusual attachment to David Copperfield, claiming, "Of all my books, I like this the best… like many fond parents I have in my heart of hearts a favorite child. And his name is David Copperfield." This copy includes the forty illustrations, i … [Click Below for Full Description]
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