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Bradbury and Evans, London 1848 - Double gilt fillet ruled borders with corner florets. Gilt panelled spine with leather labels. Inner dentelles. Top edge gilt. Bound by Chas. J. Sawyer, London. Bound with half-title page present. Eight-line errara page. Double vignette title-page with tissue-guard intact. Marble endpapers. Illustrated with forty full-page plates by H. K. Browne (Phiz) . Plates show some peripheral browning and plates before page 249 show water-stain at top edge. (See photo). This Dickens title contains the first so-called "dark plate" at p.547, and for the first time, Phiz created five horizontal plates. This is a mixed state first edition with first issue points of Captain Cuttle's hook on his left arm, "Joy" for "Delight" on p.284. "Capatin" has been corrected to "captain" on p.324. "Aint" has no apostrophe on p.14. A very pleasing binding. 624pp. See Smith 1:8, Eckel pp.71-74. Size: Thick Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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