The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Recently found by viaLibri....

Great Expectations
London: Chapman and Hall,, 1861. In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (180 × 120 mm). Contemporary half calf, spines gilt in compartments, marbled sides, reddish brown endpapers, red sprinkled edges. Pencilled ownership inscriptions erased from last 2 title pages. Rubbed, marbled sides rather worn, small dampstain at foot of first front joint, a sprinkle of foxing to blanks and very slightly to titles, a very good copy. First edition, third issue (stated "third edition"). Great Expectations was first published in All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to 3 August 1861. According to Edgar Rosenberg (Dickens Studies Annual, 2 (1972), p. 376, n. 13), it was first published in three-volume book form on 6 July 1861, closely followed by four other so-called editions (actually issues) on 5 August, 17 August, 21 September, and 30 October. These first five issues were probably printed at a single impression and published with altered title-pages to imply and encourage a rapid sale. In all five issues, the same misprints persist, though some deterioration of the type has been noted. The genuine second edition was the one-volume "Library Edition" of 1862.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
Last Found On: 2013-07-19           Check availability:      Biblio    

LINK TO THIS PAGE: www.vialibri.net/years/items/355377/1861-dickens-charles-great-expectations

Browse more rare books from the year 1861


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.