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The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit
1879. Illustrations By DALZIEL. HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE TWO VOLUME SET. FINE INTERNALLY WITH NO INSCRIPTIONS. NEAR FINE BOARDS WITH ONLY TOUCH OF WEAR AT SPINE/EDGES/CORNERS. Dated on title page. Chapman & Hall, 193 Piccadilly. This is the novel that Dickens considered his best work & was originally serialised in 1843-44. Intricate gold gilt etching; gilt titles to spine; five raised bands. Quarter bound in red leather & marbled boards with marbled endpapers, all in beautiful condition, plus marbling to all edges. The printer Virtue & Co printed many of the early Dickens editions. The author dedicated the book to his friend Miss Burdett Coutts 'with the true and earnest regard of The Author'. The UK & America both feature, with the principal themes being of greed, selfishness & corruption. Vol 1, 436 pp, with 16 illustrations; Vol 2, 438 pp, also with 16 illustrations. A truly lovely set with minimal wear.
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