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Little Dorrit With Illustrations by H K Browne
Bradbury and Evans, London, 1857,, 1857. FIRST EDITION in book form. With 39 illustrations plus vignette title-page. Bound from the original parts in attractive recent half dark brown calf over original cloth sides, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Armorial bookplate of Lister to pastedown with his ownership inscription to first blank, Some browning to prelims and plates as usual, text relatively clean, boards with some age-related marking. With First Issue text points present;"William" for "Frederick", p.317, line 27, p.371 signature noted as B2 not BB2, error on page 469 "Rigaud for Blandois". A presentable copy. Dickens' great satire on the shortcomings of Victorian government and society, focusing upon the institution of debtor's prisons, represented her by Marshalsea Gaol, where the author's own father had been imprisoned. Little Dorrit is a masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment and is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue [A141]. Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue (1913) [ p132-134]. Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).
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