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Dickens, Charles

Little Dorrit. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. I-II.


London; Bradbury and Evans, 1857. First edition, first issue. 8:o. 21,5x14,5 cm. xiv, 320 & (3), 324-625, (1 blank) pp. + 40 plates (including the vignette title-page). Two volumes in contemporary green half leather with gilt decorations on spines, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges and green endpapers. Bookplate of the Earl of Portsmouth on front paste-downs and with the signature "Lord Lymington" on front fly-leaf in both volumes. Spines and corners are a bit worn. Some small specks on the title page. There is a small loss in outer margin on pp. 41/42. The text pages are bright and clean, with just a few scattered light stains; there is, for instance, a light soot stain in the inner margin on p. 340 and 341. Most plates are a bit spotted in margins, and a few of the vertical ones have been cut close to the plate's title. A well-preserved copy with the author's errata slip inserted between p. 480 & 481. The novel was originally published in 20 monthly parts 1855-1857. This copy of the first book edition has all first issue points mentioned by Smith (Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth, pp. 91-93).

6 500 SEK

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