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130404
DICKENS, Charles.

A Tale of Two Cities.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Chapman and Hall, 1859

Stock Code: 130404

£3,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, bound from the original monthly parts, first issue, with page 213 incorrectly numbered 113 and signature "b" on list of plates. The novel was originally serialized in the weekly journal All the Year Round, from 30 April to 26 November 1859, and was also published in eight monthly parts between June and December 1859. It was first published in book-form on 21 November 1859.
Provenance: Nancy Astor (1879-1964), the first British female Member of Parliament, with her and her husband's joint bookplate, shelf mark to front free endpaper, and monogram to top spine compartment; subsequently the copy of the actor Peter O'Toole (1932-2013), best known for starring as Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia, with his bookplate to the front free endpaper.

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Description

Octavo (217 x 136 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, expertly rebacked preserving original spine, spine lettered in gilt with gilt foliate motifs to compartments, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers and edges.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece, vignette title and 14 plates by H. K. Browne (Phiz).

Condition

Refurbished with gilt and colour enhanced and extremities repaired. Light foxing to a few plates. A very good copy.

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