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130509
DICKENS, Charles.

Sketches by Boz. Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People....

With forty illustrations by George Cruikshank. A new edition, complete.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Chapman and Hall, 1839

Stock Code: 130509

£950
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First complete one-volume edition, bound from the parts. Sketches by Boz was originally published in two series: the first in two volumes in 1836, and the second in one volume in 1837. This edition combines all three parts for the first time. Cruikshank's illustrations were described by John Ruskin as "the finest things, next to Rembrandt's, that, as far as I know, have been done since etching was invented" (ODNB).

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Description

Octavo (211 x 131 mm). Contemporary half russia, black calf label, marbled sides.

Illustrations

Frontispiece, vignette title page, and 38 plates by Cruikshank.

Condition

Bound without half-title. Slight rubbing to tips and sides, light stain to frontispiece and vignette title, toning to edges of plates, small running stain to pp. 160-174, 4 cm tear to plate facing p. 245, 1 cm tear to plate facing p. 274, plates facing pp. 379 and 431 heavily toned, some sporadic foxing. A good copy.

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