The Diary of a Nobody.Bristol, J. W. Arrowsmith,  Stock Code: 128426
NotesFirst edition in book form, first impression, first issue with the terminal leaves used as pastedowns and no blank leaf at the front. The Diary of a Nobody, one of the great achievements of Victorian comic fiction, was first serialized in Punch from 1888 to 1889, before being published in the present book-form in 1892 with new material and added illustrations. With the bookplate of Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945), the accomplished Liberal statesman who served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1892 to 1895, Leader of the House of Lords from 1908 to 1916, Secretary of State for India from 1910 to 1915, and as Lord President of the Council from 1915 to 1916.
Octavo. Original tan cloth, decoration and titles to spine and front cover in gilt, black and blue.
Illustrations by Weedon Grossmith.
Light offset from bookplate, a few faint marks to cloth, else a near-fine copy.
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