The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.
With Illustrations by Phiz.London, Chapman and Hall, 1844 Stock Code: 108379
NotesFirst edition, first issue, bound from parts, with all the issue points listed by Smith. With the 100 title plate, not transposed. The transposed plate is often referred to as a first issue point, though Hatton and Cleaver long ago dismissed this, stating that "It is merely one of the five cases in Chuzzlewit of triplicated steels, one of them reading '100' and the other two '100'... all three of them in use during the issue in parts."
Octavo (213 x 131 mm). Contemporary black half calf, marbled sides, titles to spine gilt, marbled endpapers and edges.
With 40 engraved plates by H. K. Browne.
Inkstamp to frontispiece and title page. Spine panel and tips lightly worn, boards a little scuffed, front hinge split but holding, some light toning and spotting to contents. A very good copy.
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