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DICKENS, Charles.

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit....

With Illustrations by Phiz.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Chapman and Hall, 1844

Stock Code: 125543

£750
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition in book form, first issue, with issue points as stated by Smith, first serialised between December 1842 and July 1844. This copy has the transposed 100 title plate, which is often suggested as a first issue point. Hatton and Cleaver long ago dismissed this, however, 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".

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Description

Octavo (222 x 144 mm). Contemporary calf, spine rebacked, raised bands to spine, red and yellow morocco labels, compartments elaborately tooled in gilt, covers panelled in gilt, floral gilt edge roll and turn-ins, renewed marbled endpapers, speckled edges.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page, 38 engraved plates by H. K. Browne.

Condition

Minor wear to very tips, small spots of dampstaining to rear cover, pale foxing to plates. A very good copy.

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