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DICKENS, Charles.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

With twelve illustrations by S. L. Fildes, and a portrait.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1870 Stock Code: 148073
£450.00
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First edition, bound from the original monthly parts as published between April and September 1870, with the stab-holes visible; handsomely bound. The author's final work, it remained unfinished at the time of his death, in June 1870, and has prompted much speculation as to the resolution of the mystery.

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Description

Octavo (216 x 134 mm). Late 19th-century tree calf by Mansell, twin red and brown morocco labels, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece by J. H. Baker, vignette title page and 12 plates after S. L. Fildes. With front wrapper of original part III bound at front.

Condition

Complete with terminal advertisement leaf, often discarded by the binder. Joints and extremities neatly restored, contents clean; a fine copy.

Bibliography

Kremers pp. 117-120.

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