The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
With forty-three illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz.London: Chapman and Hall, 1837 Stock Code: 130550
First edition, bound from the original monthly parts, of Dickens's first great success, the novel that transformed him from an obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months.
Octavo (210 x 132 mm). Early 20th-century green half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt.
Etched vignette title page, frontispiece, and 41 plates by Robert Seymour, and H. K. Browne.
Bookplates of John Herbert Bankes to pastedown and binder's blank. Slight split in hinge following front free endpaper, plates toned, some substantially, a few nicks to plates, chip to plate facing p. 358. A good copy.
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