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DICKENS, Charles.

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club....

With forty-three illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Chapman and Hall, 1837

Stock Code: 125669

£9,750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition in book form, early states of most plates, with page numbers and no caption, but with Phiz plates replacing the two Buss plates and with the corrected state frontispiece and Weller title page. In later states the plates are entirely re-etched and do not contain page locations.

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Description

Octavo. Original purple fine-diaper cloth, covers stamped in blind, blind-stamped spine lettered in gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page, and 41 plates by Robert Seymour and Hablot Knight Browne ("Nemo" and "Phiz").

Condition

Spine sunned, cloth faded, spine with a couple of nicks and one small chip at foot, few short splits to rear joint, tips worn, generally clean and fresh internally, the plates in good condition without foxing or oxidisation, early inscription carefully cleaned from head of half-title, plate facing p. 89 with tear from foot up to page number neatly closed, plate facing p. 94 with tiny tear in fore edge similarly closed, very good overall.

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