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Author Name    Dickens, Charles


Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine with no dust jacket

Edition   First Edition; First Printing

Publisher    Bradbury & Evans 1848

Illustrator   Illustrated by H K Browne (40)

Seller ID   134

The book is elegantly rebound by the nineteenth-century English bookbinder, Charles Worsfold. "Bound by Worsfold" is stamped on the top corner of the front free endpaper. The binding is 3/4, red leather with five raised bands on the spine and gilt lettering and gilt tooling (please see image #1 below). The endpapers are marbled to match the marbling of the boards. There are two bookplates on the front endpapers. One of them indicates that this book was awarded to a student by "St. Paul's School" in 1934, and that school's seal is on the front board in gilt. And, there ia a former-owner's bookplate on the front endpaper.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 624 pages; HC original leather spine and marbled boards and end papers. Like many Dickens novels, this was first published in serial form over a period of about three years; the book offered here is the true first English book edition with "1848" on both the title page and halftitle page, and "1848" also is stamped in gilt on the spine

Price = 1000.00 USD

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