1848 Dombey and Son
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Scarce
A scarce first edition, first impression of Dickens' novel 'Dombey and Son'. Issue points include, no page entry for the frontispiece and vignette, and no quotation marks around "the Party", on page XV, line 2. On 284pp, the fifth and sixth lines from the bottom, "Delight" instead of "Joy". Page 26, line 11 has the word "fidgetty". Page 40, lines 16 and 17 the words "shewed" and "shew" are used instead of "showed" and "show". On page 324 Captain is misspelt as "Capatin". The vignette to the illustrated title page see Cuttle with a hook on his left hand. Taken from Hatton & Cleaver pp. 225-250 Charles Dickens was a influential Victoiran and social critic. His work originated as periodicals before later being published in book form. Bookplate of T Charnonnier to the front pastedown. Illustrated throughout by H K Browne 'Phiz'. Collated, complete.
In half calf binding with marbled board. Externally sound. Rubbing to the spine, and to extremities. Rubbing also to the front and rear boards. Booksellers label and bookplate to the front pastedown. Small tidemark to the front pastedown to the tail, towards the fore edge. Front and rear hinges are strained. Internally, binding is slightly strained in places. 238pp has become partially detached to the tail. Tear to the tail of page 241. Pages have the occasional spot, generally heavier to the front and last pages. Offsetting to the rear of each illustrated plate. Most plates have a slight tide mark, towards towards the binding, though in most cases it does not affect the illustration.
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