Book Description

First edition, first issue with the points as called for: the three line errata on page xiv; “William” for “Frederick” on page 317 line 27; B2 instead of BB2 on pp. 371; and “Riguad” for “Blandois” on pp. 469, 470, 472, and 473. Octavo. Handsomely bound in contemporary full red crushed morocco; urn device in blind to each board, boards ruled in gilt; the spine with five raised bands, ruled in gilt, diced compartments, and gilt titles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with an etched frontispiece and vignette title page and 38 further etched plates by Halbot Knight Browne (aka ‘Phiz’). Bound without the half-title. A very good copy, the binding firm with some cracking to the hinges at front and rear (still remaining secure), minor scuffs to the boards, and bumping to the corners. The contents with light spotting to the plates (although better than often encountered) and a contemporary owner’s ink inscription crossed through (”Edward Lacy”[?]) with a later inscription above to the frontispiece verso are otherwise in very good order.
Dealer Notes
The first edition in book form of Dickens’s ‘Little Dorrit’ (originally issued in parts between 1855 and 1857) in a splendid contemporary full crushed morocco binding - uncommon thus.
Author DICKENS, Charles:
Date 1857
Publisher London: Bradbury and Evans.

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