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CHARLES DICKENS - BLEAK HOUSE - 1853 - 1ST ISSUE -FIRST EDITION - ORIGINAL PARTS See original listing
CHARLES-DICKENS-BLEAK-HOUSE-1853-1ST-ISSUE-FIRST-EDITION-ORIGINAL-PARTS
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Fritwell, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Last updated on  21 Mar, 2014 10:51:34 GMT  View all revisions
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Subject:

Fiction

Special Attributes:

1st Issue, Original binding, Ten dark plates present, All of Smith's first issue errors here present, Original parts, 1st Edition

Format:

Original fine binding

Language:

English

Printing Year:

1853

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For sale is a rare first issue of the original parts of Bleak House, by Charles Dickens. Published by Bradbury and Evans, London, 1853. 624p.p. A complete suite of 40 plates by H.K. Browne, including the ten scarce 'dark plates'. All of Smith's first issue points here present. Halftitle present.

Bound in contemporary fine black calf over marbled boards. The spine decorated with raised bands and incised panels - heavily tooled in gilt. A olive green and gilt title label. Original powder blue endpapers. An ornate armorial bookplate for 'Thomas Williams' to the front pastedown.

The binding is sound and the spine firm. A closed split to the upper-RH hinge, but this has been professionally repaired. Internally the plates are toned to the margins. The textblock remains largely clean.

Overall, this is a charming and impressive volume, particularly rare in the first issue of the original parts and bound in a handsome period binding.

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