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Details about  CHARLES DICKENS - DOMBEY AND SON - FIRST EDITION - ORIGINAL PARTS - 1848 - RARE

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Subject:

Fiction

Special Attributes:

Bound from the original parts, Rare, Complete, Capatin for Captain, 1st Edition

Format:

Contemporary binding

Language:

English

Printing Year:

1848

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For sale is a rare early issue of the first edition of the original parts of Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens. Published by Bradbury and Evans, London, 1848.  624p.p. Adorned with a full suite of 40 plates by Phiz. Halftitle present. It includes the majority of Smith's issue points.
 
Bound in its original olive cloth over marbled boards, with a black morocco title label. Original cream endpapers.
 
Externally in fair order; small loss to the head and foot of the spine, and a split to the lower-right hinge.  The gutters remain very firm indeed. Internally the textblock is largely very clean. The plates are bright for the most part, but some suffer areas of water staining.

To the front pastedown is a very smart armorial bookplate for Matthew White, 4th Viscount Ridley, 2nd Baron Wensleydale.

Overall, a refreshingly original collection of the original parts, with superb provenance.




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