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Details about  CHARLES DICKENS - NICHOLAS NICKLEBY - FIRST EDITION - 1839 -EARLY ISSUE -VISITER

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CHARLES DICKENS - NICHOLAS NICKLEBY - FIRST EDITION - 1839 -EARLY ISSUE -VISITER
CHARLES-DICKENS-NICHOLAS-NICKLEBY-FIRST-EDITION-1839-EARLY-ISSUE-VISITER
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Fritwell, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Author: Charles Dickens Subject: Fiction
Format: Fine contemporary binding Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English Printing Year: 1839
Date of Publication: 1800-1849 Bound from the original parts: Early issue with 'visiter' error present.
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
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For sale is a very scarce very early issue of the first edition of the original parts of Nicholas Nickleby, by Charles Dickens. Published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1839. 624p.p. Illustrated with a full suite of plates by H.K. Browne and a frontispiece after Maclise.

The vital first issue error 'visiter' for 'sister' present, along with the vast majority of Smith's text points. The first three plates with the publisher's imprint to the foot (as if often the case, the frontispiece trimmed by the binder, which has resulted in the imprint being cut from this).

Bound in fine contemporary brown calf over marbled boards. The spine, beautifully tooled in gilt, showing raised bands, and panels with richly tooled floral motifs, and with a black calf and gilt title label. Original endpapers.

Externally the binding remains in good order. The hinges are firm and the gutters intact. Extraneous rubbing and the odd scuff, which is to be expected with a volume of this age. Internally it is largely very clean to the textblock, and the plates with the typical sporadic spotting/browning in places.

Overall, this rare volume is refreshingly original throughout. It is both attractive and desirable, and importantly, a complete collection of the original serialised parts in a very early state.


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