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Details about  CHARLES DICKENS'-OUR MUTUAL FRIEND/*1865/*TRUE FIRST EDITION/RARE FIRST PRINTING

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Item specifics

Origin:

English

Edition Type:

Limited Edition

Special Attributes:

1st Edition

Year Printed:

1865

Subject:

Illustrated

Topic:

Literature

Binding:

Leather

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VERY RARE - SCARCE TRUE FIRST EDITION
TRUE FIRST EDITION/RARE FIRST PRINTING

FINE ORIGINAL CALF LEATHER BINDING

OUR MUTUAL FRIEND

by

CHARLES DICKENS

Illustrated 
by

MARCUS STONE 


LONDON: Chapman & Hall, MDCCCXL,
1865 [published date: 1865]. RARE FIRST EDITION, First Printing, in two volumes, bound from parts with stab holes visible throughout. 8vo 8.75" x 6" inches (LxB).
Pp. xi, (1, blank), 320; vii, (1), 310, (1, ads) pages. Illustrated with 40 full page engravings by Marcus Stone. Volume 2 has the first issue text, with the word "pricipal" on page 115, line 38. Fine original 3/4 calf leather binding, over marbled boards, spine with 5 raised bands & a red gilt lettered morocco label. Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864–65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining psychological insight with social analysis. It centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, "money, money, money, and what money can make of life" but is also about human values. In the opening chapters a body is found in the Thames and identified as John Harmon, a young man recently returned to London to receive his inheritance. Were he alive, his father's will would require him to marry Bella Wilfer, a beautiful, mercenary girl whom he had never met. Instead, the money passes to the working-class Boffins, and the effects spread into various corners of London society. POSTSCRIPT dated September 2nd, 1865: Refers to a railway accident in which Dickens nearly lost his life.   A classic work. There are numerous close-up pictures of the contents given below; please click on them for a detailed description (See Scans below). Please take some time to view the 50+ pictures in detail, in order to gain a full idea of the contents and condition.  

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CONDITION REPORT: A rare book in a fine original 3/4 calf leather binding, over marbled boards (See Scans below), some wear/tear, scuffing, rubbing to covers, spine, ends & corners (See Scans below), pages-plates with some age toning, minor foxing are clean & bright (See Scans below), the binding is tight, intact (See Scans below). The leather is smooth & supple to the touch. Note: Front inner hinge strengthened (See Scans below). A scarce work   (See Scans below). See, click & enlarge the 100+ pictures below to get a better idea of condition etc. There are many close-up pictures for your kind perusal. Please click on any of the 50+ images above & below in the listing for enlarged close-up pictures of details, virtues & flaws (See Scans below).





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