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CHARLES DICKENS - THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD - FIRST EDITION - 1870 - 1ST ISSUE
CHARLES-DICKENS-THE-MYSTERY-OF-EDWIN-DROOD-FIRST-EDITION-1870-1ST-ISSUE
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Fritwell, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Item specifics

Format:

Original fine binding

Date of Publication:

1850-1899

Language:

English

Special Attributes:

1st Edition

Subject:

Fiction

Place of Publication:

London

Printing Year:

1870

First Issue:

Bound from original parts

Author:

Charles Dickens

Complete:

Original fine binding

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For sale is a scarce first issue of the first edition of the original parts of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, by Charles Dickens. Published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1870. 190p. With 12 illustrations and a portrait by S.L. Fildes. This volume collates perfectly with all of Smith's first issue points.

Bound in contemporary black calf over marbled boards. The titles and raised bands in gilt to the spine, separated by incised panels of flora, within double-line borders . Original marbled endpapers and page edges.

Externally it is remains in very good order; trivial extraneous rubbing, but the hinges, spine and gutters remain very firm indeed. Internally it is sporadically spotted to the textblock and some of the plates, but remains cleaner than almost always encountered.

Overall, a rare opportunity to own a wonderfully clean example of Dickens's final work in the first issue.

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