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Dickens, Charles

The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club a new edition, with numerous illustrations, by Sam Weller, Jr. and Alfred Crowquill, esq.

Carey, Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 1838, xii, 388p., engraved plates as called for (inserted yellow stock) , two engraved title pages (versions by each artist) and printed title leaf with presswork credit verso; first American illustrated edition cased into modern half calf boards over homemade marbling. Textblock was printed on pulpy, soft paperstock and is splotched with foxing throughout, two original blanks (fore and aft) remain, these adhered to marbled endsheets. Complete text; but misbound into this sequence: roman pagination is followed by pp.13-84, 95-96, 87-94, 85-86, thereafter correct. There are also two torn leaves, see 95/96 (partly repaired) and gutter of 386-87 (where there is a gaping but not-at-risk crack). The modern, perhaps mid-20thC casing is polished roan, has five raised bands and no titling or any label, and is unruled; a not-unhandsome amateur production, with one small corner-tip mouse-gnawed. Quite sound and more or less presentable.

Cat.No: 177655

Price: $195.00

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