Item #42035 The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Charles DICKENS.

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First edition. 8vo. (iii)-xiv, (2), 609, (1) pp, bound without the half title. 19th century dark green full morocco, spine with gilt tooled wide raised bands, gilt lettered direct to one panel, ornate gilt tooled scrolled leaf design to both boards, armorial bookplate of an Augustus Samuel Perkins to the front pastedown, a British lilac one penny stamp fixed to the front flyleaf, above this an a later pencilled note indicating this copy was bought at "Dickens sale July 2 1912", all edges gilt. Frontispiece, title vignette (on which the sign title reads "Tony Veller") and 41 plates including the two Buss plates. Extra illustrated with 32 plates from a pirated edition of the work which contained "illegitimate" illustrations and are signed either "Saml. Weller del." or "J.V. del." and bear the imprint of E. Grattan.` Sometime rebacked preserving the original spine, the joints renewed with a well matched leather, the lower corner of the front free endpaper torn and neatly restored, some foxing to the plates as is to be expected although only really pronounced on the frontispiece and engraved title, an appealing copy overall. Smith, I, 3, a very early issue with all but two of the errors the bibliographer highlights. Item #42035

Price: £825.00

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