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DICKENS, Charles. The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home, London, Bradbury and Evans, 1846, 8°, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, engraved frontispiece and additional title by David Maclise and G. Dalziel, half title and advertisement leaf at end (some light marginal browning), original red horizontal-ribbed cloth, covers stamped in blind, upper cover with gilt centre piece depicting a fireplace, spine gilt with figure of a cricket, g.e. [Eckel p. 119]

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DICKENS, Charles. The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home, London, Bradbury and Evans, 1846, 8°, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, engraved frontispiece and additional title by David Maclise and G. Dalziel, half title and advertisement leaf at end (some light marginal browning), original red horizontal-ribbed cloth, covers stamped in blind, upper cover with gilt centre piece depicting a fireplace, spine gilt with figure of a cricket, g.e. [Eckel p. 119]

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First issue of Dickens's third Christmas book without the heading "New Edition of Oliver Twist" inserted at the beginning of the advertisement on p. 175. [Smith p. 41]
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