2 April 2008
DICKENS, Charles. Amercan Notes for General Circulation. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1842.
8o (239 x 150 mm). 4 page publisher's advertisement at end. Text double column. (Some pale spotting.) Original brown printed wrappers, publisher's advertisements on inner front and back wrapper, uncut; red quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Kenyon Starling.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION IN BOOK FORM, following serial publication in New World and Brother Jonathan double-issue editions. The book was issued with amazing speed: it arrived from England on November 6th and was ready by Harpers on November 8th. The New World was ready at about 2 pm and the Brother Jonathan at about 4 pm on November 7th. The ads at the back of this Harper edition are dated November 2nd. See Peter S. Bracher Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol.69, no.3, 1975. Edgar & Vail, p.20; Wilkins, pp.22-24. A VERY FINE COPY IN ORIGINAL CONDITION.
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