2 April 2008
[DICKENS, Charles, contributor]. -- OVERS, John. Evenings of a Working Man, being the Occupation of his Scanty Leisure...with a Preface Relative to the Author. London: T.C. Newby, 1844.
8o (160 x 101 mm). Title-page printed in red and blue. (Lightly browned, one or two spots, a few pale stains, one or two gatherings a bit sprung.) Original brown horizontal fine-ribbed cloth, covers decorated in blind with border of triple fillet, broad inner border of acanthus leaves and flowers, gilt-lettered in the center of the front panel, spine in four panels, gilt-lettered in one, the others decorated with blind-stamped rectangles, diagonals and circle tools, pale yellow endpapers, all edges gilt (lightly soiled, extremities slightly bumped and rubbed, head of spine chipped with minor loss). Provenance: Kenyon Starling (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. Eckel, p. 146-147; Kitton, pp. 185-189; Yale/Gimbel B151.
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