2 April 2008
DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839.
8o (225 x 141 mm). Half-title, engraved portrait frontispiece of the author by Daniel Maclise in first state with imprint, 39 engraved plates by Hablot K. Browne ["Phiz"]. (Some light browning and staining to plates, first few plates with light dampstain.) Original olive-green fine-diaper cloth, covers with blind-stamped border spine gilt lettered (minor splitting to upper joint, extremities bumped and a bit rubbed). Provenance: William Maryon (bookplate); Kenyon Starling (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, IN THE FIRST BINDING. The first four plates in this copy do not carry the publisher's imprint. Eckel, pp.64-66; Smith I:5; Yale/Gimbel A41.
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