2 April 2008
DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. London: Chapman & Hall, 1844.
8o (222 x 143 mm). Etched frontispiece, vignette title-page, and 38 plates by Hablot K. Browne ["Phiz"] (some occasional browning and light spotting, some occasional offsetting from text). Original blue blind-stamped diagonally ribbed cloth, spine gilt, uncut (hinges cracked, some minor rubbing). Provenance: Hon. C.F. Stuart (armorial bookplate); Alain de Suzannet (bookplate; his sale Sotheby's London, 22 November 1971, lot 70); Kenyon Starling (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, with the signpost reading "100£" on the vignette title and with the second issue 14-line errata. Eckel, pp. 71-73; Smith I:7.
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