London, South Kensington
16 February 2001
DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. 8°, portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature, 39 plates by "Phiz" (old repairs to portrait, occasional spotting and staining, some leaves marginally "stuck" to plates), later red morocco by Invicta, upper cover with an onlaid multi-coloured morocco pictorial panel illustrating a scene from the work, the spine in 6 gilt-decorated compartments with raised bands, lettered in 2, example of author's signature stamped in gilt on lower cover, watered-silk liners, g.e., red watered-silk slipcase. FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE. Eckel p.64; Sadleir 695.
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