Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859, first book edition
Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859, first book edition
Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859, first book edition
Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859, first book edition
Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859, first book edition
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Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859, first book edition

Estimate: 2,000 - 2,500 GBP

Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859, first book edition

Estimate: 2,000 - 2,500 GBP

Lot Sold:2,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

DICKENS, CHARLES

A Tale of Two Cities. Chapman and Hall, 1859


8vo (223 x 141mm.), FIRST BOOK EDITION, 16 etched illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") including frontispiece and additional title, later textual state with p.213 correctly paginated, original olive green fine-dipaer cloth, covers with three line border enclosing rectangular frame with chain-like design within, spine lettered in gilt, pale pink endpapers, preserved in fleece-lined quarter green morocco folding box, some slight spotting to initial leaves and a few other leaves in the text, hinges just starting, minor browing and bubbling to covers


Smith states that this is probably a later state binding than that in red morocco cloth (see previous lot). This copy however has pale pink endpapers rather than the pale yellow coating recorded by Smith.


REFERENCE:

Smith I: 13; Eckel p.86

Condition Report

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