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.
Smith I: 13; Eckel p.86
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