Barnaby Rudge; A Tale of Riots of 'Eighty. London: Chapman and Hall, 1841
8vo (260 x 165mm.), FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, BOUND FROM THE WEEKLY PARTS, illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne, advertisement as called for (lacking preface), moderate olive green fine-diaper cloth with blind stamping (Smith's secondary binding variant), spine gilt, previous ownership signature in ink on title-page, minor browning, p. 12-13 ("Chapter the Fifteenth") with very minor ink annotation, some later gatherings starting, minimal soiling to boards
Smith suspected this binding variation existed, as there were similar examples of The Old Curiosity Shop with it, but at the time of the bibliography's publication, had "not seen any as of yet".
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