Dombey and Son. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848
8vo (220 x 135mm.), FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, 8-line errata leaf, half-title, engraved frontispiece and title-page with 38 plates after 'Phiz' (Hablot K. Browne), original moderate olive green fine-diaper cloth, covers with three line blind-stamped border with inner ornamental pattern of leaves and stems with chain-like design, spine in blind stamped panels with lettering in gilt, pale orange yellow endpapers, plates occasionally offset and browned in margins, occasional damp-staining to edges of some plates, spine faded and cockled, slightly bumped at head and foot of spine, hinges split or splitting, owner’s bookplate on front fixed endpaper with crest in gilt on spine
The previous owner, Thomas Glazebrook Rylands (1818-1900), was a wire-manufacturer in Warrington. His collection of medieval manuscripts and books printed before 1536 was the first major bequest to the University of Liverpool Library.
Thomas Glazebrook Rylands, bookplate
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