The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839
8vo (210 x 130mm.), FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, half-title, engraved portrait frontispiece by Daniel Maclise in first state (Chapman and Hall imprint present), 39 engraved plates by 'Phiz' (Hablot K. Browne) (Chapman and Hall imprint not present for first four illustrations), original light green morocco, covers with blind-stamped borders with outer borders in gilt, spine in compartments with lettering in gilt, gilt dentelles, gilt edges, marker ribbon, collector’s slipcase, occasional browning, plates occasionally offset and browned in margins, upper joint weak, upper hinge split
APPARENTLY A PUBLISHER’S PRESENTATION BINDING. There is a blank leaf before the half-title with the inscription "To their trusty + faithful | Frederick Griffiths | from Chapman + Hall | Feby. 1. 1840". Griffiths has added an ownership ink stamp to the front fixed endpaper. Page 123 has corrected reading "sister" and page 160 has corrected "letter".
Frederick Griffiths, presentation inscription from publisher on preliminary blank
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