The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839
8vo (225 x 135mm.), 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 dark olive green fine-diaper cloth, covers with blind-stamped border embellished at inner corners, spine in blind stamped panels with lettering in gilt, occasional browning, plates occasionally offset and browned in margins, spine slightly faded and with small hole, upper hinge splitting
First edition in book form, in a later binding (seemingly later than Smith’s "secondary binding"). Page 123 has corrected reading "sister" and page 160 has corrected "letter".
Jane Eliza Stevens, ownership signature on title-page; later presentation inscription on front free endpaper
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