The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839
8vo (220 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) in earlier issue (Chapman and Hall imprint present for first four illustrations), original dark olive green fine-diaper cloth, covers with blind-stamped border, spine in blind stamped panels with lettering in gilt, light orange endpapers, collector's chemise and green morocco-backed slipcase, occasional browning, plates occasionally offset and browned in margins, minor chip to fore-edge of plate "Nicholas Recognizes the Young Lady Unknown", some staining to binding including ink stain to spine, head and foot of spine bumped, upper joint splitting
First edition in book form, in the primary binding with plates in the earlier issue. Page 123 has corrected reading "sister" and page 160 has corrected "letter".
Richard Manney, booklabel, his sale, Sotheby's New York, 11 October 1991, lot 83
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