Dickens, Our Mutual Friend, 1865, first book edition, possible variant publisher's cloth
Dickens, Our Mutual Friend, 1865, first book edition, possible variant publisher's cloth
Dickens, Our Mutual Friend, 1865, first book edition, possible variant publisher's cloth
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Dickens, Our Mutual Friend, 1865, first book edition, possible variant publisher's cloth

Estimate: 500 - 700 GBP

Dickens, Our Mutual Friend, 1865, first book edition, possible variant publisher's cloth

Estimate: 500 - 700 GBP

Lot Sold:1,062GBP

Lot Details

Description

DICKENS, CHARLES

Our Mutual Friend. London: Chapman and Hall, 1865


8vo (211 x 134mm.), 2 volumes, FIRST BOOK EDITION, 40 wood-engraved illustrations by Marcus Stone, with the tree-line slip regarding the title of the novel at the beginning of volume 1, without advertisements sometimes present at the end of volumes 1 and 2, original dark green bead cloth, spines lettered in gilt, plain endpapers, speckled red edges, hinges of volume 1 slightly cracked, minor wear to covers


A NEAR FINE COPY OF THE FIRST BOOK EDITION OF DICKENS' LAST COMPLETED NOVEL IN A POSSIBLY UNKNOWN VARIANT OR REMAINDER BINDING.

The standard binding for Our Mutual Friend (see lots 197, 198) is reddish brown sand-grain cloth. We have been unable to locate a similar example bound in green cloth in any auction records from the last 45 years.


REFERENCE:

Smith I:15; Sadleir 697; Woolf 1809; Gimbel A150

Condition Report

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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Charles Dickens: The Lawrence Drizen Collection
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