Dickens, The Battle of Life, 1846, first edition, second state
Dickens, The Battle of Life, 1846, first edition, second state
Dickens, The Battle of Life, 1846, first edition, second state
Dickens, The Battle of Life, 1846, first edition, second state
Dickens, The Battle of Life, 1846, first edition, second state
Dickens, The Battle of Life, 1846, first edition, second state
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Dickens, The Battle of Life, 1846, first edition, second state

Estimate: 700 - 900 GBP

Dickens, The Battle of Life, 1846, first edition, second state

Estimate: 700 - 900 GBP

Lot Sold:1,062GBP

Lot Details

Description

DICKENS, CHARLES

The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846


8vo (165 x 104mm.), first edition, 13 illustrations (by Daniel Maclise, Richard Doyle, Clarkson Stanfield, and John Leech), second state of the vignette title page, advertisement leaf at the end, original deep red vertically-ribbed cloth, covers decorated in blind with upper cover pictorially stamped in gilt (two cherubs mounted on wasps above a decorative spray), contemporary ownership signature on endpaper, cream endpapers, all edges gilt, preserved in cream cloth folding box, a touch of spotting to endpapers and preliminaries


A NEAR FINE COPY OF THE SECOND ISSUE OF DICKENS' FOURTH CHRISTMAS BOOK.


REFERENCE:

Smith II:8; Eckel p.121


PROVENANCE:

Albert M. Cohn, armorial bookplate


Albert M. Cohn was the author of the still definitive guide George Cruikshank, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Work Executed During the Years 1806-1877 (London, 1924)

Condition Report

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Charles Dickens: The Lawrence Drizen Collection
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