The Mystery of Edwin Drood. London: Chapman and Hall, 1870
8vo (217 x 137mm.), FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, portrait frontispiece and title-page vignette, 12 additional plates, 40pp. of advertisements at end (2pp. of advertisements for the author's other works; 32pp. W.H. Smith & Son catalogue of "New and Second hand books", dated may 1872; 6pp. of additional advertisements), original green cloth blocked in blind and gilt, binding variation with alternative design stamped in blind on lower board, light yellow endpapers, frontispiece starting at bottom, minor spotting and browning, spine slightly soiled, bumped
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