The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837
8vo (214 x 130mm.), 2 volumes, FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, late issue with one of Smith's priority first issue points, p. 342 'Veller', half title, printed titles dated 1837, 2pp. Address by the Author, 4pp. Preface, 4pp. Contents, 2pp. Directions to the Binder/Errata, engraved frontispiece, pictorial title-page and 41 plates by R. Seymour and H.K. Browne ["Phiz"], contemporary half calf, spine tooled in gilt, with black labels, marbled edges, plates browned, some heavily, a few ink marks, covers rubbed, spines faded, neatly recased
Mixed issues, with: frontispiece and pictorial title first plate; plates 1 - 4, first state, second plate; plates 5-7, 12-13, 18-25, 28-31, 34, 36-37, 40-41 first plate; plates 8-7 by Phiz; plates 10-11 second state original plate; plates 14--17 later state; plates 26-27 first plate second state; plates 32-33, 35, 38-39 second plate
Eckel pp.17-78; Hatton and Cleaver pp.1-88; Smith I:3
J.J. Preston, ownership inscription dated January 14 1838; J.J. Jermy, booklabel.
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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