DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. Little Dorrit. London: Bradbury & Evans, December 1855–June 1857.

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DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
Little Dorrit. London: Bradbury & Evans, December 1855–June 1857.

Sold for US$ 1,275 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

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DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
Little Dorrit. London: Bradbury & Evans, December 1855–June 1857.
20 original parts in 19. 8vo (219 x 140 mm). Etched frontispiece, vignette title, and 38 plates by H.K. Browne. Original blue pictorial wrappers. Custom chemise and morocco-backed cloth slipcase. Some offsetting to plates, one plate loose, short tear to top edge of one preliminary leaf, ownership inscription clipped from top edge front wrapper part 5, backstrips rubbed, a few other expert repairs.
Provenance: J. Frodshawn (period ownership inscription to front wrapper part 1); Arthur Wright (period ownership inscription to front wrapper part 2); Mrs. Drewe (period ownership inscription to front wrapper of several parts); Robert and Donna Jackson (book-label).

FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS. First issue of part 16, with "Rigaud" for "Blandois" and correction slip in part 16. Advertisements corresponding to Hatton and Cleaver, with the following exceptions: advertisement inside front wrapper of part 1 for "Edmistons' Pocket Siphonia," instead of "Edmistons' Crimean Outfit"; without slip for "Theatre Royal" at back of part 1; inside and outside back wrapper part 1 differing; without slip for "The Wreck of the Golden Mary" at front of part 13; without Dr. De Jongh's ad at back of part 14; without George Philip & Son ad at back of part 16. The number of copies sold of Little Dorrit almost matched the record-breaking numbers of Bleak House. Eckel pp 82-86; Hatton and Cleaver pp 307-330.
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