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Dickens Tale of Two Cities First Edition  

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A Tale of Two Cities
Dickens, Charles
Chapman and Hall

[x], 254 pp. Illustrated with 16 etched plates by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz), including the frontispiece & added title. (8vo) half green morocco and green pebbled cloth, spine with gilt raised bands, gilt lettering, marbled endpapers and edges. Original wrappers tipped in rear. Original front wrapper for Part 1 only inserted at rear. First Edition.

Early state of the second issue with p. 213 numbered correctly (second issue) and p. 134, line 12 showing the misspelling of "affetcionately" (first issue). Dickens' novel of the French Revolution, unusual that he concentrated more on historical events than on characters. Hatton & Cleaver p.333; Smith Vol. I, 13. Provenance: Greg & Jeanine Newman.

Lot Amendments
Only the front wrapper of Part I is inserted in at the rear, not multiple wrappers.
Some wear and soiling to cloth with rubbing to extremities, spine a bit dull and rubbed; scattered light foxing, darkening to plate edges; about very good.
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