Lot 48 of 455:
Dickens Bleak House First Edition  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$420
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Bleak House
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Place:
London
Publisher:
Bradbury and Evans
Date:
1853
Description:

[iii]-xvi, 624 pp. Illustrated with 40 plates by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"), including the frontispiece and additional title-page. (8vo) 21.4x13.5 cm (8½x5½"), 19th century red half-calf and cloth boards, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt-decorated spine compartments. First Edition in book form.

With all three typographical errors called for in the first edition: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of cousinship." Hatton & Cleaver p.275; Smith I, 10. Lacking half-title page, as is common with this title.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Rubbing at head of spine, chip and scratch to lettering piece, light rubbing to edges and corners; hinges repaired with tape, some foxing to leaves and plates; very good.
 
Item number:
301743
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