The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With 43 Illustrations by R. Seymour and 'Phiz'. Charles DICKENS.

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With 43 Illustrations by R. Seymour and 'Phiz'.

London: Chapman and Hall no date (circa 1870). Thick medium octavo, pps. (xvi) + 609. Illustrated. The engraved title page displays the 'Weller' sign (altered from 'Veller' in first issue). Publisher's blind-stamped olive green cloth with backstrip ruled in five compartments, lettered in gilt to the second and fourth panels, peach-coloured coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Internally clean, inscription in an attractive copper-plate hand to the half-title, text block shaken in the case with gutters simply repaired. The cloth shows some acceptable shelfwear, spine ends a little frayed, backstrip and extremities a little sunned to brown. A presentable nineteenth century copy in the same format as the first edition (the pagination and plates are the same, and the cloth is similar). Item #40877

Listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

Price: £175.00

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