London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850. [Classic Literature] FIRST EDITION, Mixed Issue. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp. xvi; 624 . With the dated title page vignette, but 'screwed' for 'screamed' to page 132, line 20. With 40 steel engravings by Phiz, including frontispiece and title vignette. In a later tan half calf binding with marbled boards and gilt decoration to spine. New title labels in contrasting red and black calf show gilt titles to spine. Marbled endpapers. Heavy spotting to plates, as usual. Some black ink ownership inscriptions to flyleaf and a blank leaf immediately following. Wear to board edges; heavier wear and toning to spine. Good. Charles Dickens' highly autobiographical novel, whose story is told almost entirely from the point of view of the first person narrator, David Copperfield himself; the first Dickens novel to do so. Item #51219
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