London: Chapman and Hall, 1891. [Classic Literature] CONTEMPORARY BINDING. Octavo (22 x 16cm), pp.xvi; 624. Printed from Stereotype plates. Thirty-eight amusing illustrations by Phiz, as well as illustrated frontispiece (with tissue guard) and title page. Finely bound in half red morocco over matching red book cloth, with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine; all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Contents clean, neat ink ownership to first blank, binding gently aged; near fine. Dickens regarded Chuzzlewit as his best work, and it is his final picaraesque novel. Among its memorable cast of characters are Seth Pecksniff the plagiarising architect, Mrs Gamp the matronly alcoholic, and the definitive patriarch Old Martin Chuzzlewit. Item #54395
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