The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. Charles DICKENS, H. K. 'PHIZ' BROWNE.

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.

London: Chapman and Hall, no date [circa 1895]. [Classic Literature] FINELY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED. Octavo (22 x 17cm), pp.[2] xvi; 624 [2]. With 40 engraved plates by Browne, including a frontispiece and vignette title page. Contemporary green half morocco, with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine, and textured green cloth over boards. All edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Small round bookplate of Fred Lunniss to front pastedown, dated 1897. Occasional light spotting to plates. Some re-colouring to toned spine and rubbed corners. Very good. First published in 1844, Dickens regarded Chuzzlewit, his final picaresque novel, as his best work. 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 #58681

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