Our Mutual Friend. Charles DICKENS, Marcus STONE.
Our Mutual Friend.

Our Mutual Friend.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. [English Literature] FIRST EDITION. First issue text with 'pricipal' for 'principal', page 115 of volume II, line 38. Two volumes. Octavo, pp.xii; 320; pp.viii; 309. With 40 engraved plates by Stone, including a frontispiece to each volume. Bound without half-titles in contemporary half tan calf, with red leather title labels, full gilt backs, marbled paper over boards. All edges speckled red, and deep orange endpapers. Some foxing to first and final leaves, contents clean, bindings well preserved, some expected rubbing, upper joint of volume one cracked but sound. A very good copy. Preceding Dickens' final crime-based work 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood', 'Our Mutual Friend' (1864–65), is his last completed novel. It concerns money, and what money can make of life. John Harmon, a wealthy young heir, is supposed drowned and, in a case of mistaken identity, his estate is passed to Boffin, a former servant of his father. John must infiltrate the Boffin household and gain their trust and friendship in order to regain his fortune. Item #62045

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