Item #67084 A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Charles DICKENS, H. K. BROWNE.
A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne.
A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne.
A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne.
A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne.

A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. [Classic Literature] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, (signature 'b' noted on list of plates; page 213 numbered 113; 'affectionately' misspelled on page 134; the name of 'Stryver' misspelt 'Striver' on plate at page 94). Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.254, engravings by H.K. Browne. Contemporary full polished tan calf ruled in gilt, expertly re-spined to style, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Contents clean, plates are particularly fresh with only gentle toning and a light marginal spotting, boards nicely aged, spine as new. A fine copy. One of Dickens most accessible tales, set at the time of the French Revolution; the fortunes of two men - Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer - become entwined through their love for Lucie Manette. Drawn together to the streets of Paris, their fate is played out under the vengeful shadow of La Guillotine. Item #67084

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