London: Chapman & Hall, 1850. 1st 'Cheap' edition in book form (NCBEL III, 792). xii, 291, [1] pp. Text double column. Frontis by George Cruikshank; engraved by T. Bolton. 8vo. 6-3/4" x 4-3/4". Period tan half-calf with marbled paper boards & dark maroon leather title label to spine. Some general binding wear & rubs to boards. Bookplate. A VG copy. Item #29471

The "Cheap" edition the first systematic reissuance of Dickens' works, with a new preface by Dickens; begun in 1847, with Pickwick Papers, the edition was issued both in weekly and monthly formats, as well as a one-volume edition. The "Cheap" edition is characterized by the double column format and illustrated solely with a frontispiece.

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