DOMBEY And SON. Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1870.


Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1848. 1st edition thus [BFTP], and the 3rd US edition (Edgar & Vail, pp. 24 - 25; cf Gimbel A109, for an edition with 36 plates). Not in the McGuire collection. viii, [9] - 320 pp. Novel text in double column. 32 page publisher catalogue bound-in at rear. Illustrated with a frontis, title page vignette & 15 inserted engravings, all after the originals by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") by Gilbert & Gihon. NB. Collates per NYPL copy. 8vo. Modern black leather spine with gilt lettering, with period brown cloth covered boards. EPS renewed. Original yellow front wrapper bound-in at rear. Bound with Tavistock Books' item #30013 [Dombey & Daughter], and price is for both titles. A VG+ copy (retailer stamp to t.p. extremities & bottom margin of last page of text). Item #30012

NB. Wilkins speaks of a Lea & Blachard advert for this title, issued in parts, found on the back cover of their Copperfield [1849-50], hawking their edition with illustrations accompanying the parts. One can speculate, given the dates involved, their earlier issues perhaps had fewer plates, given this copy, which is obviously BFTP, as well as that copy in the NYPL, have but 16.

Price: $1,250.00

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