The PERSONAL HISTORY And EXPERIENCE Of DAVID COPPERFIELD, The YOUNGER. In Two Volumes. Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1870.
The PERSONAL HISTORY And EXPERIENCE Of DAVID COPPERFIELD, The YOUNGER. In Two Volumes.
The PERSONAL HISTORY And EXPERIENCE Of DAVID COPPERFIELD, The YOUNGER. In Two Volumes.
The PERSONAL HISTORY And EXPERIENCE Of DAVID COPPERFIELD, The YOUNGER. In Two Volumes.
The PERSONAL HISTORY And EXPERIENCE Of DAVID COPPERFIELD, The YOUNGER. In Two Volumes.

The PERSONAL HISTORY And EXPERIENCE Of DAVID COPPERFIELD, The YOUNGER. In Two Volumes.

New York: G. P. Putnam, 155 Broadway, 1850. 1st printing thus (Smith AMERICAN 8, pp. 299 - 300). 2 volumes: [2], 480; [4], 454 pp. Frontispiece in each volume. 12mo. 7-3/4" x 5". Original publisher's cloth bindings (Vol I: brown; Vol II: black). Custom blue cloth clamshell case with gilt stamped blue leather title label to spine. Spines lightly sunned. Sporadic foxing. Overall, a VG+ set in a Nr Fine case. Item #47023

An uncommon early US edition of Dickens' autobiographical novel. As Smith notes, "the preliminary pages in all Putnam volumes examined were assembled carelessly and copies lacked certain pages and/or were not sequenced properly." He also notes under the prior entry, a 9 November Putman advert stated "Editions of the work are published with and without the illustrations." This set issued 22 November, with only the frotispieces, and [obviously] without the "List of Illustrations"

Price: $750.00

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