OUR MUTUAL FRIEND. With illustrations by Marcus Stone by DICKENS,…

OUR MUTUAL FRIEND. With illustrations by Marcus Stone by DICKENS, Charles

OUR MUTUAL FRIEND. With illustrations by Marcus Stone

London: Chapman & Hall, 1865. Two volumes, octavo, original purplish-brown sand grain cloth decorated in blind on sides, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, cream endpapers. Vol. I: pp (xii), 320, 36 (Jan. [sic] 1865 , ads) + 20 plates. Vol. II: pp viii, (310), 4, Nov.1865, ads) + 20 plates.Tissue guard to frontispiece of Vol. II, lacking the tissue guard in Vol. I. No errata slip at p. 1 of Vol. I (not all copies had one). Vol, II mostly has stab holes indicating it was made from unsold sheets of the parts issue. The first volume was published in book form on January 20, 1865; the second on October 21, 1865. Both volumes a little leaned, cracked inner hinges neatly repaired, title ink owner name at front. Vol. I has repairs to cloth splits of front joint, which is also a bit concave to the centre right side. Vol. II has repairs to cloth splits of rear joint and to bottom inch of front joint. Two inch light black streak to inner front cover of Vol. I. Small tears and moderate wear to spine ends, moderate wear to outer corners. Bookseller's ticket of F.W. Guillaume, Chester Square, London, at front of volume I. Binder's ticket of Virtue & Co., City Road, London, at rear of Volume II. Scattered modest foxing to the plates, mainly on the blank versos. In all, a VG copy, tight in the binding, text clean and unworn. Podeshi A150, Smith 15. First book edition

Condition: Binding: Hardcover
Book ID: 45244
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