Dickens Charles

Published by London Chapman and Hall 1842, 1842
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2 volumes. The fourth issuance of the book, released within months of the "First Edition" and in the identical format. 8vo, in very handsome and desirable bindings of contemporary three-quarter dark blue calf over violet cloth-covered boards, the spines with superb giltwork featuring very ornate designs in three compartments separated by delicately gilt tooled raised bands, two compartments with red morocco labels gilt lettered, additional giltwork at the spine tips, all very beautifully preserved, marbled edges and endpapers. viii, [1], 308; viii, [1], 306 pp. An especially pleasing set, the text-blocks very fine, as clean and fresh as could be, the bindings extremely handsome and well preserved. BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND UNCOMMON IN SUCH BRIGHT AND FINE CONDITION. The work is Dickensí rendering of his journeys in America. He went as far West as St. Louis and describes the people and characteristics of many of the cities and towns along the way including Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Cincinnati. An especially nice copy of this printing. This fourth issue coming out within the same year as the first attest to AMERICAN NOTES success in sales, but it did not go over well with American readers. No other book of Dickensí ever received such a harsh response from this side of the pond. Dickens had written an introduction he thought would soften the book to the American people but the publisher suppressed it fearing it would lead only to further misunderstanding. In spite of the controversy the book clearly sold very well, but this fourth was the last of the 1842 printings. Bookseller Inventory # 23877

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Publisher: London Chapman and Hall 1842

Publication Date: 1842

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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