Title: DOMBEY AND SON (Superb Example of the First ...
Publisher: Bradbury & Evans, London
Publication Date: 1858
Binding: Decorative Cloth
Illustrator: H. K. Browne "Phiz"
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition Thus.
Dickens, Charles. DOMBEY AND SON. Frontispiece by H. K. Browne ['Phiz']. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1858. Original blind-stamped green publisher's cloth with spines elaborately decorated in gilt. First "Cheap" Edition, first issue from the first and most important collected works of Dickens, with (in this case) a 2pp new introduction and a specially commissioned new frontispiece). Begun in 1847 with works already published, Dickens added further titles as he went along. Most were published by Chapman & Hall, however this particular title belonged to Bradbury & Evans (yet both provided a book nearly identical in design). Despite being called "cheap," Dickens made sure that these volumes were just as high quality in texture and ornamentation as his first editions; there are 17 volumes in total, all are rarely seen in fine condition. A FINE copy, quite rare in this splendid condition, spine a trifle browned (as almost always with this olive-green cloth), trifling wear to the extremities, armorial bookplate of Henry Smith and blind-stamp of W. H. Smith. Bright gilt, excellent eye appeal. Bookseller Inventory # 001775
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