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Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. With Illustrations Engraved on Wood by J. W. Orr. Two Volumes.

Dickens, Charles.-

Published by New York. John Wiley (of the Late Firm of "Wiley and Putnam"). 1848., 1848
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First American Edition, bound from the parts. Illustrated by J. W.Orr from his acknowledgedly great engravings on wood after Hablot Browne. Includes, as frontispiece, S. Wallin's drawing after the Lawrence portrait of a young Charles Dickens. Pages 939 pp. in two volumes.12mo. First American Edition, bound from the parts. Wiley & Putnam's Library of Choice Reading. Wilkins, p. 25. Edgar & Vail, p. 24. Grolier #156. Podeschi A104. The engraved title gives the date of 1848. The printed cancel title in Volume I lists Wiley and Putnam as the publisher and is dated 1846 (as on the title page for the parts in the earliest edition, e.g. that cited in Grolier #156). The cancel title in Volume II lists the shortened title, "Dombey and Son", with illustrations by H. K. Browne, published by John Wiley (of Late Firm of "Wiley and Putnam") and is dated 1848. Stab holes are present, confirming that these volumes were bound from the parts of the First American Edition. The pages are numbered continuously through the two volumes, though the List of Plates for Volume II (the list is bound with Volume I on the verso of the List of Plates for Volume I) gives a pagination that intends Volume II to begin again on Page 1. Accordingly, the binder inserted the illustrations for Volume II into Volume I on those pages intended for Volume II. As a result all Plates but one are in Volume I. Although a slightly defective copy, it is a truly scarce item: an American First of "Dombey," bound from the very rare parts. Foxed. Some browning of pages. Covers worn and scuffed. Partial separation at head of front hinge, with separation of front hinge internally in Volume I. Instructions to binder in pencil on cancel titles. Lacks the Plate entitled "Paul Goes Home for the Holidays", on p. 224 of Volume I. Overall, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 9344

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Title: Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son, ...

Publisher: New York. John Wiley (of the Late Firm of "Wiley and Putnam"). 1848.

Publication Date: 1848

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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