Two different works, both first American editions, bound as one. Three-quarter brown leather over marbled paper-covered boards. Spine with raised hubs and is lined and titled in gilt: "Lothair." "Edwin Drood.". "Lothair" is 213 pp. printed in double columns, published by D. Appleton & Co. "Drood" , published by Fields, Osgood is vi+ 210 pp. and contains also a prefactory essay of 8 pp. titled "Some Memories of Charles Dickens" by J.T. F(ields); the tale itself (ending on p.127), George Silverman's Explanation (pp.131-143); "Holiday Romance (in Four Parts)"; "Sketches of Young Couples" , "New Uncomercial Samples" and a printing of The Will of Charles Dickens. Illustrated with 12 cuts in Drood and 4 in Holiday Romance. Previous owner's signature and date of 1870 in pencil on the second blank; small neat pencil notation under Disraeli's name on the title page "Earl of Beaconsfield, K.G./ Prime Minister of England". Small, neat pencil notation on the title page of Drood": "The story was left unfinished by the death of the author". Volume is in tight, very good condition, rubbing at the outer hinges and a short split at the front bottom gutter. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (bound with) ...
Publisher: Fields, Osgood (and) D. Appleton
Publication Date: 1870
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First American edition
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