Item #2023-P274 Bleak House. Charles Dickens.
Bleak House
Bleak House
Bleak House
Bleak House

Bleak House

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853. Browne, Hablot K. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First edition of Dickens' novel, with first issue points ("elgble" page 19; "chair" page 209; "counsinship" page 275), in a handsome later binding. Extra-illustrated with a portrait of Dickens by George Augustus Sala, etched by Pailthorpe, bound between the half title and the frontispiece. Toning to the edges of the plates, including Phiz's striking "dark plates". Front joint has been professionally repaired to address starting. Full dark blue levant morocco, gilt tooled, paneled back and wide gilt inner borders, silk doublures and fly-leaves, gilt edges. Tissue bound in to protect the plates. Small puncture to half title, repaired on the verso by a previous owner, with corresponding indentation fading over the following few pages. Gift inscription dated 1890 on title page. Half title, inserted plate and facing caption, frontispiece, illustrated title page dated 1853, title page with printers on verso, dedication, , preface, contents, list of plates with five line errata, [1]-624pp. Very Good. Item #2023-P274

Price: $495.00

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