Bleak House. Charles Dickens.
Bleak House
Bleak House
Bleak House
Bleak House

Bleak House

Bradbury and Evans, 1853. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Published in 20 serial installments, Charles Dickens wrote this novel in part to satirize the legal profession. According to Wikipedia, this novel helped support a judicial reform movement which culminated in the enactment of legal reform in the 1870s. Description: Half green morocco leather over green cloth, bound by Birdsall of Northampton, 5 raised bands, title and author in gilt in two compartments, TEG, marbled endpapers. Xvi, 624 pp., 40 plates, ~40 pp. Ads. Octovo size (8 ½ by 5 ½ ). Pagination: first wrapper cover, [i] half-title, [ii] blank, frontispiece and tissue, title plate, [iii] title page, [iv] copyright, [v] dedication, [vi] blank, [vii]-x preface, [xi]-xiv contents, [xv]-xvi list of plates, [1]-624, last wrapper cover, [1]-20 ads, [1-18] ads, original rear wrapper, free end paper, marble pastedown. Condition: Overall in very good plus condition, clean straight text block. Lightly bumped slightly worn corners, head bands in place, prior owner's bookplate affixed to front pastedown, tiny book seller (Myers & Co) and binder's stamp (Birdsall, Northampton) to front blank, some minor toning and foxing to plates as is commonly found. Near Fine. Item #Dickens-22

Price: $900.00

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