The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Charles Dickens.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Chapman and Hall, 1870. Soft cover. This final novel was never finished as Dickens had only written enough for six installments before his death in 1870. Readers never found out what happened after Edwin Drood disappeared. Six original issues in original blue paper covers. Second issue includes advertisement for cork hats printed on paper-thin cork. Kept safe in dark green custom box, gilt titles on spine, lined with white felt. First edition, first issue point present: "a small slip of greenish blue paper with the price of eighteenpence, pasted over the incorrect price (one shilling) that is printed on the front wrapper" (Podeschi A154). Condition of each issue: No. 1: Covers all there and still attached but ripped, chips missing to spine, name written across top of front cover. No. 2: Covers all there and still attached but ripped, chips missing to spine, cork ad has 4" tear but still attached. No. 3: Covers all there, still attached, no rips or chips. No. 4: Covers all there and still attached but ripped, chips missing to spine, string exposed. No. 5: Covers all there, still attached, small rip and missing chip on spine, name written in top right corner. No. 6: Covers all there, rear cover is detached, chips missing to spine as well as tears to both covers, name written in top right corner, no wear to "Price Eighteenpence" pasted slip. Good. Item #Dickens-4

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