London: Chapman & Hall, 1870. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Item #008624
Tall 8vo., vii(4)190pp. 2pp. ads for Dickens titles published by Chapman & Hall and a 32pg general Chapman catalog dated August, 31, 1870. Beautiful First Edition in book form, First State binding in original green cloth, borders and decoration in black. Titles in gilt on front board and spine. Frontis portrait, facing title vignette and 12 additional engravings S.L. Fildes. Square and tight with some fairly minor wear to spine ends and tips. Generally quite clean interior with a few very light and scattered spots of foxing; primarily to outer page edges. Frontis tissue guard off-set and fragile; semi-detached but still holding. One or to preliminary pages are loose at the top inch or so but very firm. Cloth and gilt quite bright and fresh. A gorgeous collectable copy. (Hubin p.115).