[Charles Dickens]. Sketches by Boz. London: John Macrone, 1836. Second edition. Two volumes. Illustrations by George Cruikshank. Binding rubbed, worn, and chipped. Occasional dampstaining. Good.

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    [Charles Dickens]. Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of Every-Day Life, and Every-Day People. London: John Macrone, 1836.


    Second edition. Two twelvemo volumes. [2], iv, [vii]-viii, 348; [4], 342, [2, blank] pages. No pages v-vi called for in Volume I; no half-titles called for in either volume. Sixteen etched plates by George Cruikshank.


    Publisher's dark green embossed pebble-grain cloth with spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Yellow coated endpapers (possibly renewed). Extremities rubbed, with cloth chipping at spine extremities, a few short splits to cloth on joints, some areas of discoloration to cloth. Some foxing, browning, and occasional dampstaining, slight offsetting from the plates, a few corners creased, a few leaves poorly opened, a few short marginal tears. Volume I over-opened between pages 150 and 151. Volume II with early pencil calculations on page 293. A good copy.


    "Sketches by Boz was first published on February 8, 1836 at one guinea. A second edition with a new preface dated 1st August 1836 was published on August 10, 1836" (Smith I, 1 (p. 7)).


    "Second edition of the first series. Type was completely reset for this edition which came out in November 1836. The new preface is dated 'Furnival's Inn, 1st August, 1836'" (Carr).


    Carr B3. Gimbel A2.

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