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    [Charles Dickens]. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With Forty-Three Illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837.

    First edition, mixed state. Octavo. [iii] -xiv, [1]-609, [610, blank], [xv-xvi, "directions to the binder/errata] pages. Bound without half-title [i-ii] and directions to the binder/errata [xv-xvi] bound at rear. With forty-three inserted plates, including the seven Seymour plates, the two Buss plates, and the remaining plates by "Phiz." No wrappers or ads.

    Nineteenth century full green morocco, gilt borders, spine lettered and tooled in gilt in compartments, four raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With armorial bookplate of James Sleeman affixed to front flyleaf. Light rubbing to board extremities. Scattered foxing throughout, especially to versos of plates. Overall a very good copy. From the H. Barry Morris Collection.

    Gimbel A15. Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 3-88.


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