DescriptionCharles Dickens. American Notes for General Circulation. By Charles Dickens. In Two Volumes. Vol. I [II.]. London: Chapman and Hall, 1842.
First edition. First issue. Two octavo volumes. xvi, 308; vii, 306. [1, publisher's ad facing the half-title page in Volume I]. [6, publisher's ads at the rear of Volume II].
Publisher's gracefully blind-stamped brown cloth covers with the spine lettered in gilt and elegantly blind-stamped. Top edges stained a faded black. Pale yellow coated endpapers. Previous owner's engraved bookplates affixed to the front pastedown endpapers. Both volumes are housed within one fall-down-back-box with brown covers and a brown morocco shelfback with black morocco gilt labels. Some rubbing to the covers, slightly bumped corners and head and foot of the spines, lightly sunned spine, minor fraying to the head and foot of the spine, very light foxing to the preliminary and concluding pages, rear hinge of both volumes are beginning to crack but still sound. Text is very bright and clean. Altogether, a very good and handsome set. From the H. Barry Morris Collection.
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