DescriptionCharles Dickens. Bleak House. ... With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853.
First edition. Twenty parts bound in one octavo volume (8.25 x 5.25 inches; 210 x 303 mm.). [i]-xvi, -624. With forty inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title. Bound without wrappers or ads.
Nineteenth century half calf over marbled boards, spine tooled in blind in compartments (small quatrefoil semis within diaper pattern of dotted lines), four raised bands tooled in gilt, gilt black morocco lettering piece, pale aqua coated endpapers, edges sprinkled red. Rubbing to joints and board extremities, small bits of loss to corners, and an abrasion to the upper front board, exposing interior. Scattered light foxing, soiling, and spotting especially to edges of plates. Some waterstaining to the lower outer corners of several of the later plates. Overall a good copy.
Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 275-304.
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