Charles Dickens: David Copperfield. (London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850), first edition corresponding to all first state points listed by Smith with the exception of page 132, with the corrected reading "screwed" rather than "screamed", 624 pages, 39 engraved plates by H. K. Browne, full polished calf by Riviere and Son, raised bands, olive and crimson applied leather spine labels with gilt titles, elaborate gilt designs in four spine compartments, thin triple rule gilt borders on front and rear boards, gilt dentelle, marbled endpapers, full gilt edges, 8vo (5.5" x 8.5"), covers firm and clean, spine slightly rubbed and darkened with gilt still strong and labels complete, text quite tight and very clean with minor toning, plates good with heavier aging and some foxing, several slightly cropped when rebound, else a beautiful copy. This copy is the definitely the first book edition and not bound from parts. There are no extraneous holes at the inner margins which occurred in the parts due to the original thin thread stitching.

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