A Handsomely Bound First Edition of Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend. With Illustrations by Marcus Stone. In Two Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1865.

    First edition (original parts issue). Two octavo volumes (8.625 x 5.5 inches; 219 x 139 mm.). xi, [1, blank], 320; vii, [1, list of illustrations], 309, [1, printer's imprint], [1, advertisements], [1, blank] pp. Forty wood-engraved plates by the Dalziel Brothers and W. T. Green after Marcus Stone.

    Handsomely bound by Bayntun (Rivière) of Bath, England for C. J. Sawyer Ltd. (stamp-signed in gilt on the front turn-ins) in full light brown crushed levant morocco. Covers with gilt single fillet border, spines decoratively panelled and lettered in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. This copy has been cleaned and has a few neatly repaired tears. Bound at the end are most of the original blue printed wrappers and advertisements. Complete with the printed slip tipped in at p. [1]: "The Reader will understand the use of the popular phrase Our Mutual Friend, as the title of this book, on arriving at the Ninth Chapter (page 84)."

    "Our Mutual Friend originally appeared in twenty numbers, bound in nineteen monthly parts, the last part forming a double number, from May 1864-November 1865" (Smith).

    Eckel, pp. 94-95. Gimbel A149. Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 345-370. See Smith I, 15.

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