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    Charles Dickens. The Personal History of David Copperfield. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850.

    First edition in book form. Octavo (8.6875 x 5.625 inches; 221 x 142 mm.). [8], [vii]-xiv, 624 pages. Errata leaf (pp. xv/xvi]) bound following the half-title (pp. [i/ii]). Forty etched plates, including frontispiece and added vignette title, by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). Later state of the vignette title, without the 1850 date and with the imprint: Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly.

    Later (remainder binding?) brown honeycomb-grain cloth with covers decoratively panelled in blind and spine decoratively paneled in blind and lettered in gilt (with "CHAPMAN & HALL" at foot of spine). Sturdily rebacked, with original spine laid down. Original off-white coated endpapers. Corners rubbed, a few small stains to cloth. Upper portion of half-title cut away. Short tear to outer margin of D1 (pp. 33/34). Slight marginal dampstaining to plates. A very good copy.

    "David Copperfield originally appeared in twenty numbers, bound in nineteen monthly parts, the last part forming a double number, from May 1849-November 1850. It was published in book form on November 14, 1850. 21s." (Smith).

    "The errata-note on page [A]8r contains six lines of corrections. The minor typographical error that appeared in the serial issue in the numbering of page 583 is corrected, but the third 'I' of the number on p. viii is still raised" (Gimbel). Errata note contains six lines of corrections, typographical error in the numbering of p. 583 corrected, and third "i" in the page number on p. viii is no longer raised. From the H. Barry Morris Collection.

    Eckel, pp. 77-78. Gimbel A122. Smith I, 9.


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