First Edition of PickwickCharles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837.
First edition, mixed state with the Phiz plates replacing the Buss plates at pages 73 and 76. Octavo. xiv, [1, directions to the binder], [1, errata], 609, [1, blank] pages. With 43 highly detailed and delightful illustrations by R. Seymoure and Phiz.
Sumptuous green leather binding by Bayntun-Rivière with gilt spine lettering and decorations in compartments, gilt portrait of Dickens in an oval on the front board, and a facsimile of Dickens' signature in gilt on the rear board. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Minimal shelf wear. Minor dampstaining to the front board. Spine sunned. Over-opened at the frontispiece. A clean and bright copy in near fine condition.
Gimbel A16. Smith, pp. 19-27.
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