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    With Two Lovely First Editions

    Charles Dickens. Three Nicely Bound Dickens Classics, Two First Editions, including: Dombey and Son. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition in book form. Octavo. xvi, 624 pages. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece and title vignette and all 38 engraved plates by H. K. Browne (Phiz) (40 plates total, counting the title vignette). Modern full morocco by Bayntun with gilt spine titles and decorations inside five raised bands. Gilt portrait in frame on front board; facsimile signature of Dickens stamped in gilt on the rear board. All edges gilt. Minor wear to binding. Lightly bumped corners. Spine sunned. Scattered minor foxing, mostly to plates. A very good copy. [and:] The Personal History of David Copperfield. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First book edition. Octavo. xiv, [1, Errata], [1, blank], 624 pages. Illustrated with frontispiece, engraved title, and 38 plates by H. K. Browne (40 plates total). Sumptuous binding by J. Larkins of three-quarter red morocco over red cloth with gilt spine titles and decorations inside five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Original front wrapper for Part XVIII bound in front. Moderate wear and abrading to the boards. Corners bumped and rubbed. Rear hinge tender. Scattered foxing throughout, including the plates. Some offsetting to facing pages. Very good. [and:] A Tale of Two Cities. London, etc.: Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., [n.d.]. Later edition. Twelvemo. 384 pages. Full red leather with spine titles and decorations in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Binding worn and abraded. Front joint split. Very good.

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