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    [Miss Haywood]. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. First edition in book form. Watercolor painting by Helen R. Haywood to the front calf doublure, depicting "Flora's Tour of inspection," after an illustration on page 519. Painting signed with initials, signed calligraphic presentation label to front blank recto, circa early 1930s. Octavo. xiv, 625, [1, blank] pages. Illustrated by H. K Browne, including etched frontispiece and title page. Rivière & Son binding; full contemporary crimson levant morocco decorated in gilt, spine elaborately decorated in gilt with five raised bands, double solid gilt roll to edges. Rebacked with original spine laid down, minor edgewear, small repaired abrasion to lower board. Inner dentelles gilt with binder's stamp in gilt to front, painted calf doublure to front, front free endpaper and rear endpapers in red moiré silk, edges of silk somewhat worn, silk to front free endpaper partially detached, pencil notations to front free endpaper verso. Internally generally clean, all edges gilt; ink ownership to front blank recto, hinge cracked at front blank, 1-inch closed tear to frontispiece repaired, somewhat foxed, some dampstaining to front of text block in gutters, text block lightly toned. Housed in red cloth slipcase lined in felt, somewhat worn and soiled. Very good with charming calf doublure painting.

    Louise Dallou Kirk (1936) - David Brass (no date, bookseller, California) - Randall J. Moskovitz (no date).

    Eckel, pages 82-86; Smith 12; Weber, Annotated Dictionary, Haywood 6. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee


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