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    [Phiz]. Hablot K. Browne. [Original large steel plate from Martin Chuzzlewit]. Mr. Tapley acts Third Party with Great Discretion. London: Messrs. Chapman & Hall Ltd., [undated]. Engraved steel plate housed in green velvet frame within a custom silk-lined green morocco case. Front and spine stamped in gilt. Includes a single leaf with pull of the plate and an authentication letter signed by Arthur Waugh on Chapman & Hall Ltd. letterhead. 9 x 5.5 inches; 228 x 139 mm. A few very small rust spots to plate; some minor surface-level pocking and wear. Inserted print lightly foxed. Mild bumping and rubbing to corners and edges of case, spine has some wear to top, bottom and hinges. Front and back have some soft scratches. Faint discoloration to inside of lid. Very good. Authentication note reads: "The steel plate opposite... is one of the steel plates engraved by Hablot K. Browne ('Phiz') for Messrs Chapman & Hall Ltd., in whose care they have rested ever since, and by whom their authenticity is hereby guaranteed." From the collection of Jerome P. O'Connor.

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    September, 2018
    13th Thursday
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