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    Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, first issue. Page 134 line 12 showing the misspelling of "affetcionately" and page 213 shows incorrect pagination ("113.") Octavo. viii, [2], 254 pp. Sixteen inserted plates by "Phiz," including frontispiece and vignette title. In the rare original publisher's full red cloth, boards elaborately ruled and paneled in blind, spine ruled and decoratively stamped in gilt. Spine browned and worn, tailcap strengthened, boards dull, rubbed and soiled, hinges starting, evidence of bookplate removal from front pastedown, some pages roughly opened, a few pages a bit loose, a few pages with short marginal tears or small chips, page 81/82 has a large marginal chip (not affecting text). Text quite shaken. A fair copy in the rare original cloth.
    Smith I, 13.

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