DescriptionCharles Dickens. American Notes for General Circulation. In Two Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1842. First edition, first issue.
Charles Dickens. American Notes for General Circulation. In Two Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1842. First edition, first issue. Two octavo volumes. xii (x mis-numbered xvi), 308, [2, publisher's advertisement]; viii, 306, [6, publisher's advertisements] pages. Custom full brown morocco binding by Riviere & Son with gilt spine titles and decorations inside five raised bands, elaborate stamping on each cover in the form of pretty women in various states of dress inside triple-ruled borders, and gilt inner dentelles. Each volume stamp-signed at the bottom of the inside front cover. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Minor scuffing to the board edges. Minor scattered foxing. Small circular stain to the top corner of pages 117-122 of Volume Two. Two bookplates to the front endpapers. Former catalog description tipped-in to the front free endpaper of volume one. Overall, near fine condition, with the original front covers and spines bound in at the rear of each volume. Eckel, pp. 108-109. Gimbel A66. Smith II, 3.
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