First Issue, with the Original Monthly Parts Wrappers Bound InCharles Dickens. Little Dorrit. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857 [i.e. 1855-1857].
First edition in book form, first issue, per Smith, with "Rigaud" for "Blandois" in Chapter XVII (the rare nine-line errata slip discussing this issue for Chapter XVII is tipped-in here at page 467). The wrappers for the original monthly parts are bound in at front. Octavo. xiv, -625,  pages. With forty inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title.
Gorgeous nineteenth-century full tree calf binding by Cawthorn & Hutt. Five raised spine bands. Elaborate gilt tooling to spine, with a red leather title plate lettered in gilt. Double-ruled gilt borders on boards with floral stamping and gilt circular corner pieces. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Moderate wear to the boards, with some abrading along the joints, spine, edges and corners. Boards lightly rubbed. Previous ownership signatures to the top of some parts wrappers. Binding slightly cracked at page 289. Light spotting to some plates, but most are clean. A very good copy.
"Some copies [of the first book edition of Little Dorrit] may have a nine-line slip tipped in to p. (1) or 481 which discusses the erroneous use of 'Rigaud' for 'Blandois' in Chapter XVII. This slip followed the plates in Part 16 of the monthly issue" (Smith I, p. 93, note 1). From the Victor Gulotta Collection.
Smith I, 12. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 305-333.
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