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    First Edition of David Copperfield

    Charles Dickens. The Personal History of David Copperfield. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First edition in book form. Octavo. [iii] - [xvi], 624 pages. With frontispiece, engraved title-page and thirty-eight plates inserted throughout. Bound without half-title. Bound in near contemporary half burgundy crushed morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, five raised bands, marbled endleaves. Spine darkened with some sunning and wear to edges, joints cracking (yet still quite solid), some wear to binding, marbled paper on front board in several pieces (possibly indicating some sort of repairs), frontispiece and engraved title-page a bit soiled and faded, some foxing to text and plates, some offsetting on plates, plate facing page 220 with a tape repair to verso, page 449 tattered with some repaired chips and tears, some occasional dampstaining. A fair copy. Smith, I, 9.

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