DescriptionCharles Dickens. Village Coquettes: A Comic Opera in Two Acts. London: Bentley, 1836. First edition.
Charles Dickens. The Village Coquettes: A Comic Opera in Two Acts. London: Richard Bentley, 1836. First edition. Octavo. 71, [1, printer's imprint] pages. Sumptuous full red crushed morocco by Birdsall with gilt spine titles and decorations inside two raised bands, triple-ruled boards enclosing a smaller triple-ruled frame with fleur-de-lis cornerpieces. Elaborately-stamped gilt inner dentelles. Stamp-signed by the binder on the bottom, front turn-in. Marbled endpapers. With a beautiful Cosway-style painting affixed to the front flyleaf. Some rubbing to the extremities, with light abrading to the spine head. Previous owner's inscription of a Bible verse to the verso of the front free endpaper. Minor scattered foxing. Very good.
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