London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. First edition, first state with signature mark B2 for 2B2 and “Rigaud” instead of “Blandois” in pp. 467-74. Forty engraved plates by Hablot K. Browne, including frontispiece and vignette title. Top corners bumped, light wear to joints. Some light foxing to plates. A very good copy. Half burgundy morocco over burgundy cloth boards, all edges gilt. Thick octavo. xiv, 625 pp. Item #13548
This was one of Dickens’s most popular novels. Circulation figures almost equaled the record breaking numbers of Bleak House. (Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 307-330).
Smith I, 12. Gimbel A141. Eckel, p. 82.