Great Expectations. In Three Volumes.
Dickens, Charles,

London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. First edition in book form, a mixed set with Vols. I and II having early versions of the text, as per Smith's "internal flaws," and Vol. III having mostly early versions, but a few later ones, as well. The original title-pages in all three volumes are lacking, but in very good facsimile. Extra-illustrated with thirty-six plates from various nineteenth-century editions of the novel, including twenty-one fine hand-colored engravings by F.W. Pailthorpe, probably the best-known illustrator of this novel. Pailthorpe's illustrations first appeared in 1885; the original editiol was unillustrated. Other illustrators whose work appears in the present extra-illustrated version include Felix O.C. Darley and F.A. Fraser. A very good set in cloth open-end slipcase. Full early twentieth-century brown crushed morocco, neat restoration to front hinge in Volume I. Gilt spines, elaborately decorated gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. The binding is unsigned, but quite fine. Bookplate of Louis I. Haber in ea Three volumes, octavo. [2], 344; [2], 351, [1]; (Item ID: 16612)

$4,500.00

Smith I, 14. Eckel, p. 90ff. Gimbel A146.

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