London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. H.K. Browne. First One Volume Edition, First Issue. Half leather and marbled boards. FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION, FIRST ISSUE: 8vo, half leather with marbled boards; gilt bands and titles to spine, engraved frontispiece & vignette title page with 40 engraved plates by "Phiz" [Hablot K. Browne] all with tissue guards, cinnamon endpapers, frontispiece & engraved title page, [i-v], vi-vii-[vii: blank, Preface], [viii: Contents]-x-xii-[xiii: List of Plates]-xiv, -2-625-[626: blank]. Good + / None. Item #275
Overall, a Good to Better copy of one of Dickens' novels.
Nicely recased with new pastedown and endpapers; covers and extremities rubbed; binding tight; pages and illustrations often with foxing.
First One Volume Edition, First Issue with the following points:
"B2" at bottom of page 371.
3 line errata to page xiv.
"William" for "Frederick" to line 27, page 317.
Gimbel A 141: pp.137-38.
Contents are tight; all 40 plates are present and have tissue guards. Wear to covers and extremities. Includes all "Dark Plates" by Phiz in relatively bright condition. These include the dismal "Marshalsea Prison" and famous "Circumlocution Office." Browning and foxing to many pages and plates. No advertisements bound into the volume.
Mr. Pickwick figurine in image not included.