London: The Heritage Press, 1844. First Edition Thus [reprints Limited Edition Club edition]. Half leather and marbled boards. Thick 8vo (9 1/4" x 6 3/8"), blue-gray pictorial cloth with gilt oval lettered medallion on spine and "CD" framed by red-brown borders on front cover; 7 watercolor plates & B&W chapter headings by Wray Manning; 772 pages. Weight: 3 lbs. 2.4 oz. Fine / Slipcase: Fine. Item #6835
SUPERIOR copy of one of Dickens' delightful and impressive novels. Among the author's major works, Martin Chuzzlewit preceded Dombey and Son. Originally illustrated by Phiz.
The book retains special interest for Americans for much is set in America and Southern Illinois (specifically, Cairo aka "Eden" in the novel), where Dickens and his wife briefly traveled.
Solid copy with clean, unfoxed illustrations.