London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. "Phiz" [Hablot K. Browne]. First One Volume Edition, First Issue. Half leather and brown boards. FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION, FIRST ISSUE: 8vo, very dark green half leather and brown [marbled] boards with gilt devices on spine & "Little Dorrit" blind-stamped, rebound from the Parts (issued from 1855 through 1857), 40 illustrations by Phiz [Hablot K. Browne], yellow endpapers, frontispiece & engraved title page, [i-v], v-vii-[vii: blank, Preface], [viii: Contents]-xii-[xiii: List of Plates]-xiv, -2-625-[626: blank]. Good + / None. Item #93
FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION, FIRST ISSUE:
with "William" for "Frederick" on page 317 line 27, B2; and "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on pages 469, 470, 472, and 473. Page 573 NOT corrected. Gimbel A 141: First One Volume Edition, pp.137-38.
All 40 plates present; tissue guard for frontispiece & title page only. Includes all "Dark Plates" by Phiz in relatively bright condition. These include the dismal "Marshalsea Prison" and famous "Circumlocution Office." Foxing and browning to many plates and pages. No advertisements bound into volume.
Binding and hinges are holding well as are the pages, which are tight. Wear to extremities.
Original marbled boards now brown. No spine label. Signature on front pastedown. Bookplate upside down on rear pastedown. No advertisements bound into the volume.
Mr. Pickwick figurine in image not included.