Chapman & Hall. London.,1870.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). Bound from the original monthly parts, published between April and September 1870. Publishers original blue-green printed wrappers and most of the adverts are bound in. Illustrated with a portrait frontis, which has one small chip to the outer edge and a neat repair to the inner hinge, and 12 plates by S. L. Fildes. Some of the plates have small stain makrs to the margin but not affecting the illustrations. Wrappers lightly rubbed and some edges frayed, a few small chips and marks. Finely bound in contemporary full dark blue crushed morocco. Spine with five raised bands, each decorated with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled, lettered and fully decorated in gilt. Both boards with elaborate floral borders within a single line mitre, all in gilt. The front board also has Dickens name stamped in gilt tp the centre. Board edges and inner board edges all decorated with floral gilt tooling. Dark blue moire silk endpapers. Top dge gilt, the others untrimmed. Binding a little rubed to the extremities but still a very good copy n a fine highly decorative leather binding.:.