Bradbury and Evans. London 1848.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.6 x 5.8 inches). Bound without the half title otherwise complet,e with Errata leaf and all 1st state text points, including"Shewed" and "shew" on p.40, "capatin" on p.324, and "if" missing from p.426, among others. Also illustrated with 40 engraved plates by Browne (including Frontispiece and first state illustrated title page showing Captain Cuttle's hook incorrectly on his left arm). A very good copy with the usual browning to the edges of plates but still generally a nice copy. Finely bound in attractive early half rburgundy morocco. Spine with raised bands. Compartments double ruled and elaborately decorated in gilt. Marbled paper on boards and endpapers.Previous owners neat inked name on front free blank endpaper. Edges of binding rubbed and bumped and boards a bit worn but still overall a very good attractive copy.