DICKENS, CHARLES The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. London: Chapman and Hall, 1844.
8vo, publisher's blue diagonally-ribbed cloth with gilt lettering to foot of spine, yellow endpapers, half-title, errata (14-line), frontispiece and engraved vignette title page, housed in felt-lined drop-back clamshell case. First edition in book form with 27 (of 33) internal flaws per Smith. Illustrated with 40 engraved plates including frontispiece and engraved title page. Foxing to plates; inner hinge cracked; bookplate tipped to front pastedown; manuscript ex-libris to half-title; wear to edges and extremities; intermittent foxing and darkening to edges of plates.
Estimate $ 100-200
Property from a Private Chicago-area Collection
Literature: Smith I, 7
DICKENS, CHARLES. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. London, 1844. First edition in book form.