Lot 57: Dickens, Charles. 1812-1870. David Copperfield, Complete First Edition

Dickens, Charles. 1812-1870. Their Personal History, Adventures, Experiences & Observation of David Copperfield. London: Bradbury & Evans, May 1849-1850.
20 parts in 19 books, 8vo (223 x 140mm). 624 pp. Illustrated with 40 plates. Original blue/green wrappers, housed in quarter morocco and green cloth slipcase. Advertisements conforming to Hatton & Cleaver (including the first issue of part 8 with “Lile” for “Life” on pp 3 of the advertiser. Spines slightly rubbed and soiled. 40 plates complete, with varying levels of foxing (see photos). Each book marked with previous owner’s name to top margin (“Mr. Bates”).
Issue points: 10 part “Lett’s Diary” fold out to the rear of v.8. (Hatton & Cleaver pp.249-272)

Price Realized: $5,500

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