Bleak House

Price: 1,000.00 USD

London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1853. First edition, with all first issue points per Smith. Octavo. pp. [i-vii] viii-xvi, [1] 2-624. With the half-title leaf. Illustrated with 40 engraved plates by H.K. Browne, including the frontispiece and vignette title-page. Bound in later three-quarter dark green leather and light green cloth over boards, gilt spine with two early gilt-stamped red titling labels, raised bands, later marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. In this copy, the two engraved plates facing pages 23 and 31 are reversed: with "Miss Jellyby" preceding "The Little old Lady." Modest toning to the edges of the plates, near fine. A handsomely bound copy of what many consider to be Dickens's best novel. *Smith*, (Part 1:10). Near Fine.


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