Dombey and Son
Price: 850.00 USD
London, Eng: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. xvi, , 624 p.: frontispiece, added engraved title page, and 38 additional leaves of plates; 22 cm. The First Edition in book form, with the Bradbury & Evans imprint dated 1848 on the added engraved title page. A lovely Bickers & Son full polished calf binding with six spine compartments between raised bands. Red morocco label in the second compartment reading: Dombey and Son. Black morocco label in the third compartment reading: Charles Dickens. Small red morocco label at tail of spine bearing publication date: 1848. Gilt-tooled ornamentation in the other four compartments. Gilt-ruled borders and corner rosettes on both boards. Gilt-rolled ornamentation on edges of both boards, with gilt-tooled ornamentation continuing on the turn-ins. All page edges gilt. Grey endpapers, with small binder's stamp on verso of front free endpaper. No half title. First edition points include: in the added engraved title page vignette, Capt. Cuttle's hook is on his left arm; on p. xv there is no page entry for the frontispiece and vignette, nor are there quotation marks around "the Party" in the second entry; on p. 14, ten lines up, "aint" has no apostrophe; on p. 26, line 11 has "fidgetty"; on p. 40, "shewed" and "shew" are found for "showed" and "show"; and on p. 582, the last line has no period. An early issue with a two-line errata listing following the list of plates, and with the word "Captain" spelled "Capatin" on the last line of page 324. Smith I:8. In Near Fine condition: joints, ends of spine, and raised bands are lightly rubbed. All 38 internal plates are present. A beautiful copy. First Edition in Book Form. Near Fine.