The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
Chapman and Hall
Dickens, Charles (Text); Phiz; R. Seymour (Illustrators)
Octavo. XIV, , 609, pp. 3/4 leather over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering on spine. Engraved frontispiece and title-page. First edition, second issue of this fascinating work, profusely illustrated with forty-three Illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz. The plates are in early states, with page locations and without titles or imprints, but the earliest Buss and Seymour plates have been replaced by those of Phiz. The engraved title is showing the later correction "Weller". Other issue points: p.43, 2nd paragraph below chapter V, line 1 reads "ruined wall" in the singular; with the signature misprint on p.261, reading X2; with signature "E" present on p.25; the d of "holding" is raised above line on p.260; p.342, line 5, "S. Veller" instead of Weller; p.400, line 21 "his friends". Some rubbing along edges of binding. Contemporary previous owner's signature on fly leaf. Plates foxed. Lower corner of very first pages damp-stained. Binding in overall good+, interior in good to very good condition.
Edition: First edition, second issue
Book ID: 25411