Dickens, Charles; H.K. Browne (illustrator)
The Personal History of David Copperfield
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850. Hardcover. First Edition, First State with all of the first edition issue points except for page 132 (this copy has “screwed” instead of “screamed”). Includes 39 illustrations. In an attractive modern binding of three quarter red morocco with red cloth covered boards. The title and author are stamped in gilt to the spine, which has five raised bands, and a facsimile of the author’s signature is stamped in gilt to the front board. A lengthy gift inscription dating from 1993 is on one of the modern front free endpapers. Some of the illustrations have minor browning and a few spots of foxing which are visible mainly along the margins. The bottom left corners of most of the illustrations are dampstained. The pages of text, which are printed on a different type of paper, all remain very clean. Some are slightly cockled in the margin of the bottom left corner, none are dampstained. A small newspaper article has been laid in and this has resulted in minor browning on the facing page. Clean and bright overall with a tight, attractive binding. Marbled endpapers. Binding is in fine condition; interior is in very good condition. 624 pages. LIT/112311. Fine binding with very good interior.