London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. Hardcover. First edition, bound from parts, as stab-holes are visible in inner margin. This novel is considered by many to be Dickens’s masterpiece for its scathing indictment of the old court of Chancery, its multitude of memorable characters, and its powerful unfolding of Lady Dedlock’s tragic secret. Includes all 39 full page engraved plates, frontispiece, and extra-engraved title by Hablot Knight Browne, known as “Phiz.” Attractively bound in three quarter green leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Chipping to head of spine, wear to hinges and cornesr, and rubbing to boards. Most of the interior is clean and bright; however, the title page and all illustrations are foxed and brown (mostly along margins) as is common with this edition. There is a split to the interior near the end of the book. Binding remains secure. Full marbled edges and marbled endpapers. 624 pages. LIT/032520. Very Good.