Charles Dickens Our Mutual Friend First Ed 1864 ** VERY RARE **


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Charles Dickens: Our Mutual Friend First UK Edition Published By Chapman and Hall London 1864.Two Volume Set and Rare with original Parts Bound Into the Two Volume Set……. Great collector’s Item (See Pictures)  

Condition Of Books: Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket. Marcus Stone (illustrator). First Edition. This is a Very Good + Two Volume Set in contemporary half brown calf over brown coloured boards.The second and fourth compartments down spine have burgundy moroccan title labels lettered in gilt.Rather unusually this two volume set has been bound up with all the original parts.All the adverts and inserts appear to be present and the very rare ” Economic Life Assurance Society ” ad is present dated Nov 1865 and loosely laid in after the final parts 19 & 20 which was the final serialisation.So the book has twenty parts in 19 blueish green wrappers.The 40 plates by Marcus Stone are in very nice order with none of the heavy foxing sometimes seen.And the inserts ads in yellow,green,pink and orange remain bright and crisp.The misprint of page 13 to 31 is present after part 10 feb 1865 {this section has 16 pages of ads} text block remain in excellent order with only a few minor foxing spots present to the page margins and sometimes seen to the verso of the engraved plates.Neither volume has any previous names or inscriptions present.Both Volumes have a Dickens commemorative stamp to the front pastedown.The two volume set has not been restored with a few minor nicks and tears to the headings of the individual parts.The volumes are tightly bound with NO hinge weakness,no cracking lines to gutter hinges.It’s a very handsome bound set of the original First Edition beginning in may 1864 and ending with the double issue of Nov 1865.Great collector’s item for the Dickens enthusiast.Vol 1 320pp Vol II 309pp plus ads Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tal

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