THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS, VOL. 14: DOMBEY AND SON, PART ONE
by Dickens, Charles
Condition: Good/No Jacket
New York: Peter Fenelon Collier and Son, 1900. This antique hardcover book is bound in red cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Spine is faded; cover is edgeworn, with soil, browned page ends. Frontispiece illustrates a scene from the book. This volume of the collected works of Dickens includes the first part of his novel "Dombey and Son." 540 pages; approx. 6"x8".. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Frontispiece.
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