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Little Dorrit by  Charles Dickens - First edition, with early issue points as per Smith (pp. 467-474 - 1857 - from James Cummins Bookseller (SKU: 55017)

Little Dorrit

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Little Dorrit

by Dickens, Charles

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Publisher's green cloth stamped in blind and lettered in gilt, spine darkened, covers a little rubbed and faded; plates with usu
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London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. First edition, with early issue points as per Smith (pp. 467-474 uncorrected, etc.). Illustrated with 40 etched plates after drawings by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"). 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth stamped in blind and lettered in gilt, spine darkened, covers a little rubbed and faded; plates with usual darkening at margins, title and frontispiece slightly foxed and darkened -- still, quite a good copy and infrequently seen in publisher's cloth. First edition, with early issue points as per Smith (pp. 467-474 uncorrected, etc.). Illustrated with 40 etched plates after drawings by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"). 1 vols. 8vo. In Original Cloth. Smith 12

Synopsis

Little Dorrit is a serial novel by Charles Dickens published originally between 1855 and 1857. It is a work of satire on the shortcomings of the government and society of the period. Much of Dickens' ire is focused upon the institutions of debtors' prisons & mdash ; in which people who owed money were imprisoned, unable to work, until they repaid their debts. The representative prison in this case is the Marshalsea where the author's own father had been imprisoned.

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James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
Seller's Inventory #
55017
Title
Little Dorrit
Author
Dickens, Charles
Format/binding
Illustrated with 40 etched plates after drawings by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"). 1 vols. 8vo
Book condition
Used - Publisher's green cloth stamped in blind and lettered in gilt, spine darkened, covers a little rubbed and faded; plates with usu
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition, with early issue points as per Smith (pp. 467-474
Publisher
Bradbury & Evans
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1857
Keywords
British | British | Charles Dickens
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
Cloth
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spine
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foxed
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First Edition
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