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Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens - Hardcover - 1896 - from Squeeze Gut Alley Rare Books   (SKU: 95)

Little Dorrit

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Little Dorrit

by Charles Dickens

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Chapman & Hall, London, 1896. cloth covers. Condition: Good. Forty illustrations by Phiz.

Cover: Dark blue boards, impress of authors initials, some grazes to cover, corners bumped. Sun-fade to spine and some fraying, book stamp inside cover,

Binding: Slight crack to front hinge, binding feels loose in parts.

Text: appears to be clear, some edges are ruff cut, text small in places as edition squeezes two dickens book into one volume.

Overall: The book is in fair condition, could benefit from a tighter bind and neater cut to the text block, but apart from this it is a good reading copy of dickens work from the same century of the great Victorian novelist.

Wiki/link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Dorrit

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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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Details

bookseller
Squeeze Gut Alley Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
95
Title
Little Dorrit
Author
Charles Dickens
Illustrator
Phiz.
Format/binding
Fair
Book condition
Used - Fair
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chapman & Hall, London
Date Published
1896
Keywords
Little Dorrit, Charles Dickens
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction > 19th Century;

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Hi welcome to Squeeze Gut Alley Rare Books, my name is Paul Crame. I find, clean-up and conserve; interesting, unique and sometimes even rare books! So that they can continue to give new pleasure for many more years to come. I work in an academic library full-time and run Squeeze Gut on the side as part collector, part hobbyist, part dealer... Yes, I am basically a full-time suffering obsessive bibliophile. FAQ: Squeeze Gut Alley? That's a strange name for a bookshop? Ans: I was inspired by one of the many fisherman alleys pictured to the right >> in my home town of Whitstable, Kent, UK. Squeeze Gut Alley (a particularly narrow passage) was once (apparently) used as an escape route from the local policeman. Until one day... the rather rotund village policeman decided to chase a very naughty boy down the alley, and got his very large Capital Gut stuck in the narrow passageway! The name stuck and so did his Gut.

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reading copy
Indicates a book that is perfectly serviceable for reading. It may have a defect or damage. As such, reading copy is not... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
Poor
A book with significant wear and faults. A poor condition book is still a reading copy with the full text still readable. Any... [More]
Fair
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hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
Cloth
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edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
text block
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