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Little Dorrit (First Bound Edition, In A Sangorski And Sutcliffe Binding) by  Charles Dickens - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 1857 - from Arroyo Seco Books (SKU: 036887)

Little Dorrit (First Bound Edition, In A Sangorski And Sutcliffe Binding)

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Little Dorrit (First Bound Edition, In A Sangorski And Sutcliffe Binding)

by Dickens, Charles

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Near Fine/No Jacket
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London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illustrations Throughout By Hablot K. Browne. 525 Pp. First One Volume Published Edition, With All Points: Three Line Errata On Page Xiv, "William" For "Frederick" On Page 317 Line 27, B2 Instead Of Bb2 On Pp. 371, Lacking Errata On Page 467, And "Rigaud" For "Blandois" On Pp. 469, 470, 472, And 473, Etc. Finely Bound By Sangorski & Sutcliffe In Full Tan Polished Calf, Five Bands, Red And Brown Morocco Spine Labels, All Compartments And Bands Gilt, Covers With Triple Rules At Borders, Gilt Decorations At Corners, And Inner Blind Stamped Rules With One Rule Decorated, Blindstamped Corner Decorations; Double Gilt Rules On Edges; . Elaborately Gilt Turns, Marbled Endpapers, Top Edge Gilt. Very Near Fine; Pages Clean, No Foxing To Frontispiece, Slight Darkening To Edges Of Plates, With Just A Few Tiny Spots Of Foxing In Margins.


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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Little Dorrit (First Bound Edition, In A Sangorski And Sutcliffe Binding)
Dickens, Charles
Illustrations Throughout By Hablot K. Browne
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Used - Near Fine
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1st Edition 1st Printing
Bradbury & Evans
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Arroyo Seco Books lists over 20,000 used and unusual books in all fields, including physics, art, philosophy, social science, literature, science fiction, etc. We also have a large stock of prints, antiquarian and modern. Most items are listed in about 100 catalogs titled by subject matter on this site. We purchase large and interesting private libraries. All stock is on line. Member of IOBA. Shipping set at fixed rates but large items may require additional postage. International shipments sent only by insured USPS mail. Shipments to the UK require USPS Priority Express Mail in order to fully insure, since March 1, 2020. Sales within California may be subject to California sales tax; sales tax may be required for shipments to other states that require sales tax for inbound shipments. International shipments may be subject to fees and/or VAT which are responsibility of the buyer. Contact: Stephen Clauser, 626-372-3863.


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top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the...[more]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
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]
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]
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
Errata: aka Errata Slip A piece of paper either laid in to the book correcting errors found in the printed text after being...[more]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
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]

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