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The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield

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The Personal History of David Copperfield

by DICKENS, Charles

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1850 David Copperfield 1ed Charles Dickens Illustrated English Browne Literature

"There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor."

― Charles Dickens

'David Copperfield' is often regarded as Charles Dickens' best and most popular novel – even to English author Virginia Woolf who calls it 'the most perfect of all the Dickens novels.' According to Eckel,

"With many lovers of the author's works David Copperfield ranks as the finest of his writings. With a book which gave to the world such characters as Betsy Trotwood, Micawber, the Pegottys and Mr. Dick. it would be strange if it had been otherwise."

This first edition features the following first edition points – early editions of this work feature a variety of these points.

Item number: #23939

Price: $750

DICKENS, Charles

The Personal History of David Copperfield

London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850. First edition.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

o xiv, [2], 624

o 40 engravings by H.K. Browne

· References: Grolier, Dickens 171; Eckel 77; Hodnett, 111-112;

o Hodnett: "Dickens and Browne are the most celebrated author-artist team in the history of English book illustration"

· First edition points:

o Engraved title page is dated 1850

o p. viii – final 'i' misaligned

o Chapter xxvii listed in table contents at pp. 283, instead of pp. 282

o "recal" line 1 on p. 16 and on p. 225 line 22

o p. 19, 12 lines from bottom – "cha pter ;ut"

o p. 132, line 20 – "screamed" has been corrected to "screwed"

o p. 182 – plate 'Somebody turns up', correctly placed

o p. 387, 6 lines up – "coroboration"

o p. 472, 13 lines from bottom – no quotes at end

o p. 482 – contains 'dark plate'

· Provenance: Armorial bookplate – Wadham Knatchbull, Harepath

o Motto: IN CRUCIFIXA GLORIA MEA

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight and secure

· Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm)

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
23939
Title
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Author
DICKENS, Charles
Illustrator
H.K. Browne
Format/Binding
Leather; tight and secure
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Bradbury and Evans
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1850
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
1850 David Copperfield 1ed Charles Dickens Illustrated English Browne Literature, rare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian

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