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The Personal History and Experience of David Copperfield the Younger by  Charles Dickens - Hardcover - Not stated - 1850 - from Scraps of American History and Biblio.com

The Personal History and Experience of David Copperfield the Younger

by Dickens, Charles

Condition: Good/No jacket


New York: W. F. Burgess, 1850. Not stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 264 pages, double columned, illustrated title page and black and white illustrations throughout text. An early edition of the classic story of a young man's coming of age. Half leather over marble boards, brown title block with gilt titles on spine and gilt bands on spine. Some wear to leather with a bit of cracking along spine edges, gilt still bright, some edge wear to boards, corners and spine ends bumped and a bit worn, owner's names on front end papers, crease in front free end paper, some foxing of interior pages with light tanning, glue stains on end papers, binding tight.

Measures 6 x 9 1/4 inches.



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