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A Tale of Two Cities by  Charles Dickens - 1st Edition - 1859 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 1804045)

A Tale of Two Cities

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A Tale of Two Cities

by Dickens, Charles

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Very Good/No Jacket
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Chapman, 1859. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. A very good, first edition, first issue, rebound in leather, with all first issue points. As Hatton and Cleaver note in their bibliography, A Tale of Two Cities has "practically no 'points' sufficiently outstanding to distinguish the earlier printings." However, both H&C and Smith agree that copies with the misprint on page 213 corrected and lacking the signature "b" on page ix are decidedly second printings. This copy has the first issue points. Foxing, all plates and some pages have been inserted. All plates and pages are present, except no publisher's catalog, which is not present in all copies. Housed in custom-made collector's cloth slipcase.


A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With 200 million copies sold, it is the most printed original English book, the most printed and among the most famous works of fiction.


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A Tale of Two Cities
Dickens, Charles
Book condition
Used - Very Good
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No Jacket
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1st Edition
Date published

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About Bookbid Rare Books

Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
A book in which the pages have been bound into a covering replacing the original covering issued by the publisher.
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First Edition
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