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Great Expectations

By Dickens, Charles




Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens first serialised in All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It is regarded as one of his greatest and most sophisticated novels, and is one of his most enduringly popular novels; having been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times.


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Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles

Chapman and Hall, 1861 First edition, first issue, rebound in quarter leather and marbled paper. One of only 1,000 copies of the true first edition. Very good condition. Housed in a custommade collector's clamshell case with leather spine and gold tooling and lettering.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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Great Expectations.

DICKENS, Charles.

London: Chapman and Hall,, 1861. 3 volumes, octavo (183 x 117 mm). Early 20th-century polished tan calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, red and green morocco labels, place and date on red label at foot, sides ruled in gilt with a French fillet with ornaments at corners, gilt inner dentelles, gold vein marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Joints of vol. II starting, a few minor blemishes internally, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, published on 6 July 1861, one of 1,000 copies thus. The first impression of Great Expectations is a famously rare book. Robert L. Patten, Charles Dickens and His Publishers (Clarendon 1978) states that 1,000 copies of the first impression and 750 of the second were printed and that probably most of the first and more than half of the second (1,400 copies in all) were published by Mudie's Select Library where, as circulating library copies, they inevitably suffered a high rate of attrition. The first edition was divided into five impressions, with distinct title pages labelling them as five editions. The modern bibliographical authority is generally agreed to be the table given in Appendix D to the Clarendon edition, 1993, in which Margaret Cardwell agrees with the traditional conclusion that the same setting of type was used for all five impressions: "there is no warrant for treating the five impressions as distinct editions" (p. 491). However, she deduces that the impressions were sequential and that minor corrections and gradual deterioration of type can be shown across the five impressions. This copy has Cardwell's points for the first impression throughout.

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Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles

Chapman and Hall, London, 1861 First Edition, First Printing, fifth issue. Three volumes, including the publisher's catalog dated August 1861 at the rear of Volume III. Bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's ribbed purple cloth binding, with ruling and decorations in blind to boards, lettering and decorations in gilt to spine. Each volume with bright boards, toning to the spines, wear to the extremities, some light rubbing across. Volume I, with spine cracked at front hinge, former owner's signature to the dedication page. Volumes II and III each starting at front hinges, former owner's signature to the title pages. Each volume with otherwise intact spines and extremely bright and clean interiors. This copy has the majority of the first issue points, with only a few of the corrections that were made after the first issue. Overall, a clean and attractive set, extremely rare in the unsophisticated publisher's cloth. Smith I, 14. Great Expectations was originally published serially in All the Year Round, the author's literary magazine, in thirty-six weekly issues from December 1860-August 1861. It is one of Dickens' two novels that was not illustrated in the first book edition, the other being Hard Times. The first issue of the first edition, published on July 6, 1861, was followed by four subsequent issues of the same edition, published on August 5, August 17, September 21, and October 30 of the same year. Smith notes that "These first five issues were probably printed at a single impression and published with altered title pages to imply and encourage a rapid sale In all five issues, the same misprints persist." Thus, the first five issues are essentially the same first edition with varying title pages, printed simultaneously and issued in successive intervals. While some of the first issue's misprints were fixed, the corrections were not all-encompassing, yielding a variety of misprints and corrections in the first issues. For example, this volume contains some of the later issue corrections, but includes an earlier catalog that was also published in earlier issues. The first issue, which included a print run of 1,000 copies was "almost entirely taken up by the libraries," leaving only a few hundred copies for private ownership and increasing the rarity of a privately-owned later issue of the first printing. Great Expectations is Dickens' thirteenth novel. Like his 1850 novel David Copperfield, it is a bildungsroman that follows the protagonist's life from childhood to adulthood and is written entirely in the first-person. Great Expectations tells the story of a young orphan boy named Pip and his "great expectations" of becoming a gentleman and receiving his benefactor's wealth and property. A classic Victorian novel, Great Expectations features many of Dickens' recurring themes, including orphans, prison life, and Victorian society. Overall, a solid unrestored, uniform set, all original and not made up or supplied from other copies. An affordable copy in collector's condition. We buy Dickens First Editions!!!. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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Great Expectations -- First Edition, First Issue

Charles Dickens

London: Chapman & Hall, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. fine. First editions, first issues of all three volumes, with all points identified in Smith, minus the two unique to Sadleir. All three title pages present, bound without the ads in volume three and the one-line dedication, Spectacular Bayntun bindings in their very best full morocco (beautiful grain) with all edges gilt, six compartments, ruled boards and fine detailing on all edges. Bindings are truly fine -- not a hint of fading or darkening to the spines, no wear to the boards or gutters. Contents exceptionally clean, bright and clear. Tiny antique signature at the top of Vol. II title page, otherwise all three volumes are completely without markings, folds, tears or chips, no repairs. Red cloth slipcase (felt lined) included, near fine. A lovely set.

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Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman & Hall, 1861. First Edition, Second Impression. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, second impression. (Stated "Second Edition" on all title pages. 344; 351; 344pp. Complete in three volumes. Contemporary leather with gilt ruling and lettering on spine. Bound without ads, quite likely as issued. Bibliographer Walter E. Smith describes printings two through five as indistinguishable except for their title pages, which may have been printed at the same time to give the impression of brisk sales. All had the same textual errors, etc.) Bindings edge-worn, leather starting to split along spine edges, hinges a bit tender, gilt barely legible. Internally Very Good with some light corner creasing, stray light stains and foxing. A very nice set of the classic novel.

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS.; Printed from the Manuscript and Early Proof-Sheets Purchased from the Author, for Which Charles Dickens has been Paid in Cash, the Sum of One Thousand Pounds Sterling.' Peterson's Uniform Edition of Dickens' Works

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 306 Chestnut Street, 1861. 1st US edition (Calinescu II, 40 [lacking wrappers]; Smith AMERICAN 13). Publisher's original printed buff paper wrappers, "Price Fifty Cents", with front wrapper illustrated with wood engraving, "Pip, How are you, Pip!" Cf. Smith, p. 369 for an image of this wrapper. Housed in a custom cloth chemise & quarter-leather slipcase. Considerable spine roll. Wrappers worn & soiled, with rear wrapper professionally, and ubtrusively, reattached. Pieces missing from spine edge, affecting text at top of advert. A Good copy housed in a Fine chemise & slipcase.. 168, [8] pp. Text double column. 8 pages of adverts @ rear [per Smith, with p. 176 announcing "Charles Dickens Works / Twenty-nine Different Editions." Text-block untrimmed. P. 1 a wood engraved portrait of Dickens, engraved by Bobbett-Hooper, entitled "Charles Dickens, Esq. - [From a late photograph.]. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 6-1/8" First published in the United States on July 27, 1861, Peterson sold this volume for the princely sum of 50¢. Now decidedly rare in the trade, and certainly fetching a bit more than that original price.

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Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles

Philadelphia (1861): T. B. Peterson and Brothers. Hard Cover. Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition, 523 pages, illustrated, with 34 illustrations by John McLenan; complete in one volume. Original brown cloth binding, stamped in gilt and blind. Light general foxing; cloth worn through at corners, small loss at spine ends; yellow coated endpapers. One of the earliest American editions.

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Great Expectations (All the Year Round)

Dickens, Charles

Chapman & Hall, London, 1861 First Edition of Volume IV of "Great Expectations" First Published in the "All the Year Round" weekly journal in two volumes. This set consists of the first volume IV but is missing volume V that completes the novel. Volume IV consists of Chapters 1-28. Volume V has Chapters 29-59, novel concludes on page 437 in Volume V. The book has been rebound in nice leather. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp. A lovely copy of this First appearance of Great Expectations in book form, before the publishing of the novel on its own. We buy Dickens First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Penguin Books , 1965. Hardcover. As New. As New

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Penguin Books , 1965. Hardcover. LIKE NEW. Like New

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Windmill Books, 2009. Paperback. As New. Disclaimer:An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind.

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Price: $1,111.00


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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Book Jungle, 2007-09-06. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Book Jungle, 2007-09-06. Paperback. Good.

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens, Illustrated (Illustrator)

Harcourt School, 1997-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

Boston: Gardner A. Fuller, 1862. 1st edition thus. Green publisher's cloth stamped in blind. Professionally recased. Occasional stain. Very Good.. 312 pp. 4 plates engraved by F. O. Freeman from designs by A. K. Kipps, Crown 8vo. An interesting, and uncommon, early American edition... Wilkins notes it, stating it '... reached thirty thousand copies.' The Gimbel catalogue does not list a copy, and the VanderPoel collection catalogue only lists a copy of the Extra Illustrations [n. d.] issued by this publisher.

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

New York: James G. Gregory, 1861. 1st edition thus, e.g., 1st 2-volume edition, and 2nd US edition (Gimbel D38; Smith AMERICAN, 13 [pp. 379 - 380]). Original publisher's green cloth with gilt stamped spine lettering. Pale yellow eps. Average wear & soiling to cloth. Usual bit of foxing, primarily to preliminary & terminal leaves. Age-toning to paper. Withal, a solid VG set.. 2 volumes (336; 334 pp). Frontis by F. O. C. Darley in Volume I; by John Gilbert in Volume II. 12mo. A scarce early US edition of this classic title, in the desirable green cloth, appearing infrequently on the commercial market.

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Great Expectations (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)

Charles Dickens

1995-07-15. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles

Rinehart Editions , 1960. Paperback. As New. As New

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Turtleback Books, 1963. Library Binding. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS

DICKENS, Charles

Edinburgh: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. Spine darkened, as often the case, with some rubbing. Easily Very Good, lacking the slipcase. Gordon Ross. Quarto (7" x 10") bound in green buckram and printed by R. & R. Clark with a previously unpublished 6000-word preface by George Bernard Shaw. This edition is also bibliographically important in that it is the first time Dickens's original "unhappy" ending to this great novel was published. This is copy #1366 of 1500 with 55 illustrations by Gordon Ross and SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. We need never be ashamed of our tears."

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Great Expectations (Rinehart Editions, 20)

Charles Dickens

1979-06-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

Charles Dickens

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1982. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; A Limited Edition.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

Charles Dickens

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good, bumb to top rear corner, very slight wear to the gilt. Bound in one quarter premium full leather. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. Decorated endsheets and with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. A Limited Edition. This Special Edition was prepared for subscribers to The Oxford Library of the World's Greatest Books. ; The Oxford Library of the World's Greatest Books; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. SEALED in SHRINKWRAP As New, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

Charles Dickens Ill David Frampton

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1982. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 475 pages .

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

Charles Dickens

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1977. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

Charles Dickens

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; The Oxford Library of the World's Greatest Books; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Pristine copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. ; The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Pristine copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Great Expectations (Everyman's Library)

Charles Dickens

1992-04-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles

R. & R. Clark Limited, 1937. Hardcover. Very Good. Gordon Ross. No markings. Signed by Illustrator Gordon Ross on the limitation page and numbered 676 of 1500 printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club. Preface by Bernard Shaw. Spine is faded. Illustrated endpapers. 489 pages.

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Great Expectations (Usborne Young Reading: Series Three)

Dickens, Charles

Usborne Pub Ltd. Hardcover. 079451944X Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Great Expectations (Usborne Young Reading: Series Three)

Dickens, Charles

Usborne Pub Ltd. Hardcover. 079451944X New Condition. . New.

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

2012-03-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Great Expectations (Dover Thrift Study Edition)

Charles Dickens

2010-09-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Great Expectations (The World's Classics)

Charles Dickens

1994-03-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

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Great Expectations (Oxford World's Classics Hardcovers)

Charles Dickens

1999-05-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles

Edinburgh: R & R Clark for Limited Editions Club, 1937. Full green cloth with beveled boards, black and gilt title label. Top edge gilt. No. 646 of 1500 copies signed by illustrator Gordon Ross. Preface by Bernard Shaw and previously unpublished ending. Scarce title. Very good copy with faded spine and some discoloration to boards but none of the usual scratches or bumping to this heavy volume. Interior fine with no marks or bookplates. Lacking slipcase.

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

2004-06-17. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Great Expectations (Oberon Modern Plays)

Dickens, Charles

Oberon Books. PAPERBACK. 1849431221 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Great Expectations (Oberon Modern Plays)

Dickens, Charles

Oberon Books. PAPERBACK. 1849431221 New Condition. . New.

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