Lot 80: DICKENS, CHARLES. Personal History of David Copperfield.
November 10, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: DICKENS, CHARLES. The Personal History of David Copperfield. 20 parts in 19. Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne. 8vo, original blue-green pictorial printed wrappers, few backstrips neatly repaired, various ownership signatures to front wrapper of five parts, mild edgewear (portion of front wrapper crudely restored on nos. 3 and 17); intermittent foxing; housed in cloth chemise and drop-back case, worn. London: Bradbury & Evans, May 1849-November 1850
Notes: first edition in the original parts. The "Copperfield Advertiser" in all parts and other inserted advertisements. Early issue with the Lett's Diaries ad accompanied by sample sheets but lacking the fold-out advertisement. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 253-272.