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The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

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The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

by Charles Dickens

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1844. First. Very Good. Phiz.

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit is considered Dickens' last picaresque novels It was originally serialized between 1842 and 1844 Dickens thought it was his best work to that time, but it was one of his least popular novels, judged by sales of the monthly instalments However, characters in the story gained fame, including Pecksniff and Mrs Gamp

This is the first edition in book form 8vo; contemporary green pebbled sheep over marbled boards, gilt spine, marbled edges; It can be considered the "true" first edition, since it has the 13-line errata leaf as called for by Smith Other "firsts" have 14 lines The 13 line version is rarely seen It includes 40 etched plates by Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz") It is toned at the extremities as usual Smith 7

624 pp.


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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Errata: aka Errata Slip A piece of paper either laid in to the book correcting errors found in the printed text after being...
Marbled boards
First Edition
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