Item #016997 Great Expectations. Charles DICKENS.

Great Expectations

London: Chapman & Hall, 1861. 1st Edition. 8vo. Half Calf. 3 vols. The volumes are internally clean, with the odd spot of pale foxing on a couple of leaves. Contemporary blue calf with red and maroon spine labels and gilt decorations on spine. Insignificant gilt loss to tooling to some parts of the spines. There is an ink name on each fly, slightly showing on verso, & ink stain on another leaf. An ornate paper1d stamp glued on each end paper, a 'Centenary Testimonial', headed "A Tribute to Genius 1812-1912" with Charles Dickens' portrait, within architectural columns. The stamp was issued by the Charles Dickens Centenary Testimonial Committee, and engraved and printed by Raphael Tuck and Sons. Includes a Dickens'-relevant cutting attached to one of the end papers, from the Auckland Weekly News. This is a very rare copy of an early printing of the first impression of the first edition, with, for example, the required bibliographic points present on pages 103, 192, and 193 of volume 3. A handsome set of the very rare 1st impression of the1st edition. Very Good. Item #016997

Price: $53,200.00 NZD

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