GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Charles Dickens.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
GREAT EXPECTATIONS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson & Brothers, 1861. Hardcover. 168p. plus advertisements. A green hardcover book in good condition. Small stains on covers; edges worn & small dents in top edge of front cover. Cloth at top of spine slit and beginning to fray. Interior clean apart from mild foxing in a few places. Binding secure. Item #126872

Podeschi A147. One of multiple pirated editions published in America in 1861. Publisher's note on title page claims: "T.B. Peterson & Brothers, Philadelphia, in connection with Harper & Brothers, New York, are the only Publishers in America of the works of Charles Dickens, that have ever paid any thing for the Manuscript and advanced Proof-sheets of his varous works, so as to enable Harper & Brothers to publish them in America, in Haper's Weekly, and T.B. Peterson & Brothers in book form, simultaneously with their publication in England. For this priority we have paid Thousands of Dollars; Charles Dickens having been paid One Thousand Pounds Sterling, in Gold, for the advanced Proof-sheets of "Great Expectations," as well as the same amount in Gold for each of his other late works."

Price: $750.00

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