London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. 1st Edition. Leather. 320p; 309p. FINE LEATHER BINDING BY BAYNTUN-RIVIERE. A hardcover book bound in full red leather with ornate gilt decorations on the spine (which has five raised bands). Portrait of Dickens on front board and facsimile signature on back, both stamped in gilt. Features marbled endpapers, gilt foredges, and gilt dentelles. Original teal paper cover bound in back, with the chipped-off bottom corner restored. The back board is slightly warped. Foxing on and around the plates. Otherwise, text unmarked and binding secure. The leather is in beautiful condition, unmarred by soiling or chafing. Item #176971
The first edition, two volumes in one. Illustrated with black and white plates by Marcus Stone. Contains the bookplate of Christopher Clark Geest.