Oliver Twist & David Copperfield 1876 Charles Dickens illustrated leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Adventures of Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by J. Mahoney.
Published 1876, New York by Harper & Brothers.
171 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with 28 wood engraved plates.
The Personal History of David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by J. Barnard.
Published 1872, New York by Harper & Brothers.
361 pages. Text in English. Wood engraved frontis protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with 61 wood engraved plates. Publisher's catalog at rear.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering and compartment decorations, on contrasting black leather label, marbled covers, edges & end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some mostly light minor signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently rubbed and age worn, leather still supple, joints slightly scuffed in spots, covers firmly attached and tight as issued, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still clean, well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 10" H x 7 1/4" W. A large book.