Bleak House. Charles DICKENS, illus H K. Browne.

Bleak House

London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary armorial bookplate with two "C"s to front pastedown, presumably that of Sir James Clark, whose ownership inscription is on front free endpaper verso. Sir James Clark (1788-1870) was physician to Queen Victoria until his retirement in 1860. The inscription here bears Clark's pre-retirement address, at Brook Street. (See DNB IV, pp. 401-2.). Mixed issue. Octavo (22cm.); contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards, gilt spine in 6 compartments, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers; xvi,624pp.; frontispiece and added engraved title page, 38 plates. Boards a bit rubbed, spine leather darkened, some spotting throughout textblock, including to plates, else Very Good and sound, housed in custom cloth chemise and matching morocco-backed slipcase. SMITH 10.

Price: $2,000.00


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