"Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape": First Edition of Great Expectations; Finely Bound by Bayntun Bindery
London: Chapman and Hall, 1861.
First edition, first issue of Dickens’ thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman that depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. Octavo, three volumes. Bound in full calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt turn ins, marbled endpapers. From the library of Virginia bibliophile and historian Christopher Clark Geest with his bookplate to front pastedown of each volume. In near fine condition. An exceptional set.
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