First Edition of Charles Dickens' Master Humphrey's Clock; with pages from the original serial tipped in to to each volume
London: Chapman and Hall, 1840.
First edition of this collection of short stories which originally appeared as a weekly periodical of the same name. Large octavo, 3 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised gilt bands top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece in each volume, illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. From the library of Virginia bibliophile and historian Christopher Clark Geest with his bookplate to front pastedown of each volume. Tipped in to the front and rear of each volume is an extensive collection containing pages from a number of the original Master’s Humphrey’s Clock serials in addition to several period reviews and article related to Dickens. In near fine condition. A unique example containing the stories in their original form.
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