First Edition of Charles Dickens' Master Humphrey's Clock; bound by Riviere & Son and from the library of Peggy and Steve Fossett
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 into one in full morocco by Riviere & Son with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised gilt bands, red morocco spine label, double gilt ruled, gilt turn ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, three engraved frontispieces, illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. From the library of legendary aviator Steve Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
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