“It's in vain to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present": First Edition of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850.
First edition in book form of “the most perfect of all the Dickens novels” (Virginia Woolf). Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, red morocco spine labels. With frontispiece, engraved title-page and 38 plates inserted throughout. Plates by H.K. Browne. In near fine condition.
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