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First Edition of Our Mutual Friend: Dickens final completed novel
Our Mutual Friend.
Item Number: 95302
London: Chapman and Hall, 1865.
First edition of Dickens’ final completed novel. Octavo, two volumes. Bound in contemporary half calf over pebbled cloth from the original parts with gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, black spine labels, marbled endpapers, advertisements at rear. Illustrated by Marcus Stone with forty plates. From the library of John Bell Surrey, a member of the English Jersey Cattle Society, with his bookplate to each volume. In very good condition.
"Our Mutual Friend originally appeared in twenty numbers, bound in nineteen monthly parts, the last part forming a double number, from May 1864- November 1865. The first volume was published in book form on January 20, 1865; the second on October 21, 1865. 11s. each." (Smith, Dickens, 15).