First Edition of Our Mutual Friend: Dickens final completed novel; In the Rare Original Cloth
Our Mutual Friend.
Item Number: 102897
London: Chapman and Hall, 1865.
First edition of Dickens’ final completed novel, in the rare original cloth. Octavo, two volumes, original cloth. Illustrated by Marcus Stone with forty plates. In near fine condition, name to the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.
"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).