The Personal History of David Copperfield.

“It's in vain to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present": First Edition of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield.

DICKENS, Charles.

$2,400.00

Item Number: 99845

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, raised bands, red morocco spine labels. With frontispiece, engraved title-page and 38 plates inserted throughout. Plates by H.K. Browne. In near fine condition.

“With many lovers of the author’s works David Copperfield ranks as the finest of his writings. With a book which gave to the world such characters as Betsy Trotwood, Micawber, the Pegottys and Mr. Dick…. it would be strange if it had been otherwise” (Eckel, 77). “Dickens and Browne are the most celebrated author-artist team in the history of English book illustration,” and Copperfield was their “most popular success” (Hodnett, 111-12). "Charles Dickens and Hablot Knight Browne are the most celebrated author-artist team in the history of English book illustration," and Copperfield was their "most popular success" (Hodnett, 111-12).

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