Item #140944727 Sketches by "Boz": Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People. Charles Dickens, George Cruikshank, Illustrations.
Sketches by "Boz": Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People
Sketches by "Boz": Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People
Sketches by "Boz": Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People
Sketches by "Boz": Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People
Sketches by "Boz": Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People
Sketches by "Boz": Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People
Sketches by "Boz": Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People
Sketches by "Boz": Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People
Sketches by "Boz": Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People
Sketches by "Boz": Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People
Sketches by "Boz": Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People

Sketches by "Boz": Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People

London: John Macrone, 1836.

First edition. viii, 348; [iv], 342 pp. with all 16 illustrated plates by Cruikshank. Two volumes bound in publisher's green leaf-patterned morocco cloth, spine lettered in gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers. Near Fine, unsophisticated copies with contemporary gift inscriptions on paste downs alongside armorial bookplates and tiny bookplates, discrete number stamps to copyright pages with withdrawal stamps from G.M.A. Library. Some foxing to contents, darkening to plates, and occasional corner creasing. Slight lean to first volume. Lovely grain of cloth with hardly any rubbing (truly superior in this respect) and gilt lettering still quite distinct despite the years. Housed in a custom slipcase.

The famous Victorian novelist's very first book, largely comprised of humorous short pieces that had been printed in magazines the past three years. "A Visit to Newgate," "The Black Veil," and "The Great Winglebury Duel," are published here first. Rare in the original cloth in such excellent condition. Item #140944727

Price: $35,000.00