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Dickens, Charles

A Child's History of England...with a Frontispiece by F.W. Topham [first editions, three volumes]

Bradbury & Evans: London 1852-54 3 vols. Frontispieces, 6 x 4.75", gilt-dec embossed pink/violet ribbed cloth, 210pp, 214pp, 321pp +1p ads, covers rubbed and soiled, extremities bumped, spines sunned, spine tops bumped and chipped (more-so on vol. 3) ,hinges loose, former owner's bold ink name on vol. 1 half title, pp toned, some foxing to prelims (darker in vol. 3), frontis illus. identical in vols. 1 and 3. FIRST EDITIONS (per Walter E. Smith's bibliography), with "P" missing vol. 1 page xi, "6" missing from page Chapter XXV in index of vol. 2, and "7" missing from vol. 3 page "287" and "Christmas 1851" in dedication. HOUSED IN CUSTOM GILT-LETTERED AND GILT-DEC CRUSHED MOROCCO AND CLOTH CLAMSHELL BOX, by Bayntun-Riviere, though not identified as such (comes from a matched collection of Dickens' Firsts all bound by Bayntun-Riviere).


Book Id: 99-3818

Price: $3,250.00

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