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DICKENS, Charles.

Pictures from Italy.

Stock Code
99930
London, Bradbury & Evans for the author, 1846
£600

An excellent first edition of Dickens' account, first published in The Daily News under the title 'Traveling Sketches - Written on the Road'; he reproduced the work in book form as Pictures from Italy, retaining only two of the original twelve chapter titles, and incorporating a number of textual changes, as outlined in Smith. Rare in such condition.

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Description

First edition; 8vo (175 x 109 mm.); 2-page publisher's advertisement at beginning and end, half-title, wood-engraved vignette title and three wood-engravings in text by Samuel Palmer; publisher's blue blind-stamped cloth, spine gilt, a few pale stains, corners slightly bumped, presented in cloth chemise and slip-case.

Bibliography

Eckel, p. 126; Smith II:7.

Stock ID:99930

 

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