Charles Dickens – Dombey and Son – First UK Edition 1848 – First Issue Bradbury and Evans
First Edition, First Issue. 624pp., 3/4 brown leather and marbled paper boards, marbled edges and endpapers. Gilt stamped spine with 5 raised bands. Non-textual issue points: No page entry for frontis and vignett title page, hook in vignette is on the man's left arm, both errata slips present, preface date March 24, 38 plates plus frontis and vignette, all by H.K, Browne. Includes four extra plates of characters in the novel-Florence, Edith, Little Paul and Alice. Includes "dark" plate at page 547. Following textual points: No quotation marks around Party on illustrations list, no apostrophe in word aint on page 14, line 10, It and not If on page 426, line 9, Delight for Joy on page 284, lines 5 & 6 from bottom of page 40 have Shew and Shewed instead of Show and Showed, Capatin for Captain on last line of page 324, fidgetty on line 11, page 40, page number present on page 431, no period on last line of page 582. A very good copy.
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