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Two (2) Charles Dickens First Edition Novels, including Our Mutual Friend and Master Humphrey's Clock, 5 items total. 1st-2nd items: OUR MUTUAL FRIEND, Vol. I-II, First Edition, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Marcus Stone, published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1865. Hardcover octavos, 629 total top edge gilt pages with frontispieces and thirty-eight plates. 3rd-5th items: MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK, Vol. I-III, First Edition, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne (Phiz), published by Chapman and Hall, 1840-41. Hardcover octavos, 1,038 total gilt edge pages with frontispieces and additional illustrations in the text. All volumes rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. Serial covers included in front matter pages. Original cloth blindstamped covers and spines laid down to back matter pages. Ranging in size from 9" H x 6" W x 1 1/4" D to 10 1/4" H x 7" W x 1" D.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.
CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear to hinges, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, acid burn, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, creases, few pencil marks, light handling wear. Some pages unevenly cut. Plate are collated, however, some are facing slightly different pages.