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A TALE OF TWO CITIES, First Edition, First Issue, by Charles Dickens, with illustrations by H. K. Browne, published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1859. Hardcover octavo, 254 top edge gilt pages with frontispiece, vignette, and sixteen plates, with 32 page Chapman and Hall Catalogue of Books, November 1859, rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. June No. 1 serial cover included in front matter pages, original red cloth blindstamped covers and spine laid down to back matter pages. 9" H x 6 1/8" W x 1 1/4" D. Note: This copy includes the first issue points: uncorrected pagination "113" on p. 213, the misspelling "affetcionately" on line 12, p. 134, and the signature "b" at the bottom of the list of plates page.
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, 1/2" surface scratch to title, corners slightly bumped. 1 1/4" tear, lower right of frontispiece (does not affect image), does not include tissue paper guard. Serial cover with few areas of dampstaining, 1/2" tear to lower left. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, some minute tears to edges, light handling wear. Some pages unevenly cut. Plates are collated.