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GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Vol. I-III, First Edition, Mixed Issue, by Charles Dickens, published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1861. Hardcover octavo, 1,039 top edge gilt pages, 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. Original purple cloth blindstamped and gilt titled covers and spine laid down to back matter pages. Approximately 8" H x 5 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. Note: Volume I includes the first issue point: "recal" mispelling to p. 84.
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/separations, largest 1/2", to hinges, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/acid burn, scattered foxing spots, few creases, scuffs, minor pencil marks, light handling wear. Some pages unevenly cut. Volume III does not include publisher's catalogue.