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[First Edition] Dickens, Charles, "Dombey and Son"

[First Edition] Dickens, Charles, "Dombey and Son" (London, Bradbury and Evans 1848); 8vp; contemporary half green sheep over green cloth, spine gilt; First Edition of this scarce Dickensian novel about the inner turmoil and dark dealings of a London shipping outfit. This printing contains the first ever published example of a "dark plate", a technological innovation in book illustration. It has 38 plates in all by Hablot Knight Browne. Very fine. Smith I:8, Sadleir 687.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

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