London: Chapman & Hall, (1837).
Superb First Edition of the Dickens classic. A truly glorious production bound by famed Baynton Riviere in Bath, England in Cosway binding. Dickens portrait laid in on ivory and protected by thin glass. Octavo, bound in full dark blue morocco Cosway-style binding by Bayntun. Both the front and rear panels with a double gilt fillet border around an inner border incorporating ornamental cornerpieces, upper cover set with an oval portrait miniature of Dickens under glass, within an ornamental gilt border, lower cover with panel border; raised bands, gilt lettered in two compartments, a repeated ornamental panel in the rest; board edges gilt dotted, turn-ins gilt, doublures and both endpapers of dark blue watered silk, all edges gilt. Fleuron corner piece designs within gilt frames, raised bands, elaborate gilt decor to spine, front and rear panels, all edges bright gilt, wide gilt turn-ins, stunning silk moire endpapers. An exceptional, magnificent specimen of this major and beloved Dickens work bound by the world's most famous late 19th century bindery.. Item #10234