Maggs Bros Ltd

A Tale of Two Cities.

DICKENS Charles (1859.)

£3500.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

First Edition. 8vo., later full red crushed Morocco by Bayntun's of Bath (signed Bayntun. Binder. Bath. Eng. on the front free endpaper,) with double gilt rules on upper and lower boards, spine in six compartments ruled in gilt and with corner ornaments in gilt, author and title lettered in gilt on green and panels respectively, t.e.g. London, Chapman and Hall. 

First edition, first issue, with the list of plates marked as signature 'b', p. 213 misnumbered p.113 , 'affetcionately' on p.134 line 12, complete with 16 plates plus 32 pp. adverts at rear and original covers bound in. A very good copy rebound in a plain but functional binding by Bayntun's, the pages are clean and bright and were presumably washed at the same time as rebinding. Several small professional tape repairs to the lower margin of the frontispiece, outer margin of half-title, p.91, p.191, p.193 and p.197, very slight spotting to several leaves and slight offsetting from the plates. 

Stock Code: 225112