Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, edited by "Boz".
DICKENS Charles (1838.)
£7500.00 [First Edition]
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With 12 illustrations by George Cruikshank, two volumes. First edition, first issue. 8vo. Original primary binding of floral pattern embossed pink cloth, spines decoratively stamped in gilt. London, Richard Bentley.
The first issue is identified by the plate in Vol II at p. 238 in its first state, without the "grotesque" border that was later added around Cruikshank's plate. Original yellow coated endpapers intact. Minimal soiling or rubbing overall; spines faded, but the boards retain their vibrant pink with clearly embossed flowers. Hinges perfect. Black and white bookplate in Vol. I. Text and plates bright, a near-fine copy. Podeschi B64. In a stout, functional leatherbound case.
Stock Code: 130369