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The Uncommercial Traveller.

DICKENS Charles (1861.)

£3000.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo. Original blindstamped cloth, spine faded to beige, covers a faded red/pink. London, Chapman and Hall.

During 1860 Dickens created the persona of "the uncommercial traveller" as a means of connecting these seventeen disparate contributions to "All the year round", the weekly periodical he edited (and had founded). As he notes in the preface here, "The series is, for the time, complete; but it is the uncommercial traveller's intention to take the road again before another winter sets in." No further volume appeared. This is a near-fine copy: the front endpaper bears a neat February 1861 inscription, the rear endpaper is slightly cracked, and there are a couple of tiny nicks in the spine ends; the ornate spine gilt remains bright, the distinctive blindstamping on the (slightly faded) covers remain clear and sharp, and there is no foxing on the leaves within. Podeschi A145. In a stout, functional cloth case.

Stock Code: 130401