The Personal History of David Copperfield
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850.
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First Edition. True first issue with all points, including "screamed" for "screwed" on page 132 line 20 (usually lacking). Bound in the extremely rare publisher's full morocco binding with gilt titling on the spine. A Nearly Fine copy with a few little scuffs to the spine ends or corners touched up to match the green binding. Internal contents are in excellent condition and unrepaired. With copies in parts or in cloth always readily available, this publisher's binding rarely comes on the market in any condition.
Issue points include: "screamed" for "screwed" on page 132 line 20 (often lacking from first edition copies); Chapter XXVII is on page 282 rather than page 283 as listed in the table of contents; 16: 1 and 225: 22 both read "recal" rather than "recall"; 19: 39 reads "cha pter ; ut"; 387: 45 reads "coroboration" rather than "corroboration"; 472: 37 has no closing of the quotation marks; and the first state of the engraved vignette title page (dated) is present. David Copperfield was Dickens' most autobiographical novel. A classic and charming story by the maestro of Victorian fiction. (Item #1696)