Sketches By Boz Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People.
(Charles Dickens)

London: Chapman & Hall, 1839. viii + 526 pages; with 40 illustrations in black and white by George Cruikshank. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) English novelist, "…whose general style was virile and direct. He had full command of a nervous English, reinforced by sympathy and humour, by drollery as refreshing as it was unexpected, and by a fierce indignation against wrong..."(Chambers) Previous owner bookplate on endpaper of William Franklin Mason; bound in full polished leather binding, gilt spine titles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins bound by Root & Son with their small stamp on the top inner edge of the front endpaper. Boards detached, spine charred and ruined; contents in very good condition and clean; a good candidate for rebacking or rebinding. Good (Item ID: 18639)


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