First Edition, First Issue of "The Personal History of David Copperfield" In Book Form
DICKENS, Charles. Personal History of David Copperfield. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury & Evans , 1850.
First edition, first issue in book form. Octavo. [i-vii]viii[ix]x-xii[xiii]xiv[xv-xvi], [1]2-624. Forty inserted plates, including the frontispiece and the vignette title page and the second of Browne's famous "darkplates.".

Contemporary three-quarter smooth black calf over patterened brown cloth, decoratively gilt-stamped on spine, marbled edges. Very good. Text and plates generally clean. Overall, a very good copy of this title, scarce in the first edition and first printing.

Smith, Dickens, I,9.

HBS # 67052 $2,000