The Battle of Life. A Love Story.

  • Dickens, Charles
  • London: Bradbury & Evans 1846
  • Smith II 8; Gimbel A116.


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FIRST EDITION, fifth state of the engraved title-page, 8vo, pp. [viii], 175, [3, ads] + frontispiece and engraved additional title-page. Original red ribbed cloth, boards blocked with a blind frame, front board and spine blocked in gilt, edges gilt. Toned, some light soiling and a bit of foxing, a few corners creased. Cloth a bit soiled, front flyleaf excised, corners and spine ends slightly worn. Ownership inscription of John Williams (1854) to pastedown.


The engraved title-page is Todd's E1 (Eckel 4) - probably all produced before publication, according to Todd.

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