Hard Times Charles Dickens First Bradbury and Evans 1854


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Hard Times by Charles Dickens

First edition in book form of Dickens’ attack on the conditions of life in England’s industrial cities, in the first issue binding with the price in gilt on the spine which is lacking in later issues. Later state with two of Smith’s textual errors corrected. First Edition early issue with 5/- shillings price to the base of the spine. Collates exactly per Smith, contains 9 of 11 Internal Flaws in Smith


  • First Edition
  • Publisher Bradbury & Evans, London; 1854
  • Green Cloth Hardback
  • Collation, (i-vii) viii (1-3) 4-352, pages 129-30 and 259-60 unnumbered
  • Size 195 x 135mm, 600g

Condition: Very Good – Professionaly rebacked, Clean and bright internally. A very good copy of the scarce first issue.

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Weight 0.600 kg


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