Charles Dickens book The Mystery of Edwin Drood first edition in book form 1870 is for sale. This is the Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood first edition in book form published posthumously by Chapman and Hall in 1870.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood issue points in this book conforms exactly to those listed by Walter E. Smith in his book Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth Part 1. The issue points stated by Walter E. Smith and present in this book are:
Page 1 lines 1 and 2 the word “Tower” is present instead of the word “town”;
Page 4 line 23 there is no punctuation after the word “clergy”;
Page 10 line 5 there is no punctuation after the word “it”;
Page 28 4 lines up the word “it’s” is present instead of the word “its”;
Page 43 last line the letter “I” is dropped slightly in the word “intent”;
Page 47 line 17 of Chapter 8 there is a large full stop (or period) after the word “no”;
Page 74 line 18 there is no initial single quote mark before the word “Past”;
Page 100 last line the letter “u” is slightly high in the word “used”;
Page 131 line 1 the word “sentiment” is used instead of the word “sentence”;
Page 149 9 lines up the word “years” is used in place of the word “yours”;
Page 168 line 26 the word “very” is only lightly printed;
Page 169 line 6 the word “reflection” is used instead of the word “refection”;
Page 177 19 lines up the word “’ere” is used instead of “ere”; and
Page 177 9 lines up the letter “l” in the word “girl” is imperfect.
This stunning example of Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood has a brown cloth binding with a leather spine and leather corners to the front board and back board. The binding is in Very Good condition with wear to the cloth and the leather corners, and with rubbing to the surface of the leather spine.
This wonderful edition of Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood has 190 numbered pages, all edges marbled, with two pages of advertisements to the end of the book. The endpapers to the front and rear of the book have an attractive marble pattern.
The pages are in overall Very Good condition with light foxing throughout and an old corner crease to page 163 and 164 that has since been straightened. The pages of Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood is exceptionally clean and attractive.