Sketches By Boz. Illustrative of Every-day Life & Every-day People

By: Dickens Charles

Price: £59.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In paper-covered pictorial boards. An attractive copy of what is termed 'yellowback railway literature', published to appeal to the traveller in the mid/late19th Century. Survivals of this type of novel are uncommon in good condition. The spine is darkened with some loss/rubbing/damage at both ends where the webbing is showing. Front and rear boards are rubbed with some surface loss, but attractive. All extremities and corner tips rubbed/discoloured, but a sound tight copy nevertheless. ALL hinges intact. The page fore-edges/page edges are lightly dust discoloured and with some light foxing spots/patching. Internally some tanning/light foxing (spotting) to both sets of advert endpapers, and the occasional pale tan spot/patch on the edges/margins of some pages, but the rest of the text block is generally very clean and bright. NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (viii) + 348 pp. A b/w vignette illustration to the title page. Advert for 'Mr Streeter. Goldsmith, Jeweller, etc, New Bond Street London' on the rear board. Published in the Golden age of yellowbacks, well-known artists were commissioned to provide vivid front cover and spine designs, while the back covers carried commercial advertisements which helped to subsidise the cost. In this case the front cover is adapted from the original illustration by George Cruikshank, but the title vignette is by F. Barnard! See Images. ; 8vo 7.5" - 8" tall.

Title: Sketches By Boz. Illustrative of Every-day Life & Every-day People

Author Name: Dickens Charles

Illustrator: Illustrated by George Cruikshank and F. Barnard

Categories: Architecture. Art. Crafts, Eng Lit, Lit Crit & Shakespeare, Fiction, Victorian Fiction,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall,: 1877

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 119969

Keywords: Sketches By Boz. Illustrative Of Every-day Life & Every-day People By Charles Dickens In Paper-covered Pictorial Boards. An Attractive Copy Of What Is Termed 'yellowback Railway Literature', Published To Appeal To The Traveller In The Mid/late19th Century. In This Case The Front Cover Is Adapted From The Original Illustration By George Cruikshank, But The Title Vignette Is By F. Barnard! Advert For 'mr Streeter. Goldsmith, Jeweller, Etc, New Bond Street London' On The Rear Board.