The Old Curiosity Shop.

London and Glasgow: Collins Clear-Type Press, n.d. [circa 1916]. 8vo., [1]-696, [6 ads] pp., 8 b&w plates including frontispiece and title-page. Full publisher’s maroon soft leather with gift inscription and facsimile author’s signature in gilt to upper cover, backstrip titled and decorated modestly in gilt, top-edge gilt. Backstrip has slight chipping at head, similarly at corners, some pages are creased; otherwise a very good copy. First edition thus, with illustrations by W. H. C. Groome, and pictorial titlepage and frontis by Harry Furniss. Upper cover gift inscription; “With Best Wishes for Christmas 1916 from the manager of Simpson’s Restaurant, Strand, which was patronized daily in 1859 by [Charles Dickens].” (Item Id: 108416)

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