The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
True first edition, bound from the original monthly parts from April to September 1870. Original cover of May copy bound in at the front of the book, priced one shilling. With twelve illustrations and a portrait by Luke Fildes. Al first state points as per Smith [page 77 except only for “screamed” for “screwed” on page 132, line 20. Complete with errata page. Specimen wrapper bound in half green polished levant morocco. Gilt lettering on the spine. Top edge gilt. Marbled front free pages with booksellers stamp on front free page. Blue magazine half title page insert. Water stain on the portrait and illustrated title page. Tissue guard between the portrait and illustrated title page. Foxing and light stains within the text. 8vo 190pp.
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