First edition in book form. Later half calf over marbled boards, with five raised bands, gilt titles on red morocco labels to the spine. All edges marbled. Illustrated with a frontispiece, title page vignette and 38 full page plates by Halbot K. Browne. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with minor rubbing to the extremities and mild fading of the spine. The contents are spotted to the plates particularly, the frontispiece and illustrated title page but are otherwise clean throughout. There is a single short closed tear to one page edge.
Little Dorrit originally appeared in 20 numbers, bound in 19 monthly parts between December 1855 and June 1857. The novel was first published in book form on May 30, 1857. (Smith, Part 1: 12).
Stock code: 20656