Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo. Light blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Lovely illustration to front board. Light soiling to boards. Minor fading to spine and mind bumping to spine ends and corners. Light foxing to end pages. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 208 pages. LIT/022212.
Covers somewhat soiled, otherwise Good. Decorated cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut, 8vo, 23 cm, vii, 208 pp, ills, facs. From the introduction: "The object of this book is to reproduce some of the more entertaining advertisements that appeared in various of Dickens's novels, as they were published in their original monthly parts....I hope that these advertisements may amuse not only those who like everything to do with Dickens, but also some who are students of early-Victorianism and may like to see how the art of advertising has changed and progressed since Pickwick first burst on the world ninety-four years ago. Though their main object is to amuse yet perhaps they may also mildly instruct. The advertisements of our time will no doubt help the historians of the future to understand our everyday life and similarly these Dickens advertisements may throw for us some light on the whiskered ancestors and crinolined ancestresses therein depicted." Contents: The advertisers of the Dickensian era; Ancient and modern; Pickwick; The young person; Literature; Smoking; For the head; Mr. Moses; Dress; The pill; Old friends.
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