THE BATTLE OF LIFE. A Love Story.

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover. The title page vignette is in the fourth state, with an angel holding the banner and no publisher's imprint. The fourth of Dickens' five Chrismas novellas. Illustrations by Daniel Maclise, Richard Doyle, Clarkson Standfield, and John Leech. 12mo. In a late 19th century one-half brown morocco over marbled paper binding, with decorative gilt stamping, five raised bands, a black morocco spine label, and new endpapers. Period bookplate and a small bookseller's label to the front pastedown. Mild rubbing to the boards, with a few very faint stains; otherwise very good. Very good. Item #68471

Price: $200.00

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