Title: The Old Curiosity Shop
Author: Charles Dickens
Year: 1976 (First Edition)
Publisher: Purnell Books
Remarks: 1st abridged edition
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "Little Nell, lost at night in London, is led home to her grandfather's house by a kindly stranger. Thus unfolds a tale of intrigue, love and death. One of Dickens' most popular novels, it combines a marvellously rich narrative, full of superb character sketches and vignettes, with a fascinating and accurate historical record of nineteenth century middle class life in London at the provinces."
Despite the mention of sketches and vignettes, they are purely metaphorical. The book contains only one illustration in the form of a b&w frontispiece.
Glazed pictorial boards. Corners straight (with negligible rubbing); spine ends lightly bumped. Minor discolouration to spine. Light remains of small price sticker on rear cover. Pages are lightly tanned, but remain free from foxing and all other marking. Binding is tight.
Measures 20.5 cm × 14 cm (8.2″ × 5.5″). 8vo. 216 pp.