Some curling on book cover spine where title is located. Some water marks, front illustrations have spotting. Missing title page with publisher, illustrator date. One plate at pg 198 has separated from book but is intact.
Gifted by an acquaintance, original owners relatives from England.
This is a first edition, first printing of Martin Chuzzlewhit by Charles Dickens that was published in 1844 by Chapman and Hall. Hallmarks of the first edition, first printing of this title are the included errata and the inclusion of 100L on the signpost in the frontispiece illustration by Phiz. The title/publisher pages are not missing, as they are included in the photos here and the loose page 198 will not impact value. The binding appears to be original. The estimate is based on actual past recent auction sales of comparables.