Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. ~1870. Chapman & Hall. Charles Dickens Edition. Scarce.
One quarter bound in leather, brown cloth boards. Top edge gilt. Expected shelf and edge wear, but no serious flaws. In very good condition with a clean and well bound interior. Small property stamp on front end page. Illustrated
Our Mutual Friend was originally published in 1865, making this a very early edition. Published by Chapman and Hall.
A young man returns from abroad to claim his inheritance — but he never arrives and is presumed to have drowned in the Thames. Mr. and Mrs. Boffin, a warmhearted, working-class couple, are the next heirs in line, and their generosity is tested when their windfall opens the door to a vast gallery of scoundrels, strivers, and social climbers.