Charles DICKENS, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870), First American edition
Dickens, Charles (1812-1870). The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Some Uncollected Pieces. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870. First American edition. 210 p, illustrations. 24cm. Original terra-cotta cloth. Podeschi A156. Near fine in custom slipcase.
Dickens' final work, left unfinished at his death. With a typically colorful set of characters, chief among whom is John Jasper, choirmaster, opium fiend, and total creeper. A superior copy of a book difficult to find in collectible condition.