Hard Times For These Times by Charles Dickens. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854.
A COPY LIKE NO OTHER. Binding in immaculate condition with a small bump to the right top corner only. ENTIRELY UNOPENED. In a secondary binding as stated by [Smith] one of the variants with Chapman & Hall imprint to spine. With worn half leather slipcase.
Bookplate for Barton Currie.
Barton Wood Currie (1877 – 1962) was a book collector, author, and journalist. Currie was editor of The Country Gentleman, Ladies Home Journal, and World’s Work after writing hundreds of articles and stories for publications such as the New York Evening World, New York Evening Sun, Harper’s Weekly, and Good Housekeeping in the early twentieth century. He also wrote a number of books. When Joseph Conrad was out of favor in the 1920s, Currie acquired an important collection of his works.