London: Chapman & Hall, 1870. S. L. Fildes. First Edition. Very Good+. Item #08832
Octavo [i-v]vi-vii[viii], 2-190, (2) pp. list of Dickens' works; bound in is a compelling 7 page article tipped-in, entitled "How Edwin Drood Was Illustrated" explaining how Dickens inadvertently passed information to the illustrator, S. L. Fildes, which enabled him to solve the mystery. Handsomely bound in 3/4 black morocco, over marbled boards - marbled end papers; top edges gilt. Internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind. Spine slightly fading; old news article laid in about the solving of the mystery.