charles dickens, Softcover
Book Description: Book Condition: 0. The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club. London, Chapman and Hall 1837. Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of every-day life, and every-day people. II volumes. Third edition. London, John Macrone 1837. Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of every-day life, and every-day people. The second series. Complete in one volume. London, John Macrone 1837. The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London, Chapman and Hall 1839. Master Humphreys clock. III vol. London, Chapman and Hall -1840. American notes for general circulation. II volumes. Second edition. London, Chapman and Hall 1842. The chimes: A goblin story of some bells that rang an old year out and a new year in. London, Chapman and Hall 1845 [recte 1844]. The life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. London, Chapman and Hall 1844. The cricket on the hearth. Fairy tale of home. London, Bradbury and Evans 1846 [recte 1845]. The battle of life. A love story. London, Bradbury and Evans 1846. Pictures from Italy. London, Bradbury and Evans (published for the author) 1846. Dombey and son (gest. Tit.: Dealings with the firm of Dombey and son, wholesale, retail and for exportation). London, Bradbury and Evans -1848. The haunted man and the Ghost`s Bargain. A fancy for Christmas-time. London, Bradbury and Evans 1848. The personal history [, adventures, experience and observation] of David Copperfield [the younger of Blunderstone Rookery, which he never meant to be published on any account]. London, Bradbury and Evans 1850. Bleak house. London, Bradbury and Evans -1853. Hard times. For these times. London, Bradbury and Evans 1854. Little Dorrit. London, Bradbury and Evans -1857. A child`s history of England. III vol. London, Bradbury and Evans 1854-1859. A tale of two cities. London, Chapman and Hall 1859. The uncommercial traveller. London, Chapman an Hall 1861. Great expectations. III volumes. London, Chapman and Hall 1861. In Memoriam [William Makepeace Thackeray]. (= The Cornhill Magazine. Vol.IX, No.50, February 1864). (London, Smith Elder & Co. 1864) Our mutual friend. II vol. London, Chapman and Hall -1865. The mystery of Edwin Drood. London, Chapman and Hall 1870. QUIZ [d.i.: Edward CASWALL]. Sketches of young ladies: in which these interesting members of the animal Kingdom are classified, according to their several instincts, habits, and general characteristics. 8. Edition. London, Chapman and Hall 1838. Dazu die Biographie von FORSTER, John. The life of Charles Dickens. III vol. Mischauflage. London, Chapman and Hall 1873-74. Eine detaillierte Beschreibung wird auf Wunsch übermittelt. / Details and photos on request. Bookseller Inventory # STGT10004
Book Description: London Bradbury and Evans, 1846. Exceptionally Rare in Parts DICKENS, Charles. The Adventures of Oliver Twist: or, The Parish Boys Progress. . With Twenty-Four Illustrations on Steel, By George Cruikshank. A New Edition, Revised and Corrected. London: Published for the Author, by Bradbury and Evans, [January - October] 1846. First edition of the very rare ten monthly parts issue. Octavo. 2-311,[i-v]vi-vii[viii-ix]x-xii pp. The twenty-four plates are those used for the original Bentley magazine issue, re-touched, re-bitten, and "enhanced" by the engraver Findlay, and with the Bentley imprints erased. Cruikshank also designed the front wrapper for the parts issue, with very attractive, well-balanced, and appealing results The set at hand collates complete with all the plates, text and advertisements according to Hatton & Cleaver's description pp. 215-224. All wrappers correct and complete as well. Some of the parts professionally rebacked, or with other small neat repairs. Part VII front wrapper has been extended in bottom margin, but still a bit short. Front wrapper of part V and back wrapper of part VII trimmed a bit short on bottom margin. Back wrapper of part X slightly soiled. The usual rubbing and foxing to parts. One of the most difficult works of Dickens to find in parts. Period ownership inscription on the front wrapper of parts IV, VI and VIII. Still a handsome set. Housed in a blue quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. ".[S]ets of the ten parts can, without exaggeration, be described as of the utmost rarity, whether in fine, moderate, or poor condition, and only exceeded by the 'high-spots' of Pickwick and the Sketches. As recently as 1931, it would have been an impossibility to purchase any kind of conditioned copy in the London book-market; for the simple reason that none were [sic] on offer or could be offered. The very scarcity alone, of the book in parts, gives added zest to the tracking down of copies, but many would-be owners are doomed to disappointment in their efforts to effect a capture, in face of the very limited supply available." Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 215-224. HBS 65570. $30,000. Bookseller Inventory # 65570
The Works of Charles Dickens [Illustrated Library Edition] complete in 26 volumes(1860-1870), including: Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby, Oliver Twist, Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations
Book Description: Chapman & Hall, London 1860's-1870's, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. No jacket. VGC.Chapman & Hall, London ,1860's-1870's.Illustrated Library Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens in complete 26 octavo volumes(I to XXVI).This set was reissued between 1861 and 1874 with illustrations and was called the Illustrated Library Edition.Hardbacks(marbled front and back covers, gilt lettering to the spine) bound in mainly contemporary half leather(four volumes are in more recent half leather, small nicks and dents on the edges of the covers and spines) in VGC. Illustrated with many b/w plates.Nice and clean pages with small ink marks,creases and nicks on the edges of the pages,small foxing marks inside some of the pages, pages 49-50 in volume I are slightly loose, previous owner's name written on a sticker inside the front cover of each book except for 4 volumes, marbled endpapers and edges of the pages. The front cover of volume XII has come loose but is repairable. Illustrations by George Cruikshank, H. K. Browne.The collection is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear. A collectable and scarce early edition of The Works of Charles Dickens. Please note: This is heavy set(approx 22 Kg). Books sizes: 7.9 x 4.9 inches. This is another paragraph The books are as follows: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club ( 2 volumes, no date given but probably 1867), Nicholas Nickleby(2 volumes, dated 1869), Martin Chuzzlewit(2 volumes, dated 1969), Old Curiosity Shop & Reprinted Pieces(2 volumes), Barnaby Rudge(2 volumes including Hard Times), Sketches by Boz,Oliver Twist(dated 1868), David Copperfield(2 volumes,dated 1870), Pictures from Italy, Bleak House( 2 volumes,dated 1867), Little Dorrit( 2 volumes, dated 1862 & 1867), Christmas Books(dated 1868), Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations( dated 1866), Our Mutual Friend(2 volumes, dated 1869), Dombey and Son(2 volumes, dated 1868).The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club includes Charles Dicken's preface("in his preface to the 1867 edition, Dickens strenuously denied any specific input, writing that "Mr Seymour never originated or suggested an incident, a phrase, or a word, to be found in the book."). Also, on the second page of the The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club volume I, it is printed: The Best Edition of my Books Is, Of Right, Inscribed to my Dear Friend John Forster, Biographer of Oliver Goldsmith. Many Patient Hours he has Devoted to the Correction of the Proof Sheets of the Original Editions; And in Affectionate Acknowledgement of His Councel, Sympathy, And Faithful Friendship During My Whole Literary Life. This is another paragraph Later Editions: Upon completion of serialization the works were issued as complete novels in one to three volumes with original, and in some instances, additional illustrations. Starting in 1847 the older novels were reissued in what was called the Cheap Edition, these were published in weekly and monthly parts, and then as complete novels. Eventually all of Dickens' novels were reissued in the Cheap Edition. The concept of the Cheap Edition was similar to today's practice of reissuing hardback novels as more affordable paperbacks. Other editions published during Dickens lifetime include the Library Edition: a high quality set published without illustrations in 1858/59. This set was reissued between 1861 and 1874 with illustrations and was called the Illustrated Library Edition. In 1867 the Charles Dickens Edition was released. This edition featured new prefaces, written by Dickens, who also made minor corrections to the text. Chapman and Hall produced the Peoples Edition in 1865-1867, these were inexpensive monthly installments of the novels aimed at travelers in the very popular bookstalls popping up in railway stations all over Britain. Dickens' works were also published in America, sometimes simultaneously with the British edition and often with little or no compensation to the author or his publishers due to the lack of an international copyright law. Dickens campaigned unsuccessfully for international copyright. Bookseller Inventory # 6097
Book Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1837. Pink Wrappers. Book Condition: General Light Edge Wear. New Edition. Demy Octavo. TWENTY MONTHLY PARTS. Published from November 1837 through June 1839. In the original light pink printed wrappers. The "Sketches" had appeared in various journals and magazines as early as 1832 under the pen-name "Boz" a Dickens family nickname. The first book form as a "First Series" in two volumes was published in February 1836 with a "Second Series" in Decemeber 1836. Therefore, the issue of monthly numbers post-dated the book form unlike the publishing history of othert Dickens' novels. The first monthly issue coincided with the final installment of "Pickwick Papers". The pink wrappers all contain the front cover design by George Cruikshank. There are a total of 40 full-page plates drawn and etched by Cruikshank, two in each number. No imprint appears on the plates until the sixth number. This set is consistent and correct. All plates are toned around edges, occasional spotting within images. Numbers are discussed in following notes: Number 1 has a tipped-in catalogue listing for this copy. The issue is complete; Number 2 is complete with the very scarce "Address" dated November 30, 1837; Number 3 is complete with the very scarce MECHI'S CATALOGUE. The first page of the catalogue is torn at fore-edge with 3/4" piece missing. All Virtue ads are present but folded differently than the order in Hatton; Number 4 has ink name at top of front cover, several brown spots on rear cover; Number 5 is complete with the four-page "Proclamation" which is frequently missing; Number 6 has ink name at top of front cover, Chapman and Hall imprint begins to be included at bottom of plates; Number 7-12 complete without flaws; Number 13 has a small brown spot on the "Boarding House" plate; Number 14-17 complete with ink name on front cover of #15-16; Number 18 has a small bookseller's stamp on front cover; Number 19 has front cover supplied from Number 3 and rear cover from Number 6 of other copies; Number 20 has both covers supplied from another copy of Number 3. Three-inch closed tears rear cover of Numbers 19-20 with old tape repairs. Ink name rear cover of Number 20. First issue point on last page of Number 20 with "reeledbefore" run together on last page, 6 lines up. In summary, 18 of the 20 issues are complete and correct, containing all adverts, the announcement, and the proclamation, and the elusive Mechi's catalogue. A few spines have had archival-quality repairs. Housed in a full green morocco custom slipcase made by SANGORSKI AND SUTCLIFFE, spine panels, gilt lettering, spine gently mellowed to dark brown. This piece of Dickensiana rarely comes to auction, five times in 25 years It has appeared in only two dealer's catalogues nin the past 13 years. . We note 11 libraries world-wide listing it among their holdings. See Hatton and Cleaver pp. 91-128 and Eckels pp. 15-22. Bookseller Inventory # 013271
Book Description: London Chapman and Hall Limited, 1881. Edition De Luxe of The Works of Charles Dickens DICKENS, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens. In Thirty Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall Limited, 1881-82. Edition De Luxe. Limited to 1,000 copies, of which this is number 851. Thirty thick Royal octavo volumes, 11 inches x 7 1/2 inches. With over 700 illustrations after George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), and other Dickensian illustrators on India paper, as well as facsimiles of the front wrappers of some of the parts. A Christmas Carol has four hand colored plates. Bound in contemporary half brown morocco over brown pebbled cloth, gilt-stamped on spines with five raised bands. Top edge gilt. Slight rubbing. Overall, a near fine set. HBS 66357. $9,500. Bookseller Inventory # 66357
Book Description: 1849. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. [Twenty Parts in Nineteen.] London: Bradbury & Evans, 1849-1850. Original pictorial light blue-green wrappers. First Edition in the original serial parts, issued monthly beginning in May 1849 and ending (with a double number) in November 1850; the same sheets were then issued in book form, using the preliminaries supplied in the last part, on 14 November 1850. COPPERFIELD was Dickens's most autobiographical novel, written in the first person; along with OLIVER TWIST and A CHRISTMAS CAROL, it remains one of his best-loved today.~This set has all the proper wrappers (no "substitute rear wrappers!"). It also has all but a few of the ad catalogues and single-leaf inserts which a "perfect" set might have. (Eckel says "the so-called 'slip' advertisements also present a puzzle. Apparently there was much juggling.".) Specifically: Part I lacks the "Theory of Musical Composition" ad at the rear; Part II has an extra four leaves of preliminary ads; Part VI lacks the Waterlow ad at the rear; Part VIII has the very scarce "Lett's Diary" ad with specimen pages, but the foldout is incomplete; Part XII lacks the "Ancient and Mediaeval Art" slip; Part XIII lacks the preliminary slip and the "Ladies Companion" slip; Part XV has some of the ads in duplicate; and Part XIX/XX lacks the "Lewis Arundel" leaf but has duplicates of other ads.~Condition is very good. A few wrappers have discreet repairs, either along the spine, at a corner, or along a fore-edge, but all present themselves quite nicely. The "Phiz" plates are quite clean, with less foxing or darkening than is usually the case.~COPPERFIELD was issued with fewer copies than most of Dickens's other serials of the period such as BLEAK HOUSE and LITTLE DORRIT; as Eckel wrote of COPPERFIELD eighty years ago, "Comparatively the printing was small and the parts were much read and roughly handled, so it is that fine, clean and unrepaired copies are difficult to procure." Eckel pp 77-78; Hatton & Cleaver pp 253-272; Podeschi/Gimbel A121; Carr B220. Housed in a (worn) calf-backed clamshell case. Bookseller Inventory # 9259
Book Description: 1846. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne [(beginning with the 6th part:) With Illustrations, engraved on Wood by J. W. Orr, from designs by H. K. Browne]. New York: Wiley and Putnam [(beginning with the 18th part:) John Wiley], 1846 [1st through 3rd part] /-7 [4th through 16th part] /-8 [17th through 19/20th part]. Twenty monthly parts in nineteen, in the original brownish-grey wrappers printed in black. First American Edition in the original parts. The English parts ran from October 1846 through April 1848, and each Wiley & Putnam part was issued immediately after its English counterpart. As Wilkins observes, "At the bottom of the first page of each number was printed 'The Illustrations for this Number will be given with the Next,' the text probably being set in type as soon as the English number was received and printed at once without waiting for the engraving of the plates for that number, so that the plates were always one number behind the text. The Phiz plates were redrawn and engraved on wood by J. W. Orr, and it is remarkable how closely the spirit of the original etchings was reproduced in wood engravings." The Wiley & Putnam parts contain a total of 36 plates (two in each part except for the first); not included were the four plates that accompanied the English 19/20th part, because of the one-month lag in reproducing the engravings . Part I includes a title page, and the final part includes the other preliminaries necessary to facilitate the binding of the parts into two volumes (38 plates are listed in these preliminary leaves: the final two were later available upon application to the publisher).~Two other American publishers also issued DOMBEY in parts. Bradbury & Guild of Boston issued a very similar set of parts, likewise with 36 plates running a month behind, in wrappers that were exact facsimiles of the English ones. Priority between this issue and the Wiley & Putnam one is unknown, as it probably was measured in hours, not days. Lea & Blanchard also issued parts, but not as quickly: they waited for plates to be engraved, so that all 40 could be included (they advertised it as "the only edition which presents the plates accompanying the text to which they refer."~Overall condition is very good. The only significant defect is that the final (19/20th) part is lacking its wrappers. Otherwise, flaws are limited to minor wear (chiefly to spines) and soil. The rarity of American Dickens in parts can hardly be over-emphasized; this is only the third set on the market that we have heard of over the past two decades. It is no exaggeration that one encounters hundreds of English sets in parts for every single American set of parts. Housed in a cloth slipcase. Podeschi (Yale) A104; Wilkins p. 25. Bookseller Inventory # 11241
Gad's Hill Place- Auction Catalogues] Higham, Near Rochester. Kent. A Very Valuable and Beautiful Freehold Property know as "Gadshill Place," for Many Years, the Favorite Abode of Charles Dickens.
Book Description: London T.W. Nicholson, 1870. Two Rare Auction Catalogues for the Sale of Gad's Hill Place [DICKENS, Charles]. Norton, Trist, Watney & Co. [Gad's Hill Place- Auction Catalogue]. Higham, Near Rochester. Kent. A Very Valuable and Beautiful Freehold Property know as "Gadshill Place," for Many Years, the Favorite Abode of Charles Dickens. London: T.W. Nicholson, August 5th, 1870. Pages self-bound together with stab-stitch. Lacking original wrappers. Folio (17 1/4 x 11 inches; 438 x 280 mm). With two colored lithographic views of the property (north view and south view), two folding colored lithographic plans and eight pages of text. Tissue guards. Some light soiling to pages. A light dampstaing to top margin of first lithograph, not affecting illustration. Both folding plans with some creasing. Overall very good. The text pages consist of the description of the property, the conditions of the sale and a blank "Memorandum" to be filled out in the event of purchase. This sale consisted of two lots, Lot 1: "'Gadshill Place,' A Choice Freehold Residential Property" and Lot 2: "An Enclosure of Fine and Arable Land." [Together with]: [Dickens, Charles]. Knight, Frank & Rutley. [Gad's Hill Place- Auction Catalogue]. Kent. The Singularly Interesting Freehold Property Know as Gadshill Place the home of Charles Dickens from 1857 to 1870. London. July 26th, 1923. Original tan printed wrappers. With three photographic plates and a folding plan. Eighteen pages of text. Octavo (9 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches; 245 x 155 mm). Wrappers a lightly soiled. A few light pencil notations on the first plate. Otherwise very good. These text pages consist of "Notes" on the property, "Summary of Particulars," Description of the property, Conditions of the Sale and the Agreement. Both pieces housed together in a red cloth chemise, lettered in gilt. "Well described very recently as 'doubly historic, first, as the Scene of one of Shakespeare's most celebrated pieces of humour, and Secondly, as the abode of the greatest English Humourist who has lived since Shakespeare's time" (from page 2 of the 1870 sale catalogue). "To own Gadshill Place was one of the earliest ambitions of Charles Dickens. As a very small boy he would come out here from his home in Ordnance Terrace, Chatham, and would sit for hours by the wayside conjuring up visions of Falstaff and his gallants and brooding over the house he loved so much.About 1855 Dickens heard unexpectedly that the darling of his boyhood was in the market. His assistant editor, Mr. W.H. Willis, negotiated for it, and it was finally acquired in March, 1856, the cheque for it being written on a Friday. As Dickens remarked about this time, all important events happened to him on a Friday." (From Page 2-3 of the 1923 sale catalogue). Gimbel. Hatton and Cleaver, Smith, Dickens, HBS 66340. $7,500. Bookseller Inventory # 66340
Book Description: London: Chapman & Hall, (1838-39), 1838. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Bound in the original green wrappers, 20 parts in 19, this is the true First Edition. A wonderful set of the Dickens classic, spines intact and straight, mostly unchipped, covers bright and quite near fine indeed. A most presentable and collectible set. Housed in a superb custom green oasis morocco clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8260251932
Book Description: London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846-48., 1846. First edition. A fine set of Dombey and Son in original parts, completely unsophisticated, as evidenced by the ink signature on each front wrapper of a contemporary reader, Stephen Blair. Dickens novels in parts with the evidence of the contemporary ownership on each wrapper are rare, and such provenance is virtually the only way to establish that a set has not been sophisticated, ÒmarriedÓ or Òmade up.Ó 19 parts in 20, 8vo, original pictorial blue wrappers. 40 plates. Hatton & Cleaver, pages 227-250. This set agrees with Hatton and Cleaver's description, except that in part 11 there is no ad for Letts & Son, and the ad for KayeÕs Pills in part 12 varies slightly from the one described by Hatton & Cleaver. Two of the three misprints noted by Hatton & Cleaver are present: part 11, page 324, ÒCapitanÓ for ÒCaptainÓ; part 14, page 426, ÒifÓ is not present; on page 431, the page number is present (in Hatton & Cleaver's earliest issue the number is omitted). Plates foxed - as seems inevitable - some minor paper repairs to the corners of a few spines; a few wrappers slightly soiled and smudged; overall in very nice condition, as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 19908
GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Printed from the Manuscript and Early Proof-Sheets Purchased from the Author, for Which Charles Dickens has been Paid in Cash, the Sum of One Thousand Pounds Sterling.' Peterson's Uniform Edition of Dickens' Works.
Book Description: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 306 Chestnut Street. (1861), Philadelphia:, 1861. P. 1 a wood engraved portrait of Dickens, engraved by Bobbett-Hooper, entitled "Charles Dickens, Esq. - [From a late photograph.]. First published in the United States on July 27, 1861, Peterson sold this volume for the princely sum of 50¢. Now decidedly rare in the trade, and certainly fetching a bit more than that original price. Spine roll. Wrappers worn & soiled, with piece missing from right edge of front wrapper, affecting vertical text in border rules. Invisible repair to vertical tear to front wrapper lower edge. Period pos [Lewis E. Stanton] to top of front wrapper. A Good [or slightly better] copy housed in a Fine chemise & slipcase. Publisher's original printed buff paper wrappers, "Price Fifty Cents", with front wrapper illustrated with wood enraving, "Pip, How are you, Pip!" Cf. Smith, p. 369 for an image of this wrapper. Housed in a custom cloth chemise & quarter-leather slipcase. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 6-1/8". 1st US edition (Calinescu II, 40 [lacking wrappers]; Smith AMERICAN 13). 168,  pp. Text double column. 8 pages of adverts @ rear [per Smith, with p. 176 announcing "Charles Dickens Works / Twenty-nine Different Editions." Text-block untrimmed. Bookseller Inventory # 37007
All The Year Round. A Weekly Journal. Conducted by Charles Dickens. With which is incorporated Household Words. Include the very first appearance of Dickens's 'A Tale of Two Cities' and 'Great Expectations'; Wilkie Collins's 'The Woman in White', 'No Name' and 'The Moonstone'; Charles Lever's 'A Day's Ride: A Life's Romance'; Bulwer-Lytton's 'A Strange Story'; Gaskell's 'The Grey Woman'; Reade's 'Very Hard Cash'; and Sala's 'Quite Alone'.
Book Description: London: 1859-1868., 1868. 20 volumes. Continuous from number 1 to 501. Contemporary binding by Riley and Son in tan half calf with twin, tan and burgundy, title labels, gilt raised bands and gilt box design to spines; marbled boards, end papers and edges. Pages lightly toned; binding rubbed to extremities with light shelfwear. Bookplate with coat of arms of John Croft Deverell to paste downs. A superb, very decorative set of this important periodical publication, edited by Dickens, in effect the continuation to Household Words. Charles Dickens owned All The Year Round with W.H. Wills. He remained its editor until his death in 1870. His son, Charles Dickens Jr., inherited his father's 75 per-cent stake in the business and, in January 1871, bought out Wills's 25 per-cent share, following the latter's understandable objection to Charley's decision to award himself both the editor's and sub-editor's salary. The journal continued under Charles Dickens Jr.'s editorship until 1888, and finally ceased publication in 1893. (Drew 12). Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature . Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966). Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue [p136-139]. Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962). Bookseller Inventory # 28052
Book Description: London Chapman and Hall, 1840. First Issue of First Edition; Original Eighty-Eight Weekly Numbers DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphreys Clock. .With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Vol. I. [II. III.] London: Chapman and Hall, 1840[-1841] [i.e., 4 April 1840-27 November 1841]. First edition, first issue, in the eighty-eight weekly parts. Large octavo size, self-wrappered with text signed in sixes. [i-viii], 2-306; [i-v]vi, 2-306; [i-v]vi, 2-426. Original wrapper design by Cattermole. 2 frontispieces, 130 woodcuts and 25 initials by Browne; 1 frontispiece and 38 woodcuts by Cattermole; 1 woodcut each by S. Williams and Maclise. Text is remarkably clean throughout. Edge staining to Issue 13, not affecting text. Inevitably some edges are frayed with very slight foxing and/or staining on some wrappers. Near fine. Housed in a full green custom clamshell, gilt-stamped. These 88 weekly issues of Master Humphrey's Clock embrace the classic novels The Old Curiosity Shopand Barnaby Rudge. Hatton and Cleaver, pp.163-182. HBS 66308. $4,500. Bookseller Inventory # 66308
The LIFE And ADVENTURES Of MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT, His Relatives, Friends and Enemies: Comprising His Wills and His Ways: With an Historical Record of What He Did, and What He Didn't: Showing, Moreover, Who Inherited the Family Plate, Who Came in for the Silver Spoons, and Who for the Wooden Ladles. The Whole Forming a Complete Key to the House of Chuzzlewit. Edited by Boz. With Illustrations by "Phiz."
Book Description: Harper & Brothers, [1843 - 1844], New York:, 1843. 14 steel engraved plates, 2 per part. NB. Gimbel notes Part I lacking "82 Cliff Street" in the wrapper imprint; which is present on this copy. Scarce set in Parts- the first time we've been able to offer one. Part III imperfect, lacking the last 4 leaves of text & the rear wrapper. Part VI spine paper perished, with wrappers now detached. Parts I, III & V with ownership signature of J. W. Ford (?) to top margin of front wrapper. General wear, chipping & staining. In general, with a nod to the imperfect III, the parts' condition ranges from Good - Very Good. Part I in printed buff paper wrappers; Parts II - VII in printed greenish blue paper wrappers. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 5-7/8". 2nd US edition, following that of Winchester (Edgar & Vail, p. 22; Gimbel A73; Wilkins, p. 24). Not in the Calinescu Collection Catalogue, nor the McGuire Collection Catalogue. 7 parts, complete. Text double column, ~ 48 pp per part. Volume prelims in Part VII, as per usual publisher practice. Bookseller Inventory # 33560
Book Description: Chapman & Hall,, London:, 1836. 4 plates. Early in his career, while busily at work on PICKWICK, Dickens found time to write this political tract (under this Sparks pseudonym) in support of the working man's freedom on the Sabbath, which was being threatened by Parlimentary action. This role of working man's champion was to continue throughout his life. The first edition of this work, in original wrappers, is quite scarce. VG (some soiling & wear). Over, quite a respectable copy of this delicate, emphemeral piece. Slipcase - spine sunned to tan, otherwise VG+. Original printed wrappers. Chemised, and housed in a full green morocco pull-off slipcase. Accompanied by a bound copy of the 1884 Jarvis facsimile. 12mo. 1st edition (Eckel, pp 102-103). 49, [3 (blank)] pp. Trimmed edges. Bookseller Inventory # 2127.2
Book Description: 1840. With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-41. 20 monthly serial parts, in original pictorial light blue-green wrappers. First Edition of THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP and of BARNABY RUDGE. After the publication of NICHOLAS NICKLEBY in monthly parts in 1839, Dickens decided to create a weekly serial named MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK, within which he would issue his future novels. The first issue, beginning THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, was issued on April 4, 1840. When that novel was completed 44 issues later, Dickens started right in with BARNABY RUDGE (the 45th part is a transition part). When that novel was completed in the 88th (November 27, 1841) issue, Dickens terminated the MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK publication and, beginning with MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT, reverted to his standard monthly serialization. These weekly parts are quite different from Dickens's monthly ones: each weekly part consisted of one large sheet folded to create sixteen pages (twelve of text, plus a front and rear "wrapper"), without any of the myriad inserted advertisements common to the monthly parts. In addition, the illustrations are woodcuts within the text, rather than separate steel-engraved plates. ~After every fourth or fifth weekly part, they were also available bound together in twenty monthly parts (as here), trimmed down a bit and with added advertisements and colored wrappers -- making them similar to Dickens's other novels. Also, MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK was available in (three) clothbound volumes, each published at intervals of about seven months -- for which the preminary leaves are provided in monthly parts VI, XII & XX. Finally, simultaneous with the publication of Vol III, MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK was divided and issued as two separate one-volume novels titled THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP and BARNABY RUDGE.~This set is in remarkably near-fine condition. A few parts (such as the first and last) have minor cover soil or edgewear, but most are in close-to-fine condition. The upper margin of some front wrappers bears the signature of initial subscribers. The inserted ads are all present with the exception of the Rippon & Burton and Tyas ads for Part 1 (almost always lacking), plus some ads in Parts 7, 10 and 13; the final part does contain the Virtue ads, often lacking. In our experience these monthly parts are scarcer than either the weekly parts or the three-volume edition. Gimbel A49; Hatton & Cleaver pp 161-182 (monthly parts); Smith I pp 44-57 and Wolff 1804 (three volumes). Housed in a morocco-backed pull-off case (showing wear) with inner cloth chemise. Bookseller Inventory # 12322
Book Description: London Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition of Pickwick in Parts DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With Forty-Three Illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837 [i.e., April 1836-November 1837]. First edition in the original monthly parts, twenty numbers bound in nineteen. Octavo. [i-v]vi[vii]vii-ix[x-xi]xii-xiv[xv-xvi], 2-609. Forty-three inserted plates by Seymour and Phiz. As usual, the first few numbers are later issues with corrected text, no ads, and plates generally from the second steels. Only two of the 16 "Advertisers" called for are present; 3 of the 7 addresses; and 10 of the 34 back ads. Set lacks the three front insets. Later issue of many wrappers, as usual there are no credits on early wrappers for Seymour or Buss. The Buss plates for part 3 have been replaced with the Phiz drawings. Plates are found in mixed states throughout the set, some slightly foxed but most are quite bright. Original green printed wrappers with cover design by Seymour. A very good-looking, set of Pickwick, with just a few minor paper repairs. Overall, set shows well. In a custom green cloth clamshell case. Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 1-88. Johannsen, pp. 1-75. Smith I, 3. HBS 66305. $3,000. Bookseller Inventory # 66305
Book Description: Chapman & Hall, 1861. First edition. Original publisher's mauve wavy grained cloth with blind embossed border to covers and gilt titles to spine. A superb, near fine copy with spine inevitably faded, but boards bright and clean and bright gilt to the spine. Internally fresh with tight hinges. An uncommonly pleasing copy. Housed in a cloth clamshell box. A series of literary sketches composed as contributions to his newly founded journal, All the Year Round. Rarely encountered in a good original state. Smith II 11. Bookseller Inventory # 31304
Book Description: 1841. By "Boz." With Illustrations by G. Cattermole and K. K. Browne. [Complete in 19 monthly serial parts.] Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. Original printed white wrappers. First American Edition, complete in 19 monthly serial parts. Lea & Blanchard's serialization closely followed that in the U. K., with this being the second and last novel (after THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP) to be published under the overall title of MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK -- though per the "Notice" in this set's Part II, "It has been thought advisable to publish it in this country as a separate story, free from the connection with Master Humphrey's Clock." As in the U. K. publication, the illustrations are within the text, not separate plates. At the very end of the text is the statement "Master Humphrey's Clock has stopped for ever").~Condition is generally good-plus: the first and last part are missing their wrappers, and the first part is additionally trimmed down a little (having once been bound up) -- but even this part shows the stab-holes that identify it as having initially been issued as a serial part; the other parts generally exhibit some edge-wear and minor foxing. Quite uncommon -- one sees easily one hundred sets of the U. K. parts for every one set of the U. S. parts. Podeschi (Yale) A52 (for both M.H.C. novels); Carr (UTexas) B162. Bookseller Inventory # 11139
Book Description: 1852. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. [Complete in the 20-in-19 monthly serial parts.] London: Bradbury and Evans, 1852-1853. Original light blue-green pictorial wrappers. First Edition, in the original 20-in-19 monthly serial parts that were issued from March 1852 through September 1853 (at the end of which time the novel was published in book form). Written just after DAVID COPPERFIELD and just before HARD TIMES, this is Dickens's famous attack on Chancery, the London legal system -- featuring such characters as the lawyer Tulkinghorn, the claimants Lord and Lady Dedlock, and of course the whole law firm of Jarndyce & Jarndyce. Though lives come to an end all around it, the case goes on and on, finally concluding when (surprise!) all of the fortune has been devoured by legal fees. Included are forty plates by "Phiz," of which ten are "dark plates" made possible by a new procedure.~This set has most of the ads with which a "perfectly complete" set would have been equipped -- lacking only a total of eight leaves of terminal ads in Parts I, XIII, XVI and XVIII. It also has every leaf of every "Bleak House Advertiser" at the beginning of each part, and includes the often-missing "Village Pastor" leaflet of Part XV. The set does also lack some of the Household Words slips that were sometimes (but not always) inserted after a part's plates.~As for condition, the set is generally very good -- with wear on the spines (most spines ends are chipped away), and there is one short closed tear on Part I's front wrapper. There is no restoration or "improvement" or "sophistication" of the parts, in any way. The plates (all present) do exhibit browning in their margins, and some foxing that in some cases edges into the image. In all, quite a collectible set of BLEAK HOUSE, housed in a (somewhat worn) morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise. Hatton & Cleaver pp 273-304; Smith I pp 79-84. Bookseller Inventory # 12323
Book Description: London Chapman and Hall 1887, 1887. 2 volumes. A Proof Set of the Victoria Edition limited to 500 copies with proofs on India Paper [of a total edition of 2,000]. A set containing the unpublished plates by Buss, "Phiz" and Leech, issued with the work for the first time ever. The illustrations are proofs without letters and from the original illustrations. Additionally included is a manuscript autograph facsimile in Dickens hand and a facsimile of the front wrapper to Volume I of the parts issue. With photogravure illustrations after the original drawings by R. Seymour, R.W. Buss, Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") and J. Leech, all on India Paper, facsimiles of Dickens handwriting and a facsimile of the original front cover to the parts issue of the book. Thick, royal 8vo, beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf in full green crushed goatskin, the spInes attractively mellowed to honey, the compartments decorated with very richly and elaborately designed panels gilt and separated by raised bands gilt ruled, two compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, the covers with fine gilt rolls on either side of three gilt fillet lines at the borders, very elaborate corner decorations gilt tooled, wide and beautifully decorated gilt turnovers, gilt edges and dentelles, marbled endleaves, t.e.g., original upper covers and spine panels tipped in. xlvii, 430; xi, 439, pp. A very fine set, beautifully preserved and exquisitely bound. A UNIQUE COPY IN ITS BEAUTIFUL SIGNED ZAEHSDORF BINDING. THIS ISSUE WITH THE PLATES IN PROOF STATE ON INDIA PAPER. "Pickwick was issued when Dickens name was just beginning to excite the attention of prescient publishers and be recognized by readers in search of entertaining novels . The publication of PICKWICK, which ran through twenty numbers, made for all time an English classic--a book representative of its age, exhibiting the life and the ideals of an important class of English folk, on the threshold of the Victorian era. "Now, over a century and a half later, PICKWICK holds its assured place in the literature of our tongue, and, among all its authors works, seems to have the best chance of achieving what is known as immortality. The book was an improvisation. Dickens was led by his genius and by the indulgence of his jocose fancy into picturing all the popular life which his varied experience in and out of London had made familiar to him. And it is a book that appeals throughout life--to the child and to the person of late years" (Gissing). Like others of Dickens creations, it is a masterpiece. Bookseller Inventory # 25509
Book Description: Bradbury & Evans 1855 - 57, London, 1855. 40 steel plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). An overall VG - VG+ set. Case - Nr Fine. Blue printed wrappers. Housed in a custom green morocco quarter-leather clamshell case. 8vo. 1st edition (Hatton & Cleaver, pp 307 - 330). 20 parts in 19. Adverts per Hatton & Cleaver, with the following exceptions: Part I lacks 'Norton's Pills', 'The National Review' & 'Theatre Royal' slip @ rear; Part XIV lacks 'Royal Insurance Co.' @ rear; Part XVI lacks 'Popular Atlases' @ rear. Bookseller Inventory # 29648.1
Book Description: London: Chapman and Hall, 1836-7, 1836. One of the most widely celebrated classics of the English language, after the King James Bible and Shakespeare's plays, in the parts issue, with a representative group of the ads present in later numbers Third issue of part I, later issue wrappers for parts I-VII, Variant A of p. 341 in part XII; Pickwick Advertiser present in parts XI, XIV-XIX; Addresses present in XV, XVII, XVIII, XIX-XX; second issue of vignette title, sign reading Weller. 8vo. 43 engraved plates by R. Seymour and H. T. Browne ("Phiz"). Light blue printed wrappers. Some chipping, occasional repairs to spines. About a good set, without the inserted ads in parts I- X, XII-XIII. Blue half morocco slipcase and chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 3-88. Bookseller Inventory # 260343
Book Description: Bradbury & Evans, London, 1855. Printed Wrappers. Book Condition: Very Good. H. K. Browne (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Blue wrappers. 1855-1857. First edition, first issue, with errata slip at page 481, part XVI. 20 original parts in 19. Uncut, in a worn cloth slipcase provided. Unrepaired, with minor soiling of wrappers. Front hinge of part I is split 4 inches. Illustrations moderately foxed. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 001369
Book Description: London Chapman and Hall, 1840. First Edition of "Master Humphreys Clock" In Parts DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphreys Clock. With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1840[-1841] [i.e., 4 April 1840-27 November 1841]. First edition in the original twenty monthly parts; i.e., first edition. Large octavo size, in sixes. [i-viii], 2-306. [i-v]vi, 2-306. [i-v]vi, 2-426. Two frontispieces, 130 woodcuts, and twenty-five initials by Browne; one frontispiece and thirty-eight woodcuts by Cattermole; one woodcut each by S. Williams and Maclise. Original blue printed wrappers designed by Cattermole. This set is complete as called for in Hatton & Cleaver with the exception of one back ad missing from Issue 1 and the frontispiece and back ad are missing in issue 20. There is minimal tearing or fraying to the set as a whole. Minor paper repairs throughout which are small and unobtrusive, most notably on Issue 7 and 14-17. Issue 12 has minor creasing through the text which does not affect reading, slight foxing to the preface. Back wrapper of 20 is worn and more extensively repaired than others, as expected. Still, a brighter than usual set. Very good. Housed in a custom red cloth clamshell, gilt-stamped on spine. These 20 monthly issues of Master Humphreys Clock embrace the classic novels The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 161-182, Smith I, 6., Eckel 67ff. HBS 66331. $2,500. Bookseller Inventory # 66331
Book Description: [St. Luke's Hospital], , [London]:, 1860. This short piece by Dickens, on St. Luke's Hospital, originally published in the January 17 1852 issue of HOUSEHOLD WORDS. With Dickens' consent, it was reissued in this pamphlet form by the Hospital management as a fund- raising mechanism. The first issue had purple wrappers, in which the 'appeal' was not highlighted from the remainder of the text and, evidently, donations suffered accordingly. in this second issue, the wrappers are pink, the 'appeal' is boldly printed, and it was accompanied by an easy-to-use return envelope [much as we see today in the solicitations we receive. make it easy on the mark!]. A rather uncommon item of Dickensiana. Wrappers a bit faded, & show a mite of soiling. Paper repair to front wrapper top edge, as well as spine paper. Old vertical fold crease to center, as is usually found [from mailing?]. A VG copy. Original pale pink printed wrappers, sewn. Typographical border surrounding title lettering on front wrapper. 7" x 4-3/4". 1st separate edition, second issue (Eckel, pp. 188-191; Gimbel B-216; VanderPoel B-465). 19,  pp. Bookseller Inventory # 27986
A SPEECH On INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT, Delivered at the Dinner to Charles Dickens, at the City Hotel, New York, February 19, 1842.
Book Description: Published at the Office of 'Arcturus,' by George L. Curry and Company,, New York:, 1842. Mathews was of the first class to graduate from the College of the City of New York [later New York University], who, though subsequently admitted to the bar, gave up the law in favor of literary pursuits. As such, he was "a prominent and vocal proponent of international copyright who wrote about it and spoke of it as often as he could. He drew attention to the business practices of American publishers who would reprint pirated editions of popular European writings without duly compensating the authors and were reluctant to publish American authors, whom they would have to pay for their work. As an editor of Arcturus: Journal of Books and Opinions, as a contributing writer for the Literary World, and in other periodicals of the day, Mathews argued for mutual recognition of copyright by the countries of the world. In February 1842, during a dinner to honor Charles Dickens, Mathews delivered an impromptu speech on the subject." [ANBO].It is the above mentioned speech ("Revised by the Speaker") that is here offered [bound with Tavistock Books ID #37417, price for both titles in the one volume]. A rare publication of this early American advocate for International Copyright, with OCLC recording just 5 holding institutions, not a copy of which is located outside New England. Modest shelfwear to binding. Bookplate of Dickens Collector, William Glyde Wilkins [with slip laid-in noting this volume's sale in his Anderson Auction, February 1922. Very faint pos to t.p. top margin. Age-toning to paper extremities. A VG copy. Black quarter sheep with blue marbled paper boards & gilt stamped title lettering to spine. 8vo. 1st edition (American Imprints 42-3320). 16 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 37415
Book Description: Chapman & Hall,, London:, 1864. 1st edition, in the original monthly parts, dated May 1864 - November 1865. 8vo, twenty numbers bound in nineteen. Bound in original green decorated wrappers, price 1s. Most issues in very good condition, although the 1st and last are slt. chipped & a little dusty, with some archival repair. A very good unrestored copy overall. Forty woodcut plates by Marcus Stone. Hatton and Cleaver, 345-70. Smith I, 15. Bookseller Inventory # 6903
Book Description: London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, December 1855 -- June 1857, 1855. Octavo, twenty numbers bound in nineteen monthly parts, 40 inserted plates with illustrations by Hablot K. Browne, original pictorial blue-green wrappers printed in black. First edition, parts issue. Part XV is first issue with "Rigaud" for "Blandois," pages 467, 470, 472, and 473. "Gothicism infiltrates this novel. The sneaking, insinuating, grasping Rigaud recalls a long gallery of diabolic foreign villains populating earlier Gothics. Little Dorrit herself and Arthur Clennam resemble those put-upon innocents from tradition. Old Mrs. Clennam, with her mysterious secrets from the past, shut up, crippled, in her gloomy room in an altogether gloomy mansion, controls, or tries to control, events in the lives of those under her command. Flintwinch, her faithful old retainer, combines familiar traits of the good and bad servant, helpful at times, hindering at others. His wife's 'dreams' add a touch of other-worldliness to this novel of imprisonment within physical and spiritual walls." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-32. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-32. Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 307-330. Part I lacks three ads at rear; "Norton's Camomile Pills," "James Gilbert's Publications" and "The National Review"; Part II is complete, but only outside front wrapper is printed (a printing error; a correct back cover has been supplied). Parts III-XIX/XX are complete and collate as per Hatton and Cleaver. Part I has some loss along lower spine; Part II, "Little Dorrit Advertiser" loose, some loss to spine, front wrapper partially detached along spine, closed tear in front wrapper with old internal tape mend; Part III, binding thread broken, several leaves loosened but present; Part VI lacks binder's thread; Part XIII, "Ask Mamma" slip torn. A few mild chips to spines of several other parts, some plates are foxed, several of the "dark" plates are darkened, mostly at margins, first two parts are very good and good respectively, the others are very good to nearly fine, some unopened. A nice copy overall. Enclosed in a custom quarter red morocco slipcase. (#132457). Bookseller Inventory # 132457
Book Description: 1870. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. DICKENS, Charles. THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. With Twelve Illustrations by S. L. Fildes, and a Portrait. London: Chapman & Hall, [April - September] 1870. First edition. A total of 14 illustrations, including a portrait of Dickens and a vignette title-page. Octavo. [viii,1]-190, pp. In the original six monthly parts, as issued, in blue paper wrappers. Housed in a green three-quarter leather pull-off case in a green cloth chemise. Wrappers show some general light wear but,some minor expert repair and are very good overall. The front wrap on Part 1 has a small ink spot near one edge and shows a bit more wear than the other wrappers. Almost all advertisements are present, including the rare cork ad in Part 2, lacking only four pages (nos. 7 - 10) of the "Edwin Drood Advertiser" in Part 3 and the eight-page Chapman & Hall catalog in Part 5. Another minor difference, the eight-page Chapman & Hall catalog in Part 1 is not completely unpaginated; pages 2 and 3 are marked as such. Part 6 has the "Eighteenpence" slip pasted over the original price on front wrap as found in the earliest issues. Some plates show mild light foxing. Text leaves are clean. This was Dickens' last work; it was left unfinished at his death in June, 1870. (Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 371-384). Bookseller Inventory # 83093
- Free US Shipping (314)
- All Locations
- Select a Country