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Adventures of Oliver Twist Or, The Parish: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by London Bradbury and Evans (1846)

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Item Description: London Bradbury and Evans, 1846. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings bound in the ORIGINAL blue/green wrappers SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a handwritten check laid into the first volume. A beautiful complete set in ten parts that were issued monthly. All the wrappers are ORIGINAL with NO missing pages. The colors on the spines match and have benefitted from some professional restoration. Overall, a wonderful set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation SIGNED by the author. We buy Charles Dickens First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15214791011

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DICKENS, Charles

Published by London Bradbury and Evans (1846)

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Item Description: London Bradbury and Evans, 1846. Exceptionally Rare in Parts Partially Un-Opened 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 revised edition in ten monthly parts. Partially un-opened. Octavo. [i-v]vi-vii[viii-ix]x-xii, [1]2-311[312]. The twenty-four plates are those used for the original Bentley edition, 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. Overall, in amazingly fresh and satisfying condition: wrappers bright and clean without edge fraying; text and plates clean; edges sharp; not at all tired or worn. Some minor paper restoration but overall, a fine copy of a true prize. ".[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 67346. $40,000. Bookseller Inventory # 67346

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OLIVER TWIST;: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: 1838. [our finest copy evah] or, The Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz." In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 4 pp Vol I undated ads; 2 preliminary pp Vol III undated ads. Original purplish-brown fine-diaper cloth. First Edition, first issue, of this classic novel that has also been a hit as a Broadway musical. This is the "true first edition," not merely the "first edition in book form." Unlike most of Dickens's novels, OLIVER TWIST was not first issued in monthly serial parts; it did appear in "Bentley's Miscellany" magazine from February 1837 through April 1839, but this three-volume edition was published in November 1838. (OLIVER TWIST was finally issued in ten serial parts in 1846 -- one of the scarcest "Dickens in parts.")~Within a week after initial publication, copies began to be issued (at Dickens's insistence) with his name on the title pages (rather than "Boz"), and with the "church" plate replacing the "fireside" plate. This copy is of the first issue -- with "Boz" on the title pages and with the "fireside" plate at the end of Vol III. This set is in the primary fine-diaper cloth (some copies are in horizontally-ribbed cloth of the same color, but with a different arabesque design -- precedence unknown). This copy does have the "London/Bentley" imprint at the foot of the spines, where some copies are blank; it has been surmised that the blank binding is earlier, if only because Bentley would have been more likely to add than to remove his name from the volumes -- though precedence is far from certain. Lastly, the list of illustrations in Vol I is present in this copy: again it is uncertain whether its absence or its presence was the earlier state, though it is possible that Bentley may have begun inserting it when he realized that George Cruikshank's name had otherwise been omitted from the publication. (Bear in mind that the second issue, with Dickens's name on the title pages, was out within a week of the first; therefore, all of these questions of precedence among issue points involve only a few days.)~This set is in FINE condition: there is essentially no external wear to the cloth, the spine gilt remains bright, the original yellow endpapers exhibit only the merest hint of cracking, there is scarcely any foxing at all on the textual leaves or plates. in fact, the ONLY notable flaw is that on two covers there is a faint partial glass-ring. Period. This is the best copy we have offered in our 35 years in business. Smith I pp 28-37; Gimbel A27; Eckel pp 59-61; Carter BV p. 107 and MBV p. 7. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case. Bookseller Inventory # 12634

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SKETCHES BY "BOZ," [FIRST AND SECOND SERIES]: DICKENS, Charles

DICKENS, Charles

Published by John Macrone 1837 (1836)

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Item Description: John Macrone 1837, 1836. First editions. Three volumes. The first series in original dark green cloth with gilt titles on the spine, the second series in peach coloured cloth with dark brown painted title area lettered in gilt to the spine. Yellow coated end papers. The second series in Sadleir's earlier state, with the frontispiece bound in the text and 'Vol III' still present on each of the plates. The first series in fine condition, crisp and bright, with just a trace of wear to one corner at the base of the spine of volume I and to the very tips of the outer corners. Internally, exceptionally fresh and clean with no browning to text or plates and all hinges in perfect condition. The second series has been neatly rebacked, as often, preserving much of the original spine, but is otherwise clean and crisp and is also internally very fresh. Overall an exceptionally well preserved set of Dickens's rare first work. Housed in old quarter leather chemises and slipcases. Twenty-six steel engraved plates by George Cruikshank (sixteen in the first series and ten in the second). Dickens's career as a writer of fiction began in 1833, when as a political journalist, he wrote a series of 'sketches' or observations on society, under the pen name of Boz, to be published in The Monthly Magazine. In 1835, acquaintance and young publisher John Macrone approached Dickens with the idea of publishing his stories in book form, offering £100 for the copyright. As Dickens's income at the time was £382 a year, this was a princely sum, and he approached the project with some enthusiasm, rewriting a number of the previously published stories and adding some new ones, notably 'A Visit to Newgate' and 'The Black Veil'. A further feather in the caps of both author and publisher was securing the services of the much better known George Cruikshank to illustrate the book, which instigated a relationship that was to be mutually fruitful throughout much of Dickens's and Cruikshank's careers. Sketches by Boz was published in 1836, to glowing reviews, helped in no small way by Dickens's own literary and journalistic contacts, and sold smartly, so that a second edition was published within the year, followed by a third in the following year. The book was the catalyst to Dickens's meteoric rise to literary fame that would in due course lead to him being regarded as the foremost writer of the Victorian age. It is likely that 'Sketches' was originally conceived as a three volume work, but that Dickens wanted to include more material than would comfortably fit into a uniform third volume, so it was decided to issue two volumes followed by a separate 'second series' some ten months later. Exact publication numbers are not known, but Macrone was a small establishment, so it is unlikely that each edition consisted of more that a couple of thousand copies. Sadleir ranked them first and second in his list of comparative scarcities for Dickens in original cloth and nice copies are now very infrequently encountered. Smith 1&2; Sadleir 699. Bookseller Inventory # 32876

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Pickwick Papers (Original Parts 20 in 19): Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1836)

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1836. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings in the ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a laid in check. A superb set in the publisher's green pictorial wrappers with minor wear to the spines and edges. These ORIGINAL wrappers include 27 additional plates with the rare suppressed plates by R. W. Buss in part 3. A total of 70 plates present, with the 27 additions showing different versions of the original 43, some plates being variants not mentioned in Hatton and Cleaver. "These three artists (Seymour, Buss, "Phiz") etched, in all, 92 plates for the completed work; of which 43 are the "Originals" as they appeared in the first issue of the monthly parts, 4 are "Replacements," 2 are "Substitutes," and 24 are "Duplicates" of the originals: total 73. The remaining 19 are not dealt with in this bibliography" (Hatton and Cleaver pp 17). Fourteen of the front wrappers and twelve of the back wrappers are first issue (the wrappers, like the plates, can be found in a number of variants). The text has issue points in twelve of the nineteen books, in this set two of the parts show first issue text and ten show later issue text. The Pickwick advertiser is present and complete in eleven of the sixteen parts which call for it. The set also retains five of the seven "addresses" that were issued in the course of publication. Back ads present are Parts IX, one ad;, part X, one ad; Part XIII, two ads; Part XIV, one ad; Part XV, seven ads; Part XVII, three ads; Part XVIII, four ads; and Part XIX-XX, four ads. This shows twenty-three of the thirty-four ads called for in Hatton and Cleaver. Not complete as for the advertisements, but still with many more ads here than most copies in recent years. An overall excellent set documenting the progression and development of the illustrated plates and their variations housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation SIGNED by the author. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16396580591

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Personal History of David Copperfield With Illustrations: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Bradbury & Evans, London (1850)

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans, London, 1850. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings bound in the ORIGINAL blue/green wrappers. A complete set with twenty numbers bound in nineteen parts that were issued monthly beginning in May 1849 and ending with a double number in November 1850. A beautiful set! All the wrappers are ORIGINAL with NO missing pages. The colors on the spines match and have benefitted from professional restoration. Overall, a lovely set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. We buy Charles Dickens First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11912046017

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The Personal History of David Copperfield.with Illustrations: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Bradbury & Evans, London (1849)

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans, London, 1849. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings in the ORIGINAL wrappers. Includes the first issue of part 8 with "Lile" for "Life" on pp 3 of the Advertiser, but without the scarce Letts diaries ad and specimens at back of part 8. This copy lacking approximately 16 ads, and with wrapper ads differing from Hatton & Cleaver on four parts. Eckel pp 75-77; Hatton & Cleaver pp 253-272; Sadleir 686. All the wrappers are ORIGINAL with some professional restoration. The pages are clean with minor wear to the edges. A wonderful set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16395404374

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DICKENS Charles

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Item Description: 1906. DICKENS, Charles. Works. London: Chapman and Hall, 1906-8. Forty volumes. Large octavo, contemporary full red morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and boards, red and green morocco doublures, watered silk endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $17,500.âNational Editionâ of the works, letters, and life of Dickens, copiously illustrated and beautifully bound, with a tipped-in leaf in Volume I inscribed and signed by Dickens: âFaithfully yours, Charles Dickens. London. Sixth July, 1850.ââCharles Dickens was the last of the great 18th-century novelists and the first of the great symbolic novelists, and in the crushing equilibrium between these two forces dwells the real strength of his artâ (Ackroyd, 1081). With mounted illustrations reproducing the original plates (including plates suppressed before publication), facsimiles of the original wrappers from the monthly parts, and Forsterâs Life of Charles Dickens. Without one plate (âOutline of the Maclise Paintingâ) in Fosterâs Life. A few volumes with minor expert restoration. A fine set, most beautifully bound, with a large and bold Dickens signature. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 88932

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DICKENS Charles BROWNE Hablot Knight

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Item Description: 1849. First Edition. DICKENS, Charles. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observations of David Copperfield. London: Bradbury & Evans, May 1849 to November 1850. Twenty parts in nineteen. Octavo, original pale bluish-green printed paper wrappers expertly respined. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $16,000.Scarce first edition in the original parts of Dickensâ âlargely autobiographicâ masterpiece, with additional vignette title-page, frontispiece and 38 etched plates by Hablot Knight Browne (âPhizâ).âThe first of Dickensâ big books to be written in the first person, and it is looked upon as being largely autobiographic. Though the original sales were comparatively smallâ"not exceeding 25,000â"the later popularity more than recompensed for its failure as an early money-maker. With many lovers of the great authorâs works, David Copperfield ranks as the best of his novels. With a book which gave to the world such characters as Betsy Trotwood, Micawber, the Pegottys and Mr. Dick, it would seem strange if it were otherwiseâ (Eckel, 75). âIt soon became clear that this was his âmasterpieceâ although, even so, Dickens himself retained a peculiarly private relationship with the novelâ (Ackroyd, 606). âWith a comparatively small printing, and because the issues in parts were much read and roughly handled, it is a matter of some difficulty to procure fine, clean and unrepaired setsâ (Eckel, 76). First issue of part VIII (page 3 of the âAdvertiserâ reads âLILEâ not âLIFEâ). Collates nearly complete, with âCopperfield Advertisers,â rear advertisements and slips, including the scarce âLettâs Diariesâ slip in Part VIII (âmore often than not a missing quantity,â Hatton & Cleaver, 254), but without the slip after plates in Part IX, rear slip in Part XII, rear slip in Part XIII, front slip in Part XVI, and last page of last ads in Part XIX-XX. With seven specimen diary leaves in Part VIII and variant ads in Parts XII and XVIII. With all 40 plates by iconic Dickens illustrator H.K. Browne, best known as âPhiz.â Gimbel A121. Eckel, 77. Hatton & Cleaver, 253. Morocco bookplate in clamshell box.Interiors quite clean with only very occasional foxing to text and plates, only a few spots of foxing and soiling to unusually bright original wrappers. A lovely item in near-fine condition. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 90369

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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London. (1836)

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London., 1836. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition in the ORIGINAL monthly parts, twenty numbers bound in nineteen. A beautiful set with the publisher's green printed wrappers with some repairs. The set is complete with all the text present, some missing advertisements, and lacking the earliest plates but having some important points present. The pages are clean with minor wear. A wonderful set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Dickens First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12390735107

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Bleak House (In the original 20 Parts: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Bradbury and Evans (1853)

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Item Description: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings in the ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS. A beautiful complete set with ALL the ads present, including the scarce "Village Pastor" booklet in part 15, conforming to Hatton and Cleaver Dickens bibliography. All the wrappers are ORIGINAL with some repair. The pages are clean with previous ownership signature to front wrapper of final part. Overall, a superb set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16395387238

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The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1843)

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings of All 20 original parts bound in 19 wrappers SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a check laid into volume 1. A wonderful set in the publisher's green printed wrappers with minor wear to the spines and edges. The pages are clean with minor wear. Otherwise, a beautiful set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Dickens First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16386662580

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DICKENS Charles DALZIEL BROTHERS

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Item Description: 1871. DICKENS, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition. London: Chapman and Hall (Virtue), [1871-80]. One hundred and one original parts. Small quarto, original blue printed paper wrappers, uncut. Housed in five custom clamshell boxes. $11,000.First English âHousehold Editionâ of Charles Dickensâ perennially popular and beloved novels and storiesâ" including such incomparable classics as The Pickwick Papers, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carolâ" illustrated with wood-engravings by the Dalziel Brothers after drawings by Barnard, âPhiz,â A.B. Frost and others. A splendid set, complete in the 101 parts in original wrappers.âHis imaginative freshness, his deep and sincere tenderness and pity, his whole-souled humor that is seldom sharpened into wit, his superabundance of creative energy, have built a deathless niche in the temple of fame for Charles Dickensâ (Kunitz & Haycraft, 184). This set includes all of Dickensâ major works, including The Pickwick Papers, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, Hard Times, Oliver Twist, and David Copperfield. This âHousehold Editionââ"as initially issued, in the original partsâ"contains hundreds of illustrations by Frederick Barnard, âPhiz,â A.B. Frost, Gordon Thomson, James Mahoney and others, all engraved on wood by the famous Dalziel Brothers. Up until photo-mechanical processes replaced reproductive wood-engraving, âthe most familiar studio in Victorian book illustration was the Brothers Dalzielâ (Hodnett, 148). Their âscale and the comprehensive nature of their activities make them the exemplars of the [âsixtiesâ] movementâ (Muir, 132)â" the âsixtiesâ being generally considered the greatest period of English book-illustration (Bliss, 198). In such works as Dickens, the Dalziels established âa prominent place in presenting the wonderful efflorescence of books illustrated with wood-engravingsâ (Ray, 90). The âHousehold Editionâ was first published in 55 volumes from 1861-71 in New York, with illustrations by Darley and Gilbert. The first English âHousehold Editionâ (offered here), with the Dalziel engravings, is easily distinguished from other early English editions by its printer, Virtue & Co. While no bibliographer has undertaken to collate the advertisements inserted into these original parts, many (if not all) of the original advertisement slips appear to be present, in addition to the advertisements on the wrappers, which are all present. Gimble D66. Several early parts expertly respined (1, 3, 8, 10, 17, 18); rear wrapper of 19 loose but present. Occasional foxing to wrappers and text; minor dust soiling and edgewear to fragile wrappers, wear to spines of a few early parts, as well as parts 72 and 75. An excellent set, very scarce in the original parts and complete. Bookseller Inventory # 90595

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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1838)

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1838. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent set in the original monthly parts. The complete set has all advertisements and advertisers except Amesbury Patent Supports in Part 3, and Tyas Heads in Parts 7 and 8. The ad in Part 19/20 for Hills Seal Wafers has five intact specimen color wafers; Mechi's Catalogue with red and black wrappers in Part 8; Part 16 with uncalled-for Views for Tourists slip; Part 4, p. 123 with "visiter" for "sister"; Part 5, p. 160 with "latter" for "letter." Eckel, pp. 64-66; Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 131-160 Overall, a lovely set with minor wear in collector's' condition housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14412301815

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The Personal History and Experience of DAVID: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: 1850. [the American serial parts] [In 20-parts-in-19.] New York: John Wiley [Parts 1-11 plus Part 19/20; G. P. Putnam, Parts 12-18], 1849-1850. Original light tan wrappers. First American Edition in serial parts (one of two such editions). In 1849-1850 both Lea & Blanchard of Philadelphia, and John Wiley / G.P. Putnam of New York (as here), issued DAVID COPPERFIELD in parts, derived from the English parts then coming out. (As Walter Smith points out, the front wrapper of the first two parts states "This edition is re-printed from proof sheets received by special arrangement from the London Publishers" -- but no such "arrangement" in writing has ever been found.) John Wiley of New York issued the first ten parts under his imprint, the next eight bore the imprint of G.P. Putnam, and the final double number bore the Wiley imprint again. (As Podeschi points out, the publisher imprint on Parts 12-18 varies, because when Putnam took over he used some of Wiley's old un-numbered wrappers -- but in this set, all seven do bear the Putnam imprint.)~The English serial parts had 40 plates by H.K. Browne ("Phiz") -- two per part. In the Wiley / Putnam parts, the first part reads "Illustrated by H.K. Browne" while the others read "The illustrations engraved on wood by J.W. Orr [& Brother], from designs by H.K. Browne." According to Wilkins these Orr plates were "much better drawn and engraved than those in the Philadelphia edition." A complete set of Wiley / Putnam parts contains 36 plates, not 40: for the first two parts, Wiley had great difficulty getting plates engraved in time to accompany their corresponding text; therefore, he issued Part 3 withOUT plates, and beginning with that part the wrapper states "The illustrations for this No. will be given with the next.". Thus Part 19/20 has the two plates that go with the text of Part 18, and that final part's wrapper states "The FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS for this Number will be furnished to Subscribers, Gratis, in a few days."~After serialization, Wiley published an 1850 two-volume edition (with all 40 plates); curiously, Lea & Blanchard did not publish a book edition until 1851. (Incidentally the actual "first American edition," i.e. the first to appear in its entirety in America, was Burgess's single-volume one in wrappers with only eight illustrations -- ironically Burgess set his text from, and copied the plates in Wiley's parts.)~This set is in very good-plus, perhaps near-fine condition: the wrappers have minor edge-wear and some fragile spines have some slight chipping, but the parts are COMPLETE and include all the proper wrappers. Many of the front wrappers include the signature of the same (undoubtedly first) owner of these parts -- in some cases inscribing them on to someone else, and in two cases adding a brief observation, namely "Good!" and "David commits Matrimony!". It is no exaggeration that one sees a hundred sets of English serial parts for every single set of American serial parts. Smith (American Dickens) pp 284-294 (this set -- see one of the above inscriptions in the photo on p. 284); Podeschi (Yale) A123; Carr (UTexas) B221; Wilkins p. 29. Bookseller Inventory # 12589

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DICKENS, CHARLES.

Published by LEIPZIG, LIEFERUNGEN, LONDON. (1838)

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Item Description: LEIPZIG, LIEFERUNGEN, LONDON., 1838. Piel original. Book Condition: Muy Bien. Primera edición. Dickens, Charles. Nickolaus Nickleby. (Libro en alemán original de la época). Leipzig, Lieferungen, London, 1838-39. 1ª edición Firsth edition. Características: Pasta dura en plena piel de la época. En excelente estado. Los cantos están limpios y el papel en excelente estado. Contiene 39 ilustraciones de gran belleza de PHIZ (artista de la época). . 532 p. (17. 5 x 12). Peso: 650 grs. Bookseller Inventory # 3098

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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1836)

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1836. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION in the monthly parts. These ORIGINAL 20 parts in 19 are bound with the publisher's green wrappers with forty-three illustrations by Seymour and Phiz and Buss. The wrappers have some professional restoration with light wear to the panels. The pages are clean with some wear to the edges. Overall, a lovely set preserved in a custom clamshell slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14633227541

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DICKENS Charles

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Item Description: 1859. First Edition. DICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. Octavo, 19th-century three-quarter green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges. $8800.First edition, first issue, bound from parts, of Dickensâ second historical novel and one of his most enduring worksâ"a powerful tale of self-sacrifice and rebirth against the backdrop of the French Revolution, handsomely bound.âDickens had always admired Carlyleâs History of the French Revolution, and asked him to recommend suitable books from which he could research the period; in reply Carlyle sent him a âcartloadâ of volumes⦠So great was [Dickensâ] enthusiasm for the story that it had indeed âtaken in possessionâ of him⦠The force of the novel springs from its exploration of darkness and death but its beauty derives from Dickensâ real sense of transcendence, from his ability to see the sweep of destinyâ (Ackroyd, 858). The last of Dickensâ books to be illustrated by H.K. Browne (âPhizâ), with 16 engraved plates by him. âBrowne, for 23 years responsible for all the etchings which had so successfully embellished these [Dickensâ] books, produced his last drawings for the present work⦠Bradbury and Evans, the printers of all and publishers of five of Dickensâ works as issued in monthly parts, had ceased to act in this dual capacity after completion of Little Dorrit⦠[resulting] in the return of Chapman and Hall as publishers of this and all succeeding worksâ (Hatton & Cleaver, 333). First issue, with page 213 misnumbered as 113 (corrected in ink by hand in this copy) and other called-for first-issue points. Originally published as a serial in Dickensâ weekly journal All the Year Round, issued in eight parts from June to December 1859. Hatton & Cleaver, 333-42. Smith I:13. Eckel, 86-90. Gimbel A143. Early ink owner signatures.A few spots of light marginal foxing to text, only light wear to extremities of binding. A handsome copy in near-fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 89951

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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Bradbury and Evans, London, 1852. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings in the ORIGINAL light blue-green pictorial wrappers. A wonderful set. All the wrappers are present with light wear to spine and panels. Each book has every "Bleak House Advertiser" at the beginning of each part. These 20-in-19 monthly serial parts that were issued from March 1852 through September 1853 and ALL the parts are present. The pages have some discoloration and minor wear. There is NO marks or bookplates in the books. Overall, a beautiful complete set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Dickens First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12270056091

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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION in the original monthly parts. A beautiful copy. These ORIGINAL 20 parts in 19 are bound with the publisher's blue/green wrappers with illustrations by Phiz. The wrappers are complete with some repair. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates. Overall, a wonderful set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14633372055

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Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (ORIGINAL: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, 1843. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition of ALL the American parts with the following points. Part 1 has all the original plates (1) (2) and text 1-48 is complete. The advertisements on back wrappers are in chain-like frame as called for. Part 2 has the original plates (2) (3) and text 49-96 is complete. Front inside wrapper does have the chain-like frame for advertisement. Part 3 has the front wrapper and the original plates (5) 6 present but it is missing the back wrapper and pages 137-144) Part 4 has the original plates (7) 8 and pages 145-192 are complete. Advertisement on wrappers present. Part 5 has the original plates (9) (10) and pages 193-240 are complete. Advertisement on wrappers present. Part 6 has the original plates (11) (12) and pages 241-288 are complete. Advertisement on wrappers present. Part 7 (Plates (13) (14) missing, text is complete 289-312 and advertisements present on wrappers. Overall, a nice set with some wear to the wrappers as expected for such a scarce set. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Dickens First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17584041847

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Original Parts] THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF: DICKENS, Charles

DICKENS, Charles

Published by London: Chapman & Hall, (1838-39) (1838)

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Item 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

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OLIVER TWIST; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress.: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, first printing, first issue. Bound by Hatchards in full crushed crimson morocco, five raised bands to the spine, borders and inner dentelles in gilt. Red silk ribbon page marker to each volume. Top edge gilt. The original reddish brown publishers cloth bound into the rear of each volume. Half titles present in volumes I and II, as called for. Four pages of adverts to vol I, and two pages of adverts to vol III. 24 plates by George Cruikshank, including the fireside plate (which was removed on Dickens' insistence and replaced with the Church plate in all but the earliest copies). Single page list of illustrations present to volume one. The binding is in fine condition. The contents with the usual darkening or oxidisation of the plates (tissue guards inserted at the time of binding) and some spotting and finger marks to the margins of the text pages throughout. A very attractive and complete example. Unusually for Dickens' novels, Oliver Twist was first issued complete in book form rather than monthly serial parts. It did appear in "Bentley's Miscellany" magazine, but was not completed until April 1839. (Eckel 59; Smith, Walter: Dickens in the original cloth. Part one: 4.) Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 10989

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OUR MUTUAL FRIEND: Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: 1864. [the rare Bradburn edition] [In Four Volumes.] New York: John Bradburn (successor to M. Doolady), 1864/-64/-65/-65. Original blind-stamped dark brown cloth with spine lettering and vignettes in gilt. First American Edition of the first and third volumes (in fact, those two volumes preceded even their English counterparts).~OUR MUTUAL FRIEND was originally issued in England in 20/19 monthly parts, from May 1864 through November 1865; it was also issued there in two volumes (both dated 1865), the first in January 1865 and the second in October 1865. In America, OUR MUTUAL FRIEND did not appear in monthly parts, but rather was serialized in Harper's. The publisher Bradburn, by electing to publish OUR MUTUAL FRIEND in four separate "books" (each as soon as possible, from serial copy), was thereby the first publisher on either side of the Atlantic to issue at least a portion of the novel in book form. Vol. I, dated 1864, was issued in early October 1864, three months before the first English volume. Vol. II is also dated 1864, but frankly the date is suspect, as the serialization in England was not halfway done until February 1865. Vol. III, dated 1865, was most likely published around mid-year 1865, which again would constitute the first book appearance of that portion on either side of the Atlantic. Vol. IV was then issued in December 1865.~The only other early American edition was by Harper (two 1865 volumes in wrappers (February and November 1865, or one 1865 volume in cloth (November)); thus that edition constitutes the first complete American edition to be published. T. B. Peterson of Philadelphia then produced an early undated edition by arrangement with Harper. Nonetheless the Bradburn edition has the twin distinctions of being the first American edition to appear, and of being the first book appearance of half of the novel on either side of the Atlantic.~The Bradburn edition includes eighteen wood engraving plates, after some of the forty originals done by Marcus Stone for English serialization. Though the bindings for all four volumes are uniform, the endpapers of the first two are pale yellow while those of the last two are pale peach -- as on the only other complete set we know of. The title pages of all but the first volume mention "Book the Second," etc.~The condition of all four volumes is good-to-very good, the main detriment being wear at the extremities (spine ends and fore-corners). The original endpapers are intact (one lacks just a small corner), and the last three volumes bear the same owner's signature dated May 26, December 30 and December 30 of 1865. Since the four volumes were issued separately, one rarely finds all four volumes together -- and in particular in such uniform condition; in fact, we know of only two other complete sets in existence. Not in the Gimbel collection at Yale (but see A153, which appears to be a later issue (four volumes, all dated 1865, bound into two volumes in original cloth, with the same pagination and plates as this set); not in the Vanderpoel collection at UTexas; not in Wilkins. Bookseller Inventory # 12102

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Charles Dickens

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1840. First Edition. With 2 small spots and small old names on wrappers. The partes are housed in a very fine a little later slipcase in form of a book with half calf spine, raised bands and goldprint on spine The original 20 parts are bound in the publisher's green wrappers with illustrations by G. Cattermole and H.K. Browne. The wrappers are complete with many if not all advertisments, and are in perfect condition with no wear to spines. Bookseller Inventory # 15092405

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DICKENS, CHARLES

Published by London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846-48 (1846)

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Item Description: London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846-48, 1846. First edition, parts issue. 20 parts in 19, as issued, 8vo, original pictorial blue wrappers. 40 plates. ? 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, "married" or "made up.". 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. 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 Kaye's 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, "Capitan" for "Captain"; part 14, page 426, "if" is not present; on page 431, the page number is present (in Hatton & Cleaver's earliest issue the number is omitted). Bookseller Inventory # 19908

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Gad's Hill Place- Auction Catalogues] Higham, Near: DICKENS, Charles
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Item 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. $6,000. Bookseller Inventory # 66340

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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: 1846. Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation. 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

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DEALINGS With The FIRM Of DOMBEY And: Dickens, Charles [1812

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

Published by Wiley and Putnam, New York (1848)

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Item Description: Wiley and Putnam, New York, 1848. 20 parts in 19. Last two parts with imprint, "John Wiley". Illustrated with 36 plates after Phiz, redrawn & engraved on wood by J. W. Orr. Publication began without waiting for the illustrations, so Part I comes without plates, the plates issued beginning with Part II. The final 4 illustrations not issued with the Parts, but would be available with the subsequent volume issue. At the base of the front wrapper(s) is found the statement: "The Illustration for this Number will be given with the Next." 7-1/2" x 5" Wiley & Putnam were the first of the US houses to hit the streets with Dickens' new novel, beginning with Part I issued October 1846, though in the rush to press, the part was issued without the 2 plates found in the Bradbury & Evans production. A quite scarce edition, especially in comparison to the UK parts issue, which shows up with some regularity. Occasional soiling & staining to wrappers, with some modest chipping to spine paper. First 9 numbers with previous owner signature. Part XIX/XX lacks rear wrapper. Some foxing. Overall, Very Good. Printed grey-brown paper wrappers 1st US edition (Gimbel A104; Edgar & Vail, p. 24; Smith AMERICAN, 7; VanderPoel B197(1); Wilkins, p. 25). Bookseller Inventory # 40340

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DICKENS Charles BROWNE Hablot Knight

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Item Description: 1838. First Edition. DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London: Chapman and Hall, 1838-39. Twenty parts in nineteen. Octavo, original printed green wrappers. $5500.First edition, mixed issue, in original parts of one of Dickensâ most popular works, illustrated with 39 engraved plates by Hablot K. Browne (âPhizâ).The plot, the characters, the dialogueâ"indeed "everything about [Nickleby] has the feel of theatre; it is as if Dickens saw human life conducted among lights of the stage, making it somehow large and brighter than the reality" (Ackroyd, 283). Illustrated with 39 engraved plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") and an engraved plate of Dickens after a portrait by Daniel Maclise in the final part. Mixed issue (including first issue Part IV with "visiter" instead of "sister" on page 123 and later issue Part V with "letter" instead of "latter" on page 160). All plates are present and first issue, including an early steel of the Linkinwater plate (Part XII; the first three steels are indistinguishable) and the first steel of the Nicholas plate (Part XV). All wrappers are first issue. The non-essential Ashby slip in Part XVI is not present in this copy. The following advertisements are also not present: Mechi's catalogue in Part II; Rippon, Loan Fund, and Amesbury's ads in Part III; the Tyas ad in Part VIII; the first six pages of the Nickleby Advertiser in Part X; History of England ad in Part XV; first 10 pages of Nickleby Advertiser in Part XVIII; and Gulliver's Travels ad in Part XIX/XX. Part VII with the Tea advertisement variant. Part XV with Menzie's slip ad not called for in Hatton & Cleaver. Part XIX/XX with rare "Hill's Wafers" advertisement: "Where the ['Hill's Wafers' advertisement] is found, it should have affixed, five differently coloured specimen wafers, but it is unusual to see it in a complete state; more often than not, the wafers are lacking" (Hatton & Cleaver, 135). This copy has both the advertisement and the rare wafers. Hatton & Cleaver, 131-160. Eckel 64. Smith 40. Tiny bookseller tickets at bottoms of front wrappers of several parts.Light scattered foxing and minor offsetting to interiors, only slightest soiling and light rubbing mainly to spine extremities of wrappers. A desirable unrestored copy in near-fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 103225

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