Results (1 - 30) of 5172
Adventures of Oliver Twist Or, The Parish: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by London Bradbury and Evans (1846)

Used Soft cover First Edition Signed

Quantity Available: 1

From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 45,000.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 1.

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

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1836)

Used Soft cover First Edition Signed

Quantity Available: 1

From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 25,000.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 2.

OLIVER TWIST;: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Used Softcover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA] (Yarmouth, ME, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 2-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 24,500.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.75
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 3.

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

DICKENS, Charles]

Published by John Macrone 1837 (1836)

Used Softcover

Quantity Available: 1

From: Jonkers Rare Books (Henley on Thames, OXON, United Kingdom)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 24,355.16
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 19.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 4.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Dickens, Charles [1812

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

Published by S. H Goetzel & Co., J. Y. Thompson, Printer, Mobile (1863)

Used Softcover

Quantity Available: 1

From: Tavistock Books, ABAA (Alameda, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 22,000.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: S. H Goetzel & Co., J. Y. Thompson, Printer, Mobile, 1863. 388 pp. 7-3/4" x 5-1/8" A rare Confederate imprint of Dickens? classic bildungsroman, published during the height of the Civil War by S.H. Goetzel & Co. in Mobile, Alabama, three years after the novel?s serial appearance in All the Year Round and the subsequent Chapman and Hall publication were greeted with thunderous acclaim. Goetzel was an Austrian-born publisher, bookseller, and sometime stationer, who seems to have done everything he could to stay in business despite the constant threat of war and the shortages of materials. A die-hard Confederate during the war, who lobbied fiercely to become the publisher of Confederate textbooks (and to create a standardized version of such, since none existed), Goetzel later became something of a book scout for the Boston Athenaeum after the war ended, helping to round up Confederate imprints as part of their effort to consolidate what Charles H. Poole termed ?material for an impartial history?; Poole also noted that ?[s]ome of the most violent publications of the war were printed here [in Mobile], and a whole edition of 2000 copies of ?Confederate? a savage pamphlet, was consigned to the flames by Mr. G. on the capture of the city.?As was not uncommon at the time, due to the scarcity of paper, wallpaper was repurposed for this edition?s wrappers; unlike many other such publications (and most of Goetzel?s), however, the wallpaper in this case was intentionally employed as a design element, with the decorative side outward and printed upon, rather than being mere backing to a plain-fronted wrapper. (Baker, Cathleen A., ?The Enterprising S. H. Goetzel: Antebellum and Civil War Publisher in Mobile, Alabama.? The Legacy Press, 2013)Very scarce on the market: ABPC shows no copies at auction these past 30+ years. Binding - Fine. Text Block - About VG (front wrapper with restoration/browning & spotting to text/the occasional paper defect). Modern blue half-morocco leather binding with marbled paper boards. Original front wrapper, printed on wall-paper, bound-in 1st Confederate edition (Parrish & Willingham 6301). Not in Gimbel, nor VanderPoel. Bookseller Inventory # 34409

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 5.

Personal History of David Copperfield With Illustrations: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Bradbury & Evans, London (1850)

Used Soft cover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 20,000.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 6.

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

Dickens, Charles

Published by Bradbury & Evans, London (1849)

Used Soft cover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17,500.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 7.

The Nonesuch Dickens Edited by Arthur Waugh,: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by The Nonesuch Press London 1937-8 (1937)

Used Softcover Signed

Quantity Available: 1

From: Anthony Smith Books (London, LND, United Kingdom)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 13,151.79
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 18.39
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: The Nonesuch Press London 1937-8, 1937. 8vo. 25 volumes, set, including the plate and Nonesuch Dickensiana. Limited to 877 copies. Publisher's coloured buckram. Black leather title labels. Edges untrimmed. Top edges gilt. Engraved title vignettes and plates, facsimile wrappers from the original parts. Illustrated throughout, mostly from the original plates or blocks which were then dispersed with the sets. This set includes the original wood-engraved plate of "'This is a sweet spot, ain't it? A lovely spot.'" by G.J. Pinwell for The Uncommercial Traveller, housed in a boxed volume together with a print and a typed letter of authenticity from the publisher, signed by Arthur Waugh the Deputy Chairman of Chapman & Hall. Spines uniformly slightly faded. Near fine. The Nonesuch Dickensiana has dust-soiled covers and is somewhat foxed inside. A very handsome set of the finest library edition. Bookseller Inventory # 1569

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 8.

The Personal History of David Copperfield: Charles Dickens, with

Charles Dickens, with illustrations by H. K. Browne

Published by Bradbury & Evans, London (1850)

Used Wraps First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 13,000.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.50
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Bradbury & Evans, London, 1850. Wraps. H. K. Browne (illustrator). First edition in original monthly parts. This is the complete first, serialized edition of David Copperfield, housed in a full morocco case with nested cloth chemise. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic, widely viewed to be the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. David Copperfield, published at the height of Dickens’ celebrity, was considered to be largely autobiographical. "It is Dickens's first first-person novel (David as narrator calls it ‘my written memory’) and in it he draws, much more directly than hitherto, on events and people from his own personal life in ‘a very complicated interweaving of truth and fiction’" (ODNB) Dickens called David Copperfield a "favourite child" and wrote of it "Of all my books, I like this the best." David Copperfield was originally serialized between May 1849 and November 1850 in 20 numbers bound in 19 monthly parts, the last two (19 & 20) being issued as a double number. Design for the green wrappers and forty plates illustrating this first serialized edition was by the English artist and illustrator Hablot Knight Browne (1815-1882), known by the pen name "Phiz." After illustrating Dickens’ first serial fiction, Pickwick Papers (1836-37), "For the next twenty-three years Browne was Dickens’ foremost illustrator and first graphic interpreter." (ODNB) Reprints were issued in wrappers without any advertisements. All 19 parts in this set have been carefully collated to confirm the presence of all plates by H. K. Browne, as well as all advertisements specified by Hatton and Cleaver (pp.253-272), including the complex folding insert for "Letts’s Diaries for 1850" with sample leaves in Part VIII. In the final installment (Parts 19 and 20) we also find an additional advertisement not specified in Hatton and Cleaver. This is an 8-page leaflet between the front wrapper verso and the facing "Copperfield Advertiser" for The Architectural Antiquities of Athens ("This Day is published, in Imperial Quarto, price One Shilling, to be continued Fortnightly, No. 1 "). All original wrappers are intact, with a partial vertical split to the spine of Part 1. We note the same previous owner name inked in the upper blank margin of the front wrapper of 14 parts - Numbers III, VI, VIII-XI, and XIII-XX. The set is housed in a red cloth chemise nested within a two-piece full red morocco box with rounded spine, raised bands, gilt rule spine compartments, and double gilt rule borders on the covers. The morocco box is well crafted, showing some venerable age consonant with the contents it has well protected. We note light overall scuffing to the box with some darkening of the top and spine, and with the nested red cloth chemise split at some of the folds. Bookseller Inventory # 003844

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 9.

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London. (1836)

Used Soft cover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12,500.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 10.

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

Dickens, Charles

Published by Bradbury and Evans (1853)

Used Soft cover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12,500.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 11.

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (April 1836-November 1837)

Used Original Wraps First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12,000.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London (April 1836-November 1837). Original Wraps. First Edition. First edition in the original monthly parts; 20 parts in 19, original green wrappers. A NEAR PRIME COPY, lacking just 3 of the 11 points required in Eckel's bibliography "The First Editions of the Writings of Charles Dickens." These 11 points are repeated here, with comments: (1) All covers must bear the date 1836 - they do. (2) Parts I and II front wrap must carry the words "With Four Illustrations By Seymour" - they do not. (3) Part III front wrap must have the words "With Illustrations By R. W. Buss - it does not. (4) Part I must have four plates by Seymour, signed and not re-etched by "Phiz" it does. (5) Part II must have three plates by Seymour, signed - it does. (6) Part III must have two plates by Buss - it does. (7) Part IV has the two plates indistinctly signed "Nemo" and not "Phiz." - it does. (8) Parts II, III, X and XV must have the addresses by the author [all are present except in part II]. (9) Parts XVII, XVIII and XIX/XX must have addresses by the publisher - they do. (10) Plates in parts I to XII must have no captions, but do have page numbers; plates in parts XIII through XIX/XX must have neither captions, nor page numbers - they all conform. (11) The signboard on the vignette title page must read "Tony Veller" and the signature "Phiz Fecit" must surround the tablet at the bottom of frontispiece - they do. So the only points lacking here are the illustrator's names on the front wraps of parts I, II and III, and the Author's Address in part II; but for these, the present copy would be a Prime Copy. Additionally, this remarkable set has a plethora of ads, wrappers without repair and plates which are very good to fine. A complete description will be provided upon request. Housed in a classy black full leather solander (pull-off-top) slipcase. Provenance: from the (Thomas) Hatton & Cleaver collection. Armorial bookplate. Bookseller Inventory # 7656

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 12.

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1843)

Used Soft cover First Edition Signed

Quantity Available: 1

From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11,000.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 13.

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1838)

Used Soft cover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10,000.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 14.

The Personal History and Experience of DAVID: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Used Softcover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA] (Yarmouth, ME, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 2-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9,500.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.75
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 15.

DICKENS, CHARLES.

Published by LEIPZIG, LIEFERUNGEN, LONDON. (1838)

Used Piel original First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Carlos Héctor García Toscano (Cuernavaca Morelos, ., Mexico)

Bookseller Rating: 3-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9,288.27
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 16.50
From Mexico to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 16.

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1836)

Used Soft cover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9,000.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 17.

Dickens, Charles

Used Softcover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA] (Yarmouth, ME, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 2-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8,750.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.75
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: 1846. [a remarkably fine set] 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], 1846-1848. 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 of Philadelphia 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."~This is A REMARKABLY FINE SET. Most of the parts are virtually flawless, other than trifling wear at the very tips of the spine; Part I has a chip in its rear wrapper, and Parts XV and XVII have minor wear at the spine, but overall the condition of this set is amazing. The rarity of American Dickens in parts can hardly be over-emphasized; it is no exaggeration that one encounters hundreds of English sets in parts for every single American set of parts. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase (bearing the wrong date) and inner chemise. Podeschi (Yale) A104; Wilkins p. 25. Bookseller Inventory # 13319

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 18.

Dickens, Charles

Published by Bradbury and Evans, London (1852)

Used Soft cover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7,500.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 19.

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1843)

Used Soft cover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7,500.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 20.

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

Dickens, Charles

Published by Harper & Brothers (1843)

Used Soft cover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7,500.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 21.

Our Mutual Friend Original monthly parts 20: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1864)

Used Soft cover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7,500.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1864. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings in the publisher's ORIGINAL wrappers. The book is complete with ALL 20 parts bound in 19 wrappers. A fabulous set with many ads present with repair to spines. The pages are clean with NO writing or bookplates in the wrappers. A superb COMPLETE set, ALL in ORIGINAL wrappers, no facsimiles, housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-19243536439

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 22.

A WEEK'S TRAMP In DICKENS-LAND. Together with: Dickens, Charles. 1812

Dickens, Charles. 1812 - 1870]. [Guild of Women-Binders]. Hughes, William R[ichard. 1830 - 1899]. Kitton, F[rederic]. G[eorge. 1856 - 1904] - Illustrator. Chapman, Frederick - Recipient. Sala, George Augustus [1828 - 1895]. Jerrold, Douglas William [1803 - 1857]. Hogarth, George [1783 - 1870]. Rossetti, Dante Gabriel [1828 - 1882]. Smith, Charles Roach [1807 - 1890]. Lemon, Mark [1809 - 1870]. Ruskin, John [1819 - 1900]. Wordsworth, Christopher [1807 - 1885]

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1891)

Used Softcover

Quantity Available: 1

From: Tavistock Books, ABAA (Alameda, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 6,545.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1891. One volume bound into 2: xx, 160; [161] - 432 pp (including Index). Tipped in on fly leaf of Vol I, a 12-page booklet titled "An Interesting Dickens Collection", of which only 100 copies were printed on June 9th, 1887. Holograph title page in V. 2 facing an engraved frontispiece portrait of a young Charles Dickens. Color frontispiece. Published with 100+ illustrations by Kitton, et al. Letter facsimiles. This 1/20 limited copy with 5 additional inserted plates & facsimiles. Also, extra-illustrated for presentation, including 130+ additional plates, many of them india proofs, along with steel plate engravings & etchings [16 hand-colored, 3 in sepia tone], some folding. Additionally, inserted on mounts are 7 ALs letters [see below], as well as a signed CDV of Rev. Dr. Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln. 8vo. About 20 years after the death of Dickens, the author and his friend & fellow Dickensian, Mr. F. G. Kitton, decided to find and visit the real-life settings for the scenes in Dickens's novels and stories. Following their trip, Chapman & Hall published this limited edition in 20 copies with more than a hundred in-text illustrations showing these venues, with five extra illustrations including two matte collodion portrait photographs of the author and Mr. Kitton. Our copy is additionally extra adorned with 7 authograph letters by George Augustus Sala (2), Douglas Jerrold (3), George Hogarth (4), Dante G. Rossetti (5) (referring to Mr. Swinburne's affairs), Charles Roach Smith (6), Mark Lemon (7), and John Ruskin (8); and also includes an authograph and signed carte de visite by Rev. Dr. Wordsworth (9), bishop of Lincoln. (1) The Guild of Women-Binders was founded by Frank Karslake (who also founded The Hampstead Bindery) in 1898. It operated until 1904 as a loosely-knit federation of women binders from such groups as the Edinburgh Social Union, the Kirkby Lonsdale Handicraft Class, the Chiswick Art Workers' Guild, and Miss Bassett's Leighton Buzzard Handicraft Class for crippled girls, among others. Some of the more outstanding women binders represented by the Guild included Miss Constance Karslake, Miss Edith de Rheims, Florence de Rheims, Miss Helen Schofield, Mrs. Frances Knight, Mrs. Macdonald, Miss Lilian Overton, Miss Gaskell and Miss Edwards. The Guild, together with its counterpart, The Hampstead Bindery, published "The Bookbindings of To-morrow" in 1902, and held both exhibitions and sales of their bindings at Sotheby's. (2) George Augustus Sala was a renown British journalist. In 1851 Charles Dickens accepted his article, "The Key of the Street," for his journal, Household Words. This was the first of many articles that Dickens published over the next few years. In April, 1856, Dickens sent Sala to Russia as the journal's special correspondent. Sala also contributed to the author's next venture, "All the Year Round." (3) Douglas William Jerrold was an English dramatist and writer. He founded and edited for some time, with indifferent success, the Illuminated Magazine, Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, and Douglas Jerrold's Weekly Newspaper; and under his editorship Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper rose from almost nonentity to a circulation of 582,000. The history of his later years is little more than a catalogue of his literary productions, interrupted now and again by brief visits to the Continent or to the country. Douglas Jerrold died at his house, Kilburn Priory, in London on the 8 June 1857 and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery, where Charles Dickens was a pall-bearer. Dickens gave a public reading to raise money for Jerrold's widow. (4) George Hogarth was a Scottish newspaper editor, music critic, and musicologist. He authored several books on opera and Victorian musical life in addition to contributing articles to various publications. From 1846?1866 he worked as a music critic for The Daily News, a paper which was founded by Charles Dickens. He had previously met Dickens in 1834 while they were both working for the Morning. Bookseller Inventory # 2230.6

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 23.

OUR MUTUAL FRIEND: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Used Softcover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA] (Yarmouth, ME, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 2-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 6,250.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.75
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 24.

Charles Dickens

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1840)

Used Softcover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Andersens Antikvariat (Glostrup, Denmark)

Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 6,194.57
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 19.03
From Denmark to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 25.

DICKENS, CHARLES

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

Used Softcover

Quantity Available: 1

From: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 6,000.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 26.

Gad's Hill Place- Auction Catalogues] Higham, Near: DICKENS, Charles
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 6,000.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 27.

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (January 1843-July 1844)

Used Original Wraps First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 5,900.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London (January 1843-July 1844). Original Wraps. First Edition. Publisher's Presentation Copy, with "With The Publisher's Compliments" stamped onto front wrapper of part V. First edition in the original parts, 20 parts in 19; original green printed wrappers - ALL wrappers are correct. ALL ads and slips are present, as called for by Hatton & Cleaver, except for the rare "Foreign Travel" slip in part VII, which is known in only 6 copies. Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne. The plates in part III are browned at edges, all others are very good to fine. An outstanding set, internally very clean and bright; minor soiling to a few wrappers; neat owner name on front wrap of part XII; most parts have spines expertly renewed; short closed marginal tear to rear wrap of 19/20, expertly repaired. Armorial bookplate. Housed in a custom quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 185-212. Bookseller Inventory # 7478

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 28.

Bleak House (20 Parts in 19, in: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Bradbury and Evans, London (March 1852-September 1853)

Used Original Wraps First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 5,900.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Bradbury and Evans, London (March 1852-September 1853). Original Wraps. First Edition. Octavo, 20 parts in 19, original blue printed wrappers. ALL wrappers are correct. ALL ads and slips are present, as called for by Hatton & Cleaver. Illustrated by Phiz (H. K. Browne); [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, [1]2-624. Spines expertly renewed on some parts; plates are very good to fine, some lightly age-toned. Wrappers are exceptionally clean and bright, without repairs. An outstanding set and with a pedigree - it is from the (Thomas) Hatton & Cleaver collection. Housed in a maroon quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise. Armorial bookplate. Bookseller Inventory # 7655

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 29.

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (April 1838 - October 1839)

Used Original Wraps First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 5,900.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London (April 1838 - October 1839). Original Wraps. First Edition. First edition in the original monthly parts; 20 parts in 19; green printed wrappers. ALL wrappers are correct; All ads and slips are present, except for the Tyas "Heads of the People" ad in part VIII. First edition, first issue of the text, with part IV having the misprint "visiter" for "sister" on page 123, line 17 and with part V having the misprint "latter" for "letter" on page 160, line 6 up. Plate 29, in part XV is the fourth plate. Octavo, [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, [1]2-624. The Advertiser in part XVI is partly unopened. Plates in parts VI, VII and XVI are browned at edges, all other plates are very good to fine. Neat owner name on margin of parts VI, XI and XIX/XX; spines are expertly renewed on several parts, wrappers are clean and bright, without repair. The quite scarce Hill's Seal Wafers ad, has one seal. Overall, an outstanding set, lacking just one (scarce) ad, and with a pedigree - it is from the (Thomas) Hatton & Cleaver collection. Armorial bookplate. Housed in a handsome solander pull-off top slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 129-160. Bookseller Inventory # 7657

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 30.

Condition

Binding

Collectible Attributes

Free Shipping

Bookseller Location

  • All Locations

Bookseller Rating

Results (1 - 30) of 5172