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DICKENS, Charles.) BROWNE, Hablot K.

Published by London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853 (1853)

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Item Description: London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853, 1853. Comprising 29 drawings of various sizes (generally about 110 × 175 mm) in pencil and watercolour, individually mounted on sunk mounts, hinged, in a late 19th-century album. The album oblong folio (310 × 240 mm), dark blue morocco, front cover with large metal monogram (comprising initials C, E, I, and G), fore edge with brass lock and key, edges red. Together with a copy of the published book in 19/20 original parts, octavo, original pictorial wrappers. Book label in Part 1 of Mortimer L. Schiff (1877–1931). Wrappers a little chipped at spine ends as often, plates with marginal oxidisation as usual, a very good set. Frontispiece, vignette title-page, and 38 engraved plates (including 10 "dark" plates) by H. K. Browne. As usual, there is some variation in the make-up of the inserted advertisements from the exhaustive collation of the ideal copy provided by Hatton & Cleaver; however, "The Village Pastor" booklet in Part 15, described by Hatton & Cleaver as "rather scarce" and "often wanting" is here present. Hablot Knight Browne (1815–1882) is the illustrator most closely associated with Dickens: he even changed his pseudonym to Phiz to harmonize with Dickens's Boz. His achievement in rescuing the ill-fated images for Pickwick Papers established his reputation, and he continued to illustrate the majority of Dickens's full-length novels until the end of the 1850s. The illustrations to Bleak House show him at the zenith of his powers. Thirty-nine Phiz illustrations were originally published with the book's serialization in 1852–3. The present collection of 29 drawings, which remained unknown to Kitton, was sold at auction in 1922 for £480. The collection was then described as being accompanied by a letter (no longer present) dated 1 July 1878, reading: "Dear Sir, The sketches which I have forwarded to you, are those which my father (Hablot K. Browne) made for his etchings to 'Bleak House', which I received direct from his hands. I am, Dear Sir, yrs. Faithfully, W. G. N. Browne." The collection was subsequently acquired by the noted collector Mortimer L. Schiff (1877–1931), remaining in the possession of his heirs after his death. One other set of Phiz drawings for this title is known to us, a complete set of drawings for the originals, including the frontispiece and vignette title, formerly in the collection of the Duchess of St Albans, together with similar suites for David Copperfield and Dombey and Son. These were sold by Sotheby's, 20 Nov. 1899, lots 826–8, to Sabin, who paid £360 for the Bleak House drawings. All three collections are now in the Elkins Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia. That the present collection includes drawings done before publication is indicated by the artist's instruction on the illustration for "Mr Guppy's Entertainment", "Bite it all a shade darker H.K.B." In other respects, the drawings mostly conform to the final published versions, with the notable exceptions of the design for "Visitors to the Shooting Galley", which is quite different, and the dramatic drawing of "The Mausoleum at Chesney Wold", which is apparently unpublished in this version. The album of original drawings is offered together with a copy of the first edition in the original parts, which appeared in 20 numbers, bound in 19 monthly parts, the last forming a double number, from March 1852 to September 1853. "Writing at the height of his powers, Dickens adopts a virtuoso form of double narration, and the novel has since the middle of the twentieth century been widely acclaimed as his greatest work" (ODNB). Eckel, p. 79–81; Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 275–304. Bookseller Inventory # 100033

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DICKENS, Charles.

Published by Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1842 (1842)

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1842, 1842. Large octavo. Original brown vertical grain cloth, covers blind-stamped, spine with figure and title in gilt (stained, worn), inscribed to Bryant "from his friend and admirer, Charles Dickens". Housed in a brown quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Substantial dampstaining to top edges of boards, also affecting contents but to a lesser extent, head and tail of spine chipped, wormholes to joints, boards rubbed and scuffed, ring stain to front board, some spotting and oxidisation of plates, sporadic foxing and tanning to text. Provenance: by descent from the recipient. Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores. Dickens met Bryant for their first private audience on his American tour on Tuesday 22 February 1842 and presented him with a gift of six books, all American editions of his own works. Bryant reciprocated by presenting Dickens a copy of this own The Fountain and other Poems, his inscription using the same form of words (that copy later in the Stephen H. Wakeman collection, sold American Art Association, April 1924, lot 26, $400). Bryant was well-disposed to Dickens, at that time the most famous living author in the world, but he, like many other Americans, was dismayed by the criticisms Dickens expressed in his American Notes (1842) and in the American chapters of Martin Chuzzlewit (1844). However, he recovered sufficiently to visit Dickens as an old friend on his return to America in 1867. The fact that this is an American edition of Dickens's first publishing success is evocative: Dickens had strong feelings on the contentious issue of international copyright, and the subject hung over the whole trip. He mentioned it himself several times during his public engagements, eventually drawing on himself the wrath of the American press. Lea and Blanchard (successors to Cary and Lea) were Dickens's "official" American publishers and had prepared for his visit by reprinting his works to date, but the American economy was in the middle of a depression, general fiction could only be sold in the cheapest possible formats, and the cash-strapped publishers were not eager to further erode their profits by paying royalties to foreign authors. Bookseller Inventory # 90110

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1861)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1861. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings of all three books without any "edition" printed on the title pages. Later editions such as second, third, fourth and fifth impressions state the impression on the title page. A wonderful set bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's purple/blue cloth limited to 1000 copies printed. This book was First published without illustrations in 36 weekly parts in Dickens's magazine All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to 3 August 1861. Dickens had planned to issue Great Expectations in monthly parts, but sales of All the Year Round were declining during the serialization of Charles Lever's A Long Day's Ride: A Life's Romance and never happened. Great Expectations and Hard Times were the only two novels by Dickens NOT published in parts. The bindings of all three books are tight, with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with some wear. There is some spotting and discoloration to the boards. The pages are clean with some foxing to each book. Overall, a wonderful set of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Dickens First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14219979459

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Charles Dickens

Published by Dana Estes & Company, Boston (1846)

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Item Description: Dana Estes & Company, Boston, 1846. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Illustrated Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Illustrated Sterling Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000001

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Privately Printed [by William Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street], [London] (1866)

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Item Description: Privately Printed [by William Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street], [London], 1866. ONE OF TWO KNOWN COPIES of Dickens' private edition, the present copy in earliest state and printed on thin proofing paper. [1, title], [2, Clowes imprint], [3]-104 (text, with Clowes imprint at foot of last page) pp. 1 vols. 8vo (222 x 148 mm). One of Two Known Copies: Earliest State of Dickens' Selections from David Copperfield. Dickens' public readings were among the legendary performances of the middle nineteenth century. "Dickens poured all his resources of his art and personality into these readings (his favourite always remained the adaptation from David Copperfield)" (Ackroyd, p. 902). He condensed the novel himself and selected passages relating to Dora Spenlow, whom he modeled upon Maria Beadnell, the love of his youth. The present copy, from the library of distinguished Dickensian Herman LeRoy Edgar, is one of two known copies of the private printing ordered by Dickens. Dickens' own extensively marked and rewritten copy, from the library of Cortlandt F. Bishop (lot 566, $4100 in 1938), is now in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library.The title-page is identical in both copies, with the subheadings "A Reading" and "In Five Chapters" on separate lines. The present copy is untrimmed; the text begins at page [3], "Chapter the First.," and bears pencil corrections in the margins of page 11, one correcting the spelling of the word "his" and the other noting an extra space within the word "am" (both are corrected in the Dickens copy at the Berg). Examination of the copy at the Berg reveals that it is printed on thicker wove paper stock, and that the sheets were trimmed by the binder; it contains an additional "Introduction" of twenty pages, numbered [i]-xx. The opening of this section is clearly derived from, and in fact partly printed from, the setting of type of the original Chapter the First, at pp. [3]-5, where large portions of text used in the "Introduction" are struck through. On p. [i] Dickens has written "in all, six chapters" and has corrected the chapter numbering throughout, so that the heading in type on page [3], "Chapter the First." is corrected by hand to Chapter "II." The present copy contains the earliest setting of Dickens' selection from David Copperfield. In the Ticknor & Fields authorized edition of the Readings, published in the autumn of 1867 (though dated 1868), David Copperfield follows Dickens' revised structure in six chapters. Unique in this state, and with distinguished provenance. Provenance: Herman LeRoy Edgar (his sale, 19 April 1944, $875); with leather bookplate of great Lebanese-American collector Francis Kettaneh; Kenyon Starling; Wm. Self Bound in twentieth-century red morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut, by Henderson & Bisset. With a few repairs to the title page at margins and along gutter, a few paper flaws. Fine [1, title], [2, Clowes imprint], [3]-104 (text, with Clowes imprint at foot of last page) pp. 1 vols. 8vo (222 x 148 mm) ONE OF TWO KNOWN COPIES of Dickens' private edition, the present copy in earliest state and printed on thin proofing paper. Bookseller Inventory # 238530

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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 & Evans, 1850 (1850)

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Item Description: London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850, 1850. 20 numbers bound in 19 monthly parts, as issued. Original pale blue pictorial wrappers. Housed in a black morocco pull-off case, spine lettered gilt, and chemise. The Cortland F. Bishop copy, with his leather label to the chemise. Minor chipping to spine ends, a few hinges starting, parts 11 and 17 loosening, light fraying to wrapper edges of parts 1, 2, and 19/20, occasional minor creasing to others, slight offsetting to plates, and occasional light marginal foxing, lacking only the 2nd back ad in part 9 from Hatton and Cleaver's exhaustive collation. An excellent unsophisticated set. 40 engraved plates by H. K. Browne. First edition in original monthly parts of Dickens's classic Bildungsroman, his most lightly disguised autobiographical fiction, his first first-person novel, and his own favourite among his novels. After Pickwick, this may be the most difficult of his novels to find in nice condition in parts. Often found with restorations, this set is in unusually good condition, entirely unrestored, with bright plates overall, with Letts Diary and all the inserted adverts and slips bar one. Part 8 contains a variant of the second front ad, with 4 pages instead of 2, unrecorded by Hatton and Cleaver. Hatton & Cleaver pp. 253–272. Bookseller Inventory # 100155

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Item Description: English author (1812-1870), Dickens remains one of the most popular author's of the Victorian era. His body of work is truly impressive, with novels such as 'A Christmas Carol' (1843), 'David Copperfield' (1850) and 'Great Expectations' (1861) remaining enduringly popular. An autograph quotation signed by Dickens. He has chosen the final sentence of Chapter One of 'David Copperfield'. This novel is considered the most autobiographical of all Dickens's works and he referred to it as his "favourite child". G. K. Chesterton, the great literary critic, summarised the experience of reading it: "In this book of David Copperfield, [Dickens] has created creatures who cling to us and tyrannise over us, creatures whom we would not forget if we could, creatures whom we could not forget if we would, creatures who are more actual than the man who made them." One page (written on one side), Tavistock House letterhead, Monday TwentyFourth January 1859. Boldly signed at the close "Charles Dickens" with his usual extravagant paraph. Measures 181x114mm and is unframed. In very good condition, with expected mailing folds. The letter is accompanied by a note of provenance from Boston University confirming that this item has been deaccessioned from their archive. An extremely rare document from one of the world's greatest authors. In full: "No, I lay in my basket, and my mother lay in her bed; but Betsey Trotwood Copperfield was for ever in the land of dreams and shadows, the tremendous region whence I had lately travelled; and the light upon the window of our room shone out upon the earthly bourne of all such travellers, and the mound above the ashes and the dust that once was he, without whom I had never been". Bookseller Inventory # F101286

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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 DICKENS, Charles. The Adventures of Oliver Twist: or, The Parish Boy’s 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. 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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DICKENS, Charles.

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Item Description: 26 volumes, uniformly finely bound by Bayntun in full red single gilt line panelled morocco, upper board with gilt vignette portrait, lower board with facsimile Dickens signature blocked in gilt, spines with raised bands, panelled and richly gilt, lettered directly in two panels, all edges gilt, rich gilt turn-ins over marbled endpapers. The bindings remarkably fresh and bright. First editions (some later or mixed issues) of all the major novels and the 5 Christmas books. This collection was put together by Sotheran's in the early 1970's and bound by Bayntun to our instruction. At the time that the books were bound some washing of text and plates was carried out. Internally therefore the books are generally in very good, clean state, although there are some marginal repaired tears, a few paper repairs and occasional signs of browning and foxing. The collection comprises: 1836 Sketches by Boz First Series 2 vols 1837 Sketches by Boz Second Series 1 vol 1837 Pickwick Papers 1 vol 1838 Oliver Twist 3 vols 1839 Nicholas Nickleby 1 vol 1840-41 Master Humphrey's Clock 3 vols bound in 2 vols 1844 Martin Chuzzlewit 1 vol 1848 Dombey and Son 1 vol 1850 David Copperfield 1 vol Robert Needham Cust's copy with inscription to him and bookplate 1853 Bleak House 1 vol 1857 Little Dorrit 1 vol 1859 Tale of Two Cities 1 vol 1861 Great Expectations 3 vols 1865 Our Mutual Friend 2 vols bound in 1 vol 1870 Mystery of Edwin Drood 1 vol 1843 A Christmas Carol 1 vol 1845 The Chimes 1 vol 1846 The Cricket and the Hearth 1 vol 1846 The Battle of Life 1 vol 1848 The Haunted Man 1 vol. Bookseller Inventory # 2078914

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Charles Dickens

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1861)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1861. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Three volumes. The Original violet wavy grain cloth. Good, slight fading to spine titles else good and tight. First edition in book form, 1st issues, except, there are ads at the back of the final volume dated May 1861, 32pps. of such. This was the only Dickens novel not to be issued parts or serialized first, and not to be illustrated by Phiz or Cruikshank et al. Only a 1,000 sets were printed and most were sent out to be read to pieces in lending libraries throughout Britain, thus the set in original cloth is exceedingly rare. No known census of the sets in original cloth exists, one can assume under 200 survive, and most are in university library rare book rooms. and museums. Book data: paginations: 4, 344pps, 2, 351pps, 1, printer's imprint, 2 344pps, with 32pps of ads dated May 1861. Great Expectations was serialized in Dickens own magazine, All the Year Round, in 1860, and was pirated in America at the same time. There was an second issue of 750 sets the same year, most were purchased by lending libraries. One of Dicken's greatest novels, ranks with and above the Tale and A Christmas Carol as well as David Cooperfield. Basis for a great film by David Lean circa 1947 starring John Mills and Alec Guinness. References: Patten pp 290, Smith 14, Eckel, pp 91, Gimbel A146 only a handful of copies remain original and all are with top ABAA booksellers and at much higher prices. Photos we shall gladly provide. Size: 8vo. Private Press. Bookseller Inventory # 1000453

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DICKENS, Charles | Kyd | Garnett, Richard |

Published by London: Merrill & Baker, 1900. (1900)

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Item Description: London: Merrill & Baker, 1900., 1900. Edition des Bibliophiles One of Only Twenty-Six CopiesDICKENS, Charles. Charles Dickens’s Works. Edited by Richard Garnett. Most Unusually and Elaborately Illustrated. London: Merrill & Baker, [1900].Edition des Bibliophiles. Limited to twenty-six lettered and registered copies (this copy being Letter "H," Printed for Sadie Belle Lufkin). Thirty-two octavo volumes (8 15/16 x 6 inches; 227 x 154 mm.). Elaborately illustrated with frontispieces and plates, including photogravures, etchings, photo-etchings, from the original illustrations by Frederick Barnard, Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), George Cattermole, George Cruikshank, Dalziel, F.O.C. Darley, Luke Fildes, John Gilbert, Edwin Landseer, John Leech, Daniel Maclise, J. Mahoney, F.W. Pailthorpe, Robert Seymour, Stanfield, F. Stone, Marcus Stone, and others, including fifty original watercolor drawings ("Aquarelles") by "Kyd" (Joseph Clayton Clarke) of Dickens’s characters. Descriptive tissue guards.Contemporary blue crushed levant morocco. Covers decoratively tooled in gilt in a floral design within a gilt single fillet border, spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, gilt-dotted board edges, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt within an outer border of a gilt-dotted rule and two gilt fillets, red calf doublures, red watered silk liners, top edge gilt, others uncut. Partially unopened. Although the spines are uniformly faded to green and a few leaves are poorly opened, this set is in a spectacular binding. Bookseller Inventory # 00566

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1843)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Dickens on a handwritten envelope laid into the book. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the ORIGINAL green endpapers and ALL the First Issue points present. All four color plates are by Leech are vibrant in color. The 4 black and white illustrations by Linton are present. This First Issue also has most important point 'Stave I' on page 1 with the uncorrected text and the 1843 date printed on the title page. The title page is printed in blue and red ink. The front board has the perfect 'D' within 'Dickens' and a 14mm closest gap from left margin to left of wreath. This copy is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown Cloth. The binding is tight with light wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author and housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. We buy SIGNED Dickens First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12065287250

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Item Description: 1843. [the first issue, FINE] In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. 2 pp undated ads. Original rose-brown cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of Dickens's classic ghost story of Ebenezer Scrooge. Dickens wrote this in less than a month, motivated by financial need; he published it himself, with everyone else associated with the book working on a cost-plus basis. Though he wanted to produce a handsome gift volume (with colored plates, colored title page and all edges gilt), the expense of hand-colored plates cut considerably into his profits; as a result, this was his first and last book to include colored plates. The success of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (the first edition sold out on its publication day, 19 December 1843) put Dickens on a much firmer financial standing.~This is a copy of the first issue, with "Stave I" on p. [1] and with the text entirely uncorrected. It has the following additional issue points:~* title page in blue and red, dated 1843~* chalky green endpapers~ * 14-15mm between the gilt wreath and the left margin blind-stamping on the front cover~* a perfect "D" in "Dickens" in the front cover wreath~Bibliographers have disagreed over the years as to what if any significance these issue points may have, but according to the most recent exhaustive study (Todd's, analyzing the front cover), this copy is of the earliest state of the first issue. ~Except for a lengthy-but-discreet 1929 inscription on the front free endpaper, this copy is in FINE CONDITION: there is just one tiny droplet-mark on the front cover, and as usual the volume is slightly askew. Atypically, there is no wear at the spine ends, the endpapers are not cracked, and there are no repairs or "sophistication." The colored plates are clean and bright, and the textual leaves are entirely free of foxing.~Though the first edition of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is not a rare book, copies of the first issue in fine condition have become quite scarce -- as most copies coming onto the market are worn, or are faded, or have cracked endpapers, or have foxed leaves and darkened plates -- or all of the above; or, worse, have been re-cased, re-backed, or even re-bound. Not this copy. Smith II pp 16-29 (citing prior studies by Gimbel, by Calhoun & Heaney, and by Todd); Eckel pp 110-115. Housed in a felt-lined morocco-backed clamshell case. Bookseller Inventory # 12501

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DICKENS, Charles

Published by Bradbury & Evans, London (1846)

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans, London, 1846. hardcover. Book Condition: very good. First. 8vo, printed green wrapper, designed by George Cruikshank. 24 plates. London: Bradbury & Evans, January - October, 1846. Parts 3-9 are in fine condition. The front wrapper of Part 1 is slightly darkened, with a small chip at the lower spine; Part 2 is lacking the upper spine; In part 10, the margins of the front wrapper have been expertly restored, and the one leaf ad on yellow paper is not present. The "Oliver Twist Advertisers" in parts 1 & 2 are present as required, although one is bound in at front rather than the back. The 24 plates are all present, but not in the sequence described in Hatton & Cleaver. The set is preserved in a full green morocco slipcase with an elaborately gilt spine. This edition followed on previous publications; firstly as a serial in Bentley's Miscellany, Feb. 1837 - March, 1829. Before the close of the serial it came out in 3-volume form. The present issue, in parts, generally known as the first octavo edition, was always prized by collectors and consequently is the more valuable of the Oliver Twists. Eckels, page 62. "Complete sets can without exaggeration be described as of the utmost rarity, whether in fine, moderate or poor condition." Hatton & Cleaver, page 215. Bookseller Inventory # 256411

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans May -November 1850, 1849. FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL 20 MONTHLY PARTS (bound in 19 as issued), with the 38 plates by 'Phiz' bound 2 at the front of each part, frontispiece and dated vignette title-page in the final part with the other preliminary matter, advertisements as per Hatton and Cleaver (including the rare folding advertisement for Letts diaries, but without sample leaves), some plates lightly spotted or foxed, one advertisement in final part loose, one back advertisement in final Part loose, 8vo, original printed wrappers, spine of Part 1 repaired, small tear to the rear hinge of Part 19/20, tiny repairs to the fore-edges of Parts 2 and 3, preserved in a red cloth clamshell box with the Suzannet bookplate inside it and a modern bookplate above it (just covering the top of the earlier one), very good. One of the scarcest and most desirable of the parts issues. This is an exceptional set (reflecting its Suzannet provenance), largely unsophisticated, with the wrappers minimally soiled and of an even brightness and colour. (Hatton & Cleaver pp. 253-72). Bookseller Inventory # 55682

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Carey & Hart, Philadelphia (1844)

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Item Description: Carey & Hart, Philadelphia, 1844. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. John Leech (illustrator). First Edition. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Bears the bookplate of James A. Stillman (1873-1944) chief executive of National City Bank of New York and a prominent book collector An exceptionally Fine copy with almost no wear; opposite the bookplate, on the ffep, there seems to be a faint impression of an earlier erased gift inscription, which is very faint. Original blind stamped and gilt decorated dark blue cloth covers, a rare example due to its exceptionally fine condition, minimal internal ageing, all plates pristine. Bookseller Inventory # 15805

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1859)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1859. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings in the ORIGINAL 8 monthly parts in seven books. A spectacular copy of this complete set. These monthly parts are bound in the ORIGINAL blue wrappers with the First Issue text with p. 213 showing "113" and the List of Plates bearing signature "b." This set collates complete, with the often-seen substitution of the Morison "Monument" ad for the Morison "View" ad in Part III and with a substitution of the slip from Part I in Part V. De Jongh ad at the back of part V is a different issue. The Plates in the wrappers are lightly foxed with minor wear to the wrappers. Overall, a magnificent set seldom seen in the original parts especially in this condition. Includes a custom drop box bound to protect the parts. We buy Dickens in parts. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12487726004

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DICKENS, Charles

Published by London Chapman & Hall (1844)

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Item Description: London Chapman & Hall, 1844. "Trial Issue," with the Title-Page Printed in Red and Green DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. First edition, first issue, the very rare so-called "trial issue," with title-page printed in red and green and half-title in green; "Stave I;" text entirely uncorrected; yellow coated endpapers. (Very few copies were published with first issue points in 1844). Small octavo. [8], 166, [2, ads] pp. Four hand-colored steel-engraved plates by and after Leech and four wood-engraved text illustrations by W.J. Linton after Leech. Original cinnamon vertically-ribbed cloth. Outer hinge repaired. Covers decoratively stamped in blind, front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Binding matches Todd’s first impression, first issue, with closest interval between blindstamped border and gilt wreath equal to 14 mm. and with the "D" in "Dickens" in perfect condition. Spine a little faded, previous owner's contemporary signatures on front free endpaper. Overall, a wonderful copy of this great rarity, exceptionally clean and bright. Housed in a half red morocco clamshell case. Although A Christmas Carol was published in Dec. of 1843, it is believed that Dickens wanted this to originally have an 1844 date to show that it was a new book for Christmas. Eckel calls this edition "the scarcest." Smith, Dickens, II, 4. Calhoun & Heaney, especially pp. 35, 48-49. Eckel, p. 118. HBS 67075. $30,000. Bookseller Inventory # 67075

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Bradbury & Evans, London (1846)

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans, London, 1846. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Editions, First Printings in the ORIGINAL 10 monthly parts with ALL the advertisement inserts present but with back wrapper parts 5, 9 and 10 differing from Hatton and Cleaver bibliography. This complete set has ALL the original publisher's covers present with NO missing text. The wrappers are in nice shape with some wear to the spines and edges. The pages are clean with minor wear. Overall, a lovely set housed in a red morocco-covered slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16348492370

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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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Charles Dickens

Published by Chapman and Hall 1843-48., London (1843)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall 1843-48., London, 1843. First editions, first issues of all five of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books. Octavo, original cloth, 5 volumes. A Christmas Carol, in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas is first state binding ("D" intact, 14mm margin), half-title printed in blue, title-page printed in red and blue, verso printed in blue, hand-colored etched frontispiece and three hand-colored etched plates by John Leech, four wood-engravings in-text by W.J. Linton after Leech, 2pp. publisher's advertisements at the end. First edition, second impression per Smith, first impression, first issue per Todd YB43c (yellow endpapers, blue and red title-page, 1843 date, Stave One, remainder of text unrevised per Todd, also all per Scott save p.21, ln. 22, see supplement Table I Scott), one of three combinations that per Todd do not recur in the later issue, order 2 per Todd (no priority, outer b1 inner a1), sewers' mark "12" and line to verso of ad leaf and recto rear endpaper, and with one of five points noted in VanderPoel (space between sentences p.127, ln. 22, is 4mm). Very light wear to the cloth, otherwise fine. The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year yellow endpapers, a.e.g., advertisement, half-title, engraved frontispiece and first state vignette title page. First edition, first issue, with internal flaws per Smith (save "h" p.166, some copies). In near fine condition. The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home yellow endpapers, a.e.g., half-title, frontispiece and vignette title page, first state ad leaf. First edition, first issue, with internal flaws (save p.iv and 79). Front inner hinge cracked; manuscript inscription to title page. The Battle of Life. A Love Story has yellow endpapers, a.e.g., half-title, advertisements, frontispiece and second state vignette title page [Todd C2, Eckel 2]. First edition, with four internal flaws per Smith. In near fine condition. The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. 12mo, original red cloth, yellow endpapers, a.e.g., advertisements, frontispiece and vignette title page. First edition, with internal flaws noted per Smith (save pp.iv and 122, some copies). In near fine condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An exceptional set, uncommon in this condition. A Christmas Carol "may readily be called the Bible of Christmas It was issued about ten days before Christmas, 1843, and 6000 copies were sold on the first day the number of reprintings have been so many that all attempts at the figures have been futile. Altogether 24 editions were issued in the original format" (Eckel, 110). "It was a work written at the height of Dickens’ great powers, which would add to his considerable fame, bring a new work to the English language, increase the festivities at Christmastime, and contain his most eloquent protest at the condition of the poor" (John Mortimer). "Suddenly conceived and written within a few weeks, [A Christmas Carol] was the first of Dickens’ Christmas books (a new literary genre thus created incidentally) it was an extraordinary achievement—the one great Christmas myth of modern literature.". Bookseller Inventory # 4330

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Dickens, Charles

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

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London (April 1836-November 1837). 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 # pb.7656

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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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Dickens, Charles

Published by Richard Bentley, London (1838)

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Item Description: Richard Bentley, London, 1838. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This book has the First issue point with the 'Fireside' plate and the author credited as 'Boz' to the title page. This copy is SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a laid in envelope. An attractive copy with light wear to the spine and edges. The bindings in all three books are tight, bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. The pages are clean with light discoloration. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this (3) Volume First Edition SIGNED by the author. We buy Charles Dickens First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11873974965

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1843)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with following First Issue points present "Four hand colored steel-engraved plates by John Leech" "Four black and white wood-engraved illustrations by W.J. Linton" "The title page in printed in blue and red" "dated 1843 on title page" "The front board has a perfect 'D' within 'Dickens' and a 14mm closest gap from left margin to left of wreath" with two pages of advertisement present on last page." A wonderful copy. The book is great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13175143843

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall (1861)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, 1861. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition, first issue, rebound in quarter leather and marbled paper. One of only 1,000 copies of the true first edition. Very good condition. Housed in a custommade collector's clamshell case with leather spine and gold tooling and lettering. Bookseller Inventory # 107909

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Item Description: [London, 1833. 4pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 4pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Superb, Early Dickens Letter, 1833. A superb letter from Dickens to his friend, H.W. Kolle from 1833 -- in fact, the earliest letter of any substance to appear on the market in the last 30 years. Only one earlier letter precedes it - a short note of invitation from 1832; no other letter from 1833 has surfaced at a public sale in the last three decades.Dickens' friend Kolle was a bank clerk who acted as a go between for Dickens during his love affair with Maria Beadnell, Dickens' first girlfriend. Kolle himself was engaged to one of the Beadnell sisters, Anne, and here, Dickens urges his friend to undertake all the arrangements for a Hackney Coach outing (presumably with the Beadnells). Along the way, Dickens pokes fun at Kolle's arrest on he previous Sunday evening for climbing a lamp post (according to a family tradition) - but certainly under the influence of drink." . on the subject of the Coach Engagement I should really prefer leaving it to you. My reason is this -- not to mention the obvious one that you do everything so well -- You engaged the last I never did anything in the money way without being imposed upon . . I really should not like my off hand, badly digested bargain to be balanced against your more prudent, less expensive and in every respect more eligible arrangements. With our friends the Beadnells too you can do no wrong."I never was more delighted in my life than to hear that you were incarcerated . My only regret is that I was not there to see the fun . I suppose the story is to be entre nous and that in relating it, you follow the usual directions on the Glass Packages 'with care keep this side up' . am so anxious to hear the particklers . Of course you are not in fault. Those policemen are such a rascally set of Negroes (Blacks not Browns) . "The date is supplied by the editors of the Pilgrim edition of THE LETTERS, who also note that the incident of Kolles arrest was at least partly the inspiration of Dickens' "Making a Night of It," in No 4 of "Scenes and Characters", 8 October 1834, in BELL'S LIFE IN LONDON, under the pseudonym "Tibbs"; and later, in SKETCHES BY BOZ, SECOND SERIES (1837).An incomparable Dickens letter of a very rare vintage, indeed. Slight browning, otherwise in excellent condition. Bookseller Inventory # 222436

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1859. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the First issue point with page 213 miss-paginated. The publisher's catalog is present and dated November 1859. This copy is SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a laid in check dated 1859, the same year this book was published. A wonderful UNRESTORED copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's Red Cloth. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor discoloration to the endpapers. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this First Edition SIGNED by the author. We buy Charles Dickens First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11874317723

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with 'Stave I' on page 1 and uncorrected text. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the First issue points. The title page in printed in blue and red, dated 1843. The copy has the ORIGINAL green endpapers. The front board has a perfect 'D' within 'Dickens' and a 14mm closest gap from left margin to left of wreath. A beautiful UNRESTORED copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's Cloth. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy Charles Dickens First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11874319336

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