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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1859. First edition. First printing with p. 213 numbered 113. Rebound in green quarter-leather with marbled boards, but without the list of plates p [ix] or the publisher's ads (found only in some copies). Binding in excellent condition, internal contents are Very Good with light foxing and marginal tears, mostly around the plates.Published in 1859, "A Tale of Two Cities" is considered one of the greatest of Dickens' works. It was originally released in parts in the magazine "All the Year Round," which Dickens owned and founded. "A Tale of Two Cities" is also one of the most widely read novels in history, selling over 200 million copies to date. The book follows events in London and Paris around the time of the French Revolution, especially the relationship between Frenchman Charles Darnay and the English lawyer Sydney Carton. One of Dickens rare historical works, he used Thomas Carlyle's history of the French Revolution as both a source and inspiration. The book has inspired countless operas, musicals, and films including a 1935 movie nominated for Best Picture. Bookseller Inventory # 1204

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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1859. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. H.K. Browne (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition of Dickens¿s famous novel sited during the French Revolution. It first appeared in Dickens¿s weekly periodical All The Year Round between April and November 1859 and it also came out in eight monthly serial parts from June through December 1859. This first edition in book form was published in November 1859. This copy has the first-issue point of p.213 being improperly paginated ¿113¿, and it also has the signature mark ¿b¿ present on the List of Plates. This copy is bound in half calf, with paneled spine, leather spine label, and marbled boards. Owner¿s name on flyleaf along with notation ¿rebound 1885¿. Condition is very good, with some minor edge-wear and scuffing of the boards. Spine ends bumped. Two inch scrape on front board. Page 47 has a corner restored (barely affecting print, page 145 has some marginal damage, and one plate has a strip of (unnecessary) reinforcement on the verso edge. A quite collectible copy. Bookseller Inventory # 006358

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Dickens, Charles.

Published by Chapman and Hall: London (1859)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall: London, 1859. 8.5 x 5.25, full gilt ruled crushed gold morocco with raised bands; aeg, SIGNED BINDINGS BY BAYNTUN-RIVIERE, 254 pp + List of Plates, covers a little rubbed, hinges a little loose, pp toned with a little finger soiling else a finely bound beautiful copy of the FIRST ED with "affetcionately" on p 134, missing "lf" on p 166, and "113" on p 213. Bookseller Inventory # 99-2562

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DICKENS, Charles |

Published by London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. (1859)

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Item Description: London: Chapman and Hall, 1859., 1859. A Spectacular Copy In Original Green Cloth With 1859 Title-PageDICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859.First edition, second state with title-page still dated 1859 but with corrected pagination on page 213 and no signature "b" on the list of plates. Octavo. [i-vii]viii[ix-x], [1]2-254 pp. Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz'].Publisherís secondary binding of moderate olive green fine-diaper cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, original pale yellow coated endpapers. Boards remarkably fresh. Text and plates very clean and bright with just a minimal scattering of unobtrusive foxing. Just a tiny amount of wear to the top and bottom of the spine, inner hinges very expertly and almost invisibly strengthened. Armorial bookplate of Sir James Martin on front pastedown. A wonderful copy of this late novel, now extremely scarce in either of the original cloth bindings. This is by far the finest copy in original Ďgreení cloth of A Tale of Two Cities that we have ever seen, and although it is the Ďsecondary bindingí, itís superlative condition really does justify itís addition to any fine Dickens collection. Chemised in a full green morocco slip case.This is a true first edition, second state in the original olive-green cloth. The red cloth issue is usually regarded as the primary binding, but copies in the olive-green cloth with the title-page dated 1859 are considered very scarce. Copies in the green-cloth binding were thereafter issued with a title-page dated 1860. These are referred to as the 'third' issue."In the very earliest state there are two pages numbered 113, page 213 furnishing the error. This was not corrected until some copies had been printed. The absence of this error does not necessarily invalidate a first edition, though the error is much preferred because it indicates a prior or earlier printing." Eckel pp. 86/87.A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickensís periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form marks Dickensís return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are quite rare. This title also marks the authorís final collaboration with Phiz, Dickensís most evocative and most sympathetic illustrator. Smith I, 13. Bookseller Inventory # 00734

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1859)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1859. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings bound in the ORIGINAL printed wrappers from the publisher with 8 parts bound in 7 wrappers. A complete set. All the wrappers are ORIGINAL and in great shape. This set has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spines for preservation. The pages are clean. Overall, a lovely set in the original parts. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15438715006

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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, 1859. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. London Chapman and Hall, 1859. Beautiful First edition, First Issue in the Original Red Cloth DICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, first issue in the primary binding. Octavo 8 3/4 x 5 9/16 inches; 222 x 141 mm. [i-vii] viii [ix-x], [1] 2-254; Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz']. All eight of Smith's internal flaws necessary for the first issue present, including page 213 misnumbered 113. Publisherís primary binding of deep red sand-grain cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Edges uncut. Cloth on boards is still a rich red. Housed in a full leather decorated red morocco clamshell case. An excellent copy. A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickensís periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form mark Dickensís return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are now quite rare. This title also marks the authorís final collaboration with Phiz, Dickensís most evocative and most sympathetic illustrator. Smith I, 13. Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 333-342. Bookseller Inventory # 107910

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DICKENS, CHARLES.

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Item Description: London: Chapman and Hall, 1859, 1859. First Edition; first binding; publisher's maroon cloth; 32 page publisher's catalogue (not present in all copies); owner's 20th century ink notation on the front free endpaper; hinges and spine archivally mended (not rebacked or recased); some foxing; a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 25319

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Published by London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. (1859)

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Item Description: London: Chapman and Hall, 1859., 1859. "It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of TimesIt Was The Age Of Wisdom, It Was The Age Of Foolishness "First Issue of A Tale of Two Cities in the Original Red ClothDICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859.First edition, first issue in the primary binding, with genuine title-page. Octavo (7/8 x 5 1/2 in; 224 x 139 mm). [i-vii] viii,[ix (list of plates), [x, blank], [1] 2-254, [ix-x] pp. Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz'], each remarkably fine impressions. All eight of Smith's internal flaws necessary for the first issue present, including page 213 misnumbered 113. Bound without the 32pp catalogue at rear that Smith notes as "bound in [only] some copies".Publisherís primary binding of deep red morocco-grain cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Slight surface loss to top left hand corner of front paste-down most probably due to the removal of a booksellers ticket. Short one-half inch split to cloth at top of upper joint. Inner hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired, minimal rubbing to cloth extremities, otherwise a superb copy, the text and plates remarkably clean with virtually no foxing. Housed in a full dark green morocco solander case with cloth chemise.Smith notes that "the plates were not duplicated and consequently most copies have poor impressions because of the large printings made from the one set of plates," hence the copy under notice is most unusual.This late novel is one of Dicken's scarcest and even scarcer in the original red cloth.A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickensís periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form mark Dickensís return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are now quite rare. This title also marks the authorís final collaboration with Phiz, Dickensís most evocative and most sympathetic illustrator. Set in London and Paris, before and during the French Revolution, Dickens great novel A Tale of Two Cities depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events. Smith I, 13. Bookseller Inventory # 03226

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Dickens, Charles

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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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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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