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Dickens, Charles

Published by Bradbury & Evans, London (1850)

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

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Bradbury and Evans, London (May 1849 - November 1850)

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Item Description: Bradbury and Evans, London (May 1849 - November 1850). First Edition. The present set collates complete, with ALL Advertisers, ALL slips and ALL rear ads called for by Hatton and Cleaver; ALL wrappers are correct. Twenty monthly parts in 19; octavo, with 40 inserted plates, including the frontis and vignette title. [i-vii]viii[ix]x-xii[xiii]xiv[xv-xvi], [1]2-624. Plates in parts VIII, X, XI and XII are browned at edges; plates in parts X and XII have light off-setting from the facing plate; all other plates are very good to fine. Several parts have spines expertly renewed and several front wraps have a subscriber name. The Lett's Diary ad in part VIII has the fold-out and 6 specimen leaves. An outstanding set in every respect and with a pedigree - it is from the (Thomas) Hatton and Cleaver collection. Housed in a handsome full leather Solander slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # pb.7526

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Bradbury & Evans, London (1849)

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

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Dickens, Charles

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

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DICKENS, Charles [PHIZ, BROWNE, CRUIKSHANK, etc.].

Published by London: Chapman and Hall, 1874-76. (1874)

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Item Description: London: Chapman and Hall, 1874-76., 1874. The Illustrated Library Edition. 30 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary binding of half dark green morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, and extra gilt decoration to spines, green cloth boards; marbled end papers and edges. With illustrations from the original works by Phiz, Browne, Cruikshank, etc. Bookplate and Dickens anniversary stamp pasted down to first free end paper of all volumes. A remarkable set in an unusually bright, tight and highly decorative contemporary binding, just a touch rubbed to extremities. Podeschi [Gimbel] D72. Bookseller Inventory # 32249

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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Browne, H. K. ("PHIZ.") (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. London: Chapman and Hall. Published in the 1860's as part of the "Charles Dickens Edition" or "Original Edition" set, this is a printing of David Copperfield from the original plates (1850) in its original brown sandcloth (also called "diapercloth") binding, with a blindstamped rule around the edges. "David Copperfield". (short swollen rule), "Dickens" (all caps), "Illustrated, Original Edition" appear on the spine in gilt. Original uncolored endpapers, uniform with pages. 9" tall x 5.5" wide. This book is in an early revision state with most of the internal flaws and points listed by Smith (pp. 76-77), corrected as follows: title page lists Chapman and Hall (while all other references are to Bradbury & Evans in the book, including the imprint at the foot of p. 624 and the imprint on iv; the errors on pp. 19, 30, 34, 132 and 237 have been corrected. All other points are present (Smith, pp. 97-98). The book contains Dickens's errata sheet. This book was composed from the original edition with some errors corrected, and then released by Chapman and Hall at a later date, along with other matching volumes in a set called the "Original Edition" (now called the "Charles Dickens Edition"). This book is in very good condition. Boards are chipped top and bottom of spine; there is a small tear at the fold about 1/3 up from the bottom. The spine is lightly faded, corners are bumped, boards are lightly scuffed, with some light foxing. All the structural components are solid. John Carter (Taste & Technique in Book Collecting quoted in Smith, p. ix) said "many of Dickens's cloth-bound novels are hardly ever found in fine condition.Cloth cases provided for his usually ample volumes were poor quality, so that the collector may find Martin Chuzzlewit and David Copperfield as difficult, and Pickwick more difficult, to secure in fine original cloth than in the parts." In the 1860's Dickens revised and edited his books, releasing the so-called "Charles Dickens Edition", or "Original Edition" of which this is part. Oxford University Press used the Charles Dickens Edition as the authoritative version of Dickens on which to base their reprint of Dickens's works. This is an exceptional copy of David Copperfield, in its original cloth, unrepaired, un-recased, as published from Bradbury & Evans' first edition plates, in the authoritative "Charles Dickens" or "Original Edition". Very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 002315

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DICKENS, Charles.

Published by Bradbury & Evans. 1850 (1850)

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans. 1850, 1850. FIRST EDITION, b.f.t.p. Without half title. Front, engr. title & 38 plates by H.K. Browne; waterstain to lower outer corner of plates, some foxing. Orig. olive-green fine diaper cloth, blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; spine a little faded, neat repairs to inner hinges. Ownership inscription of A.E. Harwood on leading f.e.p. This copy is in a variant binding not mentioned by Smith. There is no centrepiece blind blocking to boards; the borders are elaborate with interlocking swirls with triangular cornerpieces, and at centre of sides, pointing towards the middle of the boards. On the spine the blind blocking is again quite different, without rules, above and between lettering: ?DAVID COPPERFIELD / CHARLES DICKENS / LONDON? A superior copy. Bookseller Inventory # 34811

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Dickens Charles

Published by London Bradbury & Evans 1850 (1850)

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Item Description: London Bradbury & Evans 1850, 1850. First edition. With 39 illustrations by H. K. Browne 8vo, contemporary three-quarter black-green morocco over marbled boards, very handsomely tooled in gilt on the raised bands of the spine, lettered in gilt in two compartments. xiv, 624. A very handsome copy, quite fine, and with only some mild, unobtusive evidence of age to the covers and with much, much less than the usual toning to the plates. FINE FIRST EDITION. For many lovers of the author's works, DAVID COPPERFIELD ranks as the finest of his writings. "Of all my books," Dickens wrote, "I like this the best; like many fond parents I have my favourite child, and his name is David Copperfield." It is certainly Dickens’ most personal and autobiographical work, especially in the remarkable early chapters describing David’s provincial upbringing and his experiences in the bleak warehouses of London. Abounding in vivid characters such as Uriah Heep, Betsy Trotwood, Mr. Micawber, the Pegottys and Mr. Dick, DAVID COPPERFIELD continues to rank among Dickens’ most popular and critically acclaimed works. In this work, Dickens displays his talents well: "his inordinate gift of observation, his sympathy with the humble, his power over the emotions and his incomparable endowment of unalloyed human fun.It gave what were then universally referred to as ‘the lower orders’ a new sense of self-respect, a new feeling of citizenship. Like the defiance of another Luther, or the Declaration of a new Independence, it emitted a fresh ray of hope across the firmament." [EB] In this way, Dickens’ work is significant on many levels. Bookseller Inventory # 26230

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Item Description: Dana Estes & Company [c. 1880s]., Boston, 1880. The Illustrated Cabinet Edition. Octavo, 30 volumes. Frontispiece and full-page illustrations in each volume. Half green morocco over marbled boards, spines gilt with red floral inlays, top edges gilt. A very attractive Dickens set. Dickens is generally considered the greatest writer of the Victorian period. His works are characterized by attacks on social evils, injustice, and hypocrisy. "His imaginative freshness, his deep and sincere tenderness and pity, his whole-souled humor that is seldom sharpened into wit, his superabundance of creative energy, have built a deathless niche in the temple of fame for Charles Dickens" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 184). Bookseller Inventory # 3582

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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A very good first edition with most first issue points. Rebound. Some water damage to first few pages before main title page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1508046

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Dickens Charles

Published by London Bradbury & Evans 1850 (1850)

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Item Description: London Bradbury & Evans 1850, 1850. First edition, bound from the original 20 monthly parts. With 39 engraved plates and a vignette titlepage by H. K. Browne [Phiz]. 8vo, antique three-quarter brown calf over plum moire cloth covered boards, the spine with raised bands double ruled in gilt and then stippled in blind, one compartment with a red morocco label handsomely ruled and lettered in gilt, page edges marbled. xiv, [1], 624 pp. A handsome copy, quite fine internally, fresh and solid with almost none of the usual toning to the plates and much, much less of the typical spotting, typical offsetting to the frontispiece and vignette title-page, the binding fine with only minor evidence of age. FINE FIRST EDITION, BOUND FROM THE ORIGINAL PARTS. For many lovers of the author's works, DAVID COPPERFIELD ranks as the finest of his writings. "Of all my books," Dickens wrote, "I like this the best; like many fond parents I have my favourite child, and his name is David Copperfield." It is certainly Dickens’ most personal and autobiographical work, especially in the remarkable early chapters describing David’s provincial upbringing and his experiences in the bleak warehouses of London. Abounding in vivid characters such as Uriah Heep, Betsy Trotwood, Mr. Micawber, the Pegottys and Mr. Dick, DAVID COPPERFIELD continues to rank among Dickens’ most popular and critically acclaimed works. In this work, Dickens displays his talents well: "his inordinate gift of observation, his sympathy with the humble, his power over the emotions and his incomparable endowment of unalloyed human fun.It gave what were then universally referred to as ‘the lower orders’ a new sense of self-respect, a new feeling of citizenship. Like the defiance of another Luther, or the Declaration of a new Independence, it emitted a fresh ray of hope across the firmament." [EB] In this way, Dickens’ work is significant on many levels. Bookseller Inventory # 22360

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DICKENS (Charles)

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans, London, 1850. "Phiz" [H.K. Browne] (illustrator). First Edition. Illustrated by "Phiz" [H.K. Browne]. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full crimson morocco, one line gilt panel enclosing a gilt block of the author's portrait on the upper cover and the author's signature on the lower cover, the spine lettered and dated in gilt with one line panels, centre tools and tooled bands, hand-marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 3152

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall., London., 1868. Half-Leather. Book Condition: Good in Plastic. Landells, Cruikshanks, Mostly Anon. (illustrator). Charles Dickens Edn. ND c 1868. Brown half calf leather and purple stippled cloth, all edges marbled but variably faded away from slightly to almost completely, all cnrs slightly bumped but 95% entire. Original spines, EACH with 4 raised bands obliquely diced; 3 ornate gold panels plus one panel with " DICKENS' WORKS" on burgundy skivers, of which 2 are slightly chipped plus one panel with gold embossed books' titles directly onto spines. Titles are all easily legible and mostly bright with v occasional letter rubbed. Marbled end-papers. 525pp. All works bar one have a frontis plus 7 woodcut plates. Vols containing 2 works therefore have 16 illustrations. All illustrations complete, no tissue guards. Most volumes have brown water staining to top & fore margins extending some way into the text, all pages browned and starting to be brittle, but only a little dirt foxing. Specific variations listed by the above order, in which books were orig printed: ( #1) 497pp . (# 3) only v little water damage on top edge, 515pp. (#4) 337pp and (#12) 220pp. (#5) 391pp with UnC Trav 172pp; the latter has only 5 illus.(No specific number called for.) (#7) 522pp. (#8) 543pp. (#9) EXTRA frontispiece of C D, 533pp. (#10) BLEAK HOUSE 530 pp. (#11) HARD TIMES ,165pp with AMERICAN NOTES , 316pp , and PICTURES FROM ITALY, 107pp. (#15) OUR MUTUAL FRIEND, 523pp. CHRISTMAS BOOKS, 256pp with SKETCHES BY BOZ. No water damage, 292pp. The set looks very fine on the shelf. This is the "Charles Dickens Edition" apparently because it is the only edition he edited before he died in June 1870. None of the volumes has a printing date but "American Notes" has a Postscript dated May, 1868, therefore1867-8. The complete major novels set is 16 vols. The missing novels are Oliver Twist, Little Dorritt & Great Expectations: Edwin Drood was only half finished when C D died. To compensate for this, there are 4 Shorter Works. How many vols were in this set is unknown but this appears to be the most complete set of the (very early) Charles Dickens Edition on offer anywhere. Please expect extra postage. Size: 178x391mmWide. Bookseller Inventory # 002612

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DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870).

Published by London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850. (1850)

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Item Description: London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850., 1850. FIRST EDITION, bound from the parts. Large octavo, original blind-stamped cloth lettered in gilt, yellow eps., with half-title, additional engraved title and 39 plates, tissue guards, 1 plate with closed tear affecting caption and just touching image, some foxing, mainly to plates. This copy in a variant unrecorded publisher's cloth with a more ornate/stylised blind-stamping to spine and borders (and without a central medallion), unlike that descibed by Smith, which features the square panelling to spine and straight line border with small corner devices. Cloth expertly repaired to spine tips, recased, some rubbing and minor discolour, faint ink name to pastedown, housed in a modern leather-entry cloth slip-case. A very good copy. Mixed issue with early points thus; title engraving is dated, and page viii (preface) has the final 'i' misalined. The misprint 'screamed' is corrected in this copy ('screwed'), p.132, line 20. Charles Dickens' highly autobiographical novel, whose story is told almost entirely from the point of view of the first person narrator, David Copperfield himself; the first Dickens novel to do so. Hatton & Cleaver pp.253-272, Smith; Dickens in the Original Cloth. Listed in 100 Books That Shaped World History [Raftery, 2002]. Also The Observer; All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003], BBC Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]. Listed in 100 Books That Shaped World History [Raftery, 2002]. Also The Observer; All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003], BBC Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]. Bookseller Inventory # 30970

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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: With illustrations by H. K. Browne. Bradbury & Evans, London, 1850. Handsome full dark crimson levant morocco by Bayntun with central gilt stamped portrait of the author to upper board within a decorative oval surround and signature on lower, spine in compartments each with profuse foliate tooling between raised banding enhanced with split gilt rule and titles stamped direct; aeg; inner dentelles wide and profusely gilded; thick 8vo. First Edition, early issue with all first issue errors apart from ‘screamed’ for ‘screwed’ (p. 132) which is only present in the first printing. With Chapter XXVII on page 282 and not page 283 as listed on the contents page; p.16, line 1 & p. 225, line 22 - ‘recal’ instead of ‘recall’; p. 19, 12 lines from the bottom - ‘cha pter ;ut’ appears; p. 387, 6 lines from the bottom ‘coroboration’ instead of ‘corroboration’; p. 472, 13 lines from the bottom - there are no closing of the quotation marks.Half-title, first state of the engraved vignette title (dated), thirty-nine fabulous engraved plates of which one is the frontispiece by H. K. Browne, and with the ‘Errata’ slip.The cleanest copy of this work I have seen!Smith, Dickens, I, 9; Eckel pp.77-78. Bookseller Inventory # CB11744

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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Bradbury and Evans, London, 1850. First edition, first printing bound from the original parts . Octavo, bound in three quarter calf. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panel. In fine near condition. Illustrated with 40 etchings by Hablot Knight Browne. "Charles Dickens and Hablot Knight Browne are the most celebrated author-artist team in the history of English book illustration," and Copperfield was their "most popular success" (Hodnett, 111-12). Bookseller Inventory # 4375

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DICKENS, Charles

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans, London, 1850. hardcover. Book Condition: very good(+). First. Professionally re-cased. Sound copy, with all the first issue points except "screaming" on p. 132. Engraved vignette half-title with date, and errata page present. A very clean copy, with almost no toning on the plates. Illustrated by H.K. Browne. 8vo, full polished calf. leather labels, dentelles, a.e.g. by Bayntun (front hinge strengthened). London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 233734

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DICKENS, Charles

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Item Description: London Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First Edition, First Issue of "The Personal History of David Copperfield" In Book Form DICKENS, Charles. The Personal History of David Copperfield.With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850. First edition, first issue in book form. Octavo. [i-vii]viii[ix]x-xii[xiii]xiv[xv-xvi], [1]2-624. Forty inserted plates, including the frontispiece and the vignette title page and the second of Browne's famous "darkplates.". Contemporary three-quarter smooth black calf over patterened brown cloth, decoratively gilt-stamped on spine, marbled edges. Very good. Text and plates generally clean. Overall, a very good copy of this title, scarce in the first edition and first printing. Smith, Dickens, I,9. HBS 67052. $2,000. Bookseller Inventory # 67052

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DICKENS. CHARLES. ; Phiz (H. K. Browne). Illustrates.

Published by Bradbury & Evans. London. 1850 (1850)

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans. London. 1850, 1850. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.3 x 5.4 inches). xiv, 624pp, Errata leaf. First state of engraved title page, with the date present. All the earliest state text points called for by Smith, exept one - this copy has "screamed" corrected to "screwed" on page 132. The correction was made early in the print run so only the earliest copies have the missprint. 40 fine full page engravings by H. K. Browne (Phiz). A fine, clean copy finely bound, by Morell, in nineteenth century full tan calf, spine with five raised bands, each with a gilt ruled line. Compartments ruled, lettered and fully decorated in gilt. Both boards with a triple gilt ruled border and rose corner pieces. Board edges decorated in gilt. Plain blue endpapers. Gilt inner dentelles. Top edge gilt. A fine, attractive copy. Bookseller Inventory # 8966

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Dickens Charles

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Item Description: London Bradbury & Evans 1850, 1850. First edition, bound from the original parts. With all first issue errors other than 'screamed' for 'screwed' (p. 132) which is only present in the first issue. With Chapter XXVII on p. 282 instead of p. 283 as listed in the Contents; p.16, line 1 & p. 225, line 22 - 'recal' instead of 'recall'; p. 19, 12 lines from the bottom "cha pter ;ut" shows; p. 387, 6 lines from the bottom 'coroboration' instead of 'corroboration'; p. 472, 13 lines from the bottom-- there is no closing of the quotation marks, first state of the engraved vignette title (dated). With 39 engraved plates and a vignette titlepage by H. K. Browne [Phiz]. 8vo, later antique three-quarter blue polished calf over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands double ruled in gilt, two compartments with a red morocco labels handsomely ruled and lettered in gilt, page edges untrimmed. xiv, [1], 624 pp. A handsome copy, quite fine internally, clean and solid with a bit of the usual toning to the plates and virtually none of the typical spotting, typical offsetting to the frontispiece and vignette title-page, the binding fine with only minor evidence of age. FINE FIRST EDITION, BOUND IN HANDSOME BLUE CALF OVER BLUE MARBLED BOARDS. For many lovers of the author's works, DAVID COPPERFIELD ranks as the finest of his writings. "Of all my books," Dickens wrote, "I like this the best; like many fond parents I have my favourite child, and his name is David Copperfield." It is certainly Dickens’ most personal and autobiographical work, especially in the remarkable early chapters describing David’s provincial upbringing and his experiences in the bleak warehouses of London. Abounding in vivid characters such as Uriah Heep, Betsy Trotwood, Mr. Micawber, the Pegottys and Mr. Dick, DAVID COPPERFIELD continues to rank among Dickens’ most popular and critically acclaimed works. In this work, Dickens displays his talents well: "his inordinate gift of observation, his sympathy with the humble, his power over the emotions and his incomparable endowment of unalloyed human fun.It gave what were then universally referred to as ‘the lower orders’ a new sense of self-respect, a new feeling of citizenship. Like the defiance of another Luther, or the Declaration of a new Independence, it emitted a fresh ray of hope across the firmament." [EB] In this way, Dickens’ work is significant on many levels. Bookseller Inventory # 22757

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Dickens, Charles.

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Item Description: London, Bradbury & Evans 1850, 1850. . 8°. Half title, XIV, 1 Bl. (Errata 6 Zeilen), 624 pages und 40 plates (inkl. gest. Titelblatt und gest. Frontispiz). Goldschnitt. Rotes Maroquin with goldgepr. Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Goldgepr. Portrait auf Deckel und goldgepr. Signatur auf hinterem Deckel. Kanten und Innenkantenvergoldung. (Einband signiert: Bound by Bayntun-Riviere Bath England). First edition. Erste Ausgabe in Buchform. Gestochener Titel in erstem Zustand with Erscheinungsjahr, with dem Druckfehler - screamed - auf Seite 132, der nur im ersten Druck zu finden ist. Sehr gutes, sauberes und sehr schönes Exemplar. Bookseller Inventory # 42614

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DICKENS, Charles.

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Item Description: London, Bradbury & Evans, 1850., 1850. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. 8vo. Author's preface. Engraved frontispiece, title page vignette and 38 full-page illustrations by H.K. Browne. Later 3/4 gilt stamped red morocco, spine with raised bands and gilt stamped decorative corners within gilt ruled compartments, t.e.g. A clean and unfoxed copy. Very good. Bookplate of Geoffrey Ecroyd on the front pastedown. Bookseller Inventory # 223285

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans, London, 1850. Half - Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. Browne, H. K (illustrator). First Edition. Bound by F. Lankester, Bury St Edmunds, in tan brown half leather with marbled boards, gilt and blind stamped decs to spine. Engraved title page bound into front of vol 2, featuring publishers date of 1850 beneath. Other first issue points include errors 'recal' on first line of p.16, 'screwed' on p.132 and chapter XXVII beginning on p.282 rather than p.283 listed in contents. Spines lightly sunned with small nicks/tears to vol 2. Boards rubbed/scratched with light chipping to edges. Crayon marking to top edges. Gutters cracked but contents remain solid. Bookplates to front pastedowns, small ink '5/-' to corner of ffeps. Foxing throughout, particularly to plates which are also browned. Otherwise a clean and sturdy pair of volumes. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 55246

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. xiv, errata, 624 p. Contemporary half leather. 40 engravings by H.K. Browne. First edition, first printing, first issue. (Dated 1850 on title page. First issue error of "screamed" instead of "screwed" on pg. 132 present.) Good condition. All plates present. Rubbing to marbled front and back covers. Bookplate on paste down. Leather at head chipped, worn at tail and tips as well. Title and facing page have heavy foxing, plates have some foxing throughout. Light tidemark effecting bottom margins of first 140 pages or so. Front hinge weak; some inexpert color correcting to edge of spine. A solid copy. Bookseller Inventory # 150615002

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans, London, 1850. First edition. Octavo; 624 pp. Hardcover in half leather over blue cloth, marbled endpapers. First issue with all first issue points, including ''screwed'' for "screamed" on page 132. Boards rubbed at extremities; hinges starting; scattered foxing throughout, heavier foxing to half-title, frontispiece and title page, tear at tail of front free end page has been tape-repaired; still a Very Good copy. JM Consignment. Shelved in Case #4. Dupont. Bookseller Inventory # 9-114-1234946

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Dickens, Charles.

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Item Description: Bradbury and Evans: London, 1850. 8.5 x 5.25, full gilt crushed gold morocco with raised bands; aeg, binding by Bayntun-Riviere though not identified as such, 624 pp; covers with minor wear, hinges a little loose, pp lightly toned and spotted else a nice, finely bound copy of the FIRST ED, FIRST PRINTING with all points listed in Smith: Heritage Bookshop bibliography including "screamed" on p 132 and "bnt" on p 597. Bookseller Inventory # 99-2563

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Item Description: London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850., 1850. Hardcover. First edition. Tall 8vo., cont. dark green half morocco, cloth, raised bands, elaborate gilt compartments, leather spine label, (xvi), 624pp. With illustrations. This should have the date "1850" under the publisher on the vignette title but in this copy the page has been cropped so it is impossible to determine. Some foxing and browning to plates, a bit of speckling to the cloth, small split in the outer front spine gutter but this is still a very good copy in an attractive binding. Bookseller Inventory # 24630

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Charles Dickens

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Item Description: Bradbury and Evans, 1850. 3/4 Leather. Book Condition: Veryt Good. First Edition. Solid copy - 3/4 leather. Orange leather with marbled cover , edges and endpapers. First Edition early issue. Screamed on page 132 has been changed to screwed.All other points present. All illustrations present. Very good copy corners mildly worn. Bookseller Inventory # 006351

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Item Description: Bradbury & Evans, London, 1850. leather_bound. Browne, H.K. (illustrator). First edition. 624 pages. 22 x 15 cm. Early issue, with half title, errata slip, engraved title, and thirty-eight plates by Hablot K. Browne -- with first issue points noted by Smith: including "screamed," p.32, comma on plate p.386 [Traddle], and third "I" on p. viii raised Dicken's biographic novel, his first written in the first person. From the library of Hudson Gurney, antiquarian, verse writer and politician, serving as an MP six times: also a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Royal Society, and member of the British Archaeological Society. His name and crest front and back covers in gilt. GIMBEL A122. ECKEL pp.77-78. SADLIER 686. Interior contents generally clean, plate offsetting, most plates toned, Bookplate of Robert Norton Ganz after Rowlandson design. 19th century brown calf rebacked, red leather spine label printed in gilt. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 20150

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DICKENS, CHARLES

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Item Description: Bradbury and Evans, London, 1850. Half Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition, First Issue. Recent rebind in half brown calf and brown buckram boards, gilt ruled spine compartments with maroon and black leather spine labels, new endpapers, all edges marbled. Pp. xiv, errata, [1]-624. Illustrated with 40 engravings in total (includes frontispiece, and engraved title-page). First edition, first issue with date on engraved title page, the misprint "screamed" on page 132, and with Chap. XXVII on page 282 (not 283 as listed). Mild to medium foxing to several pages, with heavier foxing on the frontispiece and engraved title-page, and with some thumbing, ink signature of previous owner John F. Perry (late 19th-century member of various Antiquarian and Archaelogical Societies), and small blind embossed stamp on front blank, otherwise interior good, in a very good recent binding. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 22177

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