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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

DICKENS (Charles). Master Humphrey's clock. With illustrations By George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1840-1. 3 Vols., super roy.8vo gathered in sixes; each volume with frontispiece and numerous engravings on text-paper; contemporary half green calf, marbled sides, spine tooled gilt and blind, red label. A nice copy.

With a slip bearing the signature of the illustrator George Cattermole tipped on to the front binder's blank in volume one. Cattermole's signature is, in our experience, uncommon.

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[DICKENS (Charles)]. Illustrations Of Master Humphrey's Clock, In Seventy plates, Designed and etched on steel. By Thomas Sibson. The Old Curiosity Shop. - Barnaby Rudge. London: Robert Tyas, 8, Paternoster Row, 1842. Super Roy.8vo; half-title not called for; woodcut vignette on title; seventy engraved plates, each with a tissue guard; pp.viii+plates; dark brown very fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover with design of clock (its hands showing eight minutes to one) and cradling arabesque, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Re-cased and re-backed with matching cloth, the original backstrip, chipped a little at extremities, being laid on; later yellow-coated end-papers in imitation of the originals (the tips of which are still just visible at head and tail on the two paste-downs); slight wear to corners of boards; a little scattered light foxing, more or less confined to margins or backs of plates, but heavier on a few plates towards the end; in general, however, a very decent copy of a set difficult to find now in the original binding.

Published in the same format as the book issue of Dickens' ‘Master Humphrey's Clock', which it was intended to complement. Though other illustrators produced rival sets of illustrations to Dickens' novels as early as ‘Pickwick', the present title left more of a market than usual, the original being issued with woodcuts in the text but no plates. Sibson's engravings are generally excellent. Some twenty of them are provided with remarques. In the present copy the engraved title to ‘The Old Curiosity Shop' has the four of the date reversed.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. The Pic nic papers. By various hands. Edited by Charles Dickens, Esq. With Illustrations by George Cruikshank, Phiz, &c. In three volumes. Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1841. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; frontispiece and three plates in volumes one and two, frontispiece and five plates in volume three; old full maroon morocco, ruled blind on sides and spine, gilt tooled dentelles, matching marbled edges and end-papers. In general a nice copy.

The first state of text, p.[iii], l.3 of text having the incorrect reading, ‘publisher young' instead of ‘young publisher' as in the corrected second state. Two of the plates are by George Cruikshank, six by Phiz, and six by R.J. Hamerton. Literary contributions are by Dickens, Agnes Strickland, Leitch Ritchie, W.H. Maxwell, Thomas Moore, William Harrison Ainsworth, Horace Smith, etc. Among the anonymous pieces is a short novel concerned with necromancy. Sadleir, 703, calling for two advertisement leaves (one integral) at end of volume three; not in Locke.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. The Pic nic papers. By various hands. Edited by Charles Dickens. Author of "The Pickwick Papers," "Nicholas Nickleby," etc. Paris, Published by A. and W. Galignani and Co, No.18, rue Vivienne, 1841. Demy 8vo; bound up without the half-title; contemporary half-calf, matching marbled sides and edges, contrasting spine label. Minor faults, but in general a nice copy.

First Paris edition, bearing the same date as the English edition. Contributors include Dickens, Agnes Strickland, Leitch Ritchie, Allan Cunningham, W.H. Maxwell, Thomas Moore, William Harrison Ainsworth, Horace Smith, etc.

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DICKENS (Charles). Een Kersprookje. Te Amsterdam, bij Hendrik Frijlink, 1844. Demy 8vo; blank precedes half-title; lithographic frontispiece bearing two vignettes, on plate-paper; woodcut vignette on title; blue-green wrappers printed on the outside only in black, the front wrapper bearing a woodcut vignette; a.e. uncut; the whole bound in maroon half-roan, cloth sides, lettered on the front board in gilt. Some foxing of prelims., final leaf, and wrappers, and wrappers just a trifle frayed at edges. Scarce.

First Dutch edition of ‘A Christmas Carol'. From the library of Leslie C. Staples, with his ‘Pickwick' book-plate.

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DICKENS (Charles). A Christmas carol. In prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. By Charles Dickens. With illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly, N.D. [Winter, 1873]. Post 8vo, text printed throughout in black within scarlet ecclesiastical frame borders; fine hand-coloured etched frontispiece with tissue guard, and three hand-coloured plates; four wood-cuts in text; integral leaf publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+166+[ii]; diagonally fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Brilliantly fine copy.

Apart from the title-page and the rubricated borders, printed on large paper from the original stereo plates, which at this stage showed little wear. The gilt blocking of the binding design is an enlarged facsimile of the original. Dated from the advertisement leaf at the end, which shows only nineteen of the twenty-one volumes of the Charles Dickens Edition of the works as yet available. The remaining volumes were issued in 1874. Issued to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the original edition. There is no list of the plates, but they are bound in to face pp.25, 78, and 150.

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DICKENS (Charles). A Christmas carol. In prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. By Charles Dickens. With illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, Limited, 1886. Sm.f'cap 8vo; etched frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; four wood-cuts in text; integral leaf publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[vi]+166+[ii]; diagonally fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; white end-papers printed on facing surfaces with commercial advertisements. Nice copy.

The text is printed from the original stereo plates, which at this stage were becoming somewhat worn. The binding design is a facsimile of the original. There is no list of the plates, but they are bound in to face pp.25, 78, and 150.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Life and adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit. With illustrations by Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1844. Demy 8vo; half-title, frontispiece, engraved and letterpress titles, errata leaf, and thirty-eight plates; contemporary half calf gilt, marbled sides, contrasting spine label; sprinkled burnished edges. A nice copy.

Later issue, the £ sign on the engraved title being correctly placed. Eckel, pp.71-73. In this copy a number of blank leaves have been inserted before the half-title page onto which have been laid a number of obituary notices of Dickens clipped from contemporary newspapers, an account of Dean Stanley's sermon on Dickens taken from "The Times" of June 20th, 1870, and a report of a speech by Professor Jowett made on the same occasion.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Life and adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit. With illustrations by Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1844. Demy 8vo; one volume bound in two; frontispiece and engraved title in volume one, letterpress title in volume two; errata leaf, and thirty-eight plates; contemporary half rose calf elaborately tooled gilt on spine, matching marbled sides and edges, contrasting spine labels. Covers generally a little rubbed; bound up without the half-title; slight foxing and quite heavy marginal embrowning of most plates; otherwise a nice copy.

Later state of the engraved title, the £ sign being correctly oriented. Eckel, pp.71-73.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Life and adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit. With illustrations by Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1844. Demy 8vo; half-title present; frontispiece and engraved title precede letterpress title; errata leaf; thirty-eight plates; contemporary half roan ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, plum cloth sides. Small split in roan at tail of front joint, and joints a trifle rubbed; some mottled fading of cloth; two plates lacking (v. note); slight foxing and quite heavy marginal embrowning of most plates, and one plate frayed at blank fore-margin; otherwise a nice copy. Offered cheaply as a working copy because of the missing plates.

Later state of the engraved title, the £ sign being correctly oriented. Eckel, pp.71-73. This copy has been bound up without the plates to pp.296 and 320 (‘Balm for the wounded orphan' and ‘Mrs. Gamp has her eye on the future'). In place of the latter has been bound in error a second copy of the plate to p.563 (‘Mrs. Gamp proposes a toast'). In addition, the plates to pp.384, 448, and 622 have been misbound at pp.284, 548, and 616, respectively.

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DICKENS (Charles). The chimes: A Goblin Story Of Some bells that rang an old year out And a new year in. Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1845. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; engraved frontispiece and title-page after Maclise precede letterpress title-page; numerous illustrations in text after Leech, Stanfield, and Doyle; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered scarlet-through-gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Gilt a little rubbed on spine, and covers slightly mottled; back end-papers marked; without the advertisement leaf; otherwise a fine copy.

Eckel, pp.116-8: Eckel's later issue of the engraved title, having the publisher's imprint in type below the plate, and agreeing with Eckel in having the commas and semi-colon in the printer's imprint on the verso of the title-page. In some copies they are absent, though Eckel fails to note this: issue sequence undetermined. Sadleir, 683 (recording a first issue copy); not in Wolff.

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DICKENS (Charles). The chimes: A Goblin Story Of Some bells that rang an old year out And a new year in. Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1845. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; engraved frontispiece and title-page after Maclise precede letterpress title-page; numerous illustrations in text after Leech, Stanfield, and Doyle; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered scarlet-through-gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. A near fine copy.

Eckel, pp.116-8: Eckel's later issue of the engraved title, having the publisher's imprint in type below the plate, but differing from Eckel by having no commas or semi-colon in the printer's imprint on the verso of the title-page - though they are present as in Eckel in the imprint on the verso of p.175. Sadleir, 683 (recording a first issue copy); not in Wolff.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Cricket on the hearth. A Fairy tale of home. Printed and published for the author, By Bradbury and Evans, 90, Fleet Street, And Whitefriars, 1846. F'cap 8vo; engraved frontispiece and title-page after Maclise precede letterpress title-page; numerous illustrations in text after Leech, Stanfield, Doyle, and Landseer; integral advertisement leaf at end; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered scarlet-through-gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Virtually fine copy.

Eckel, pp.119-20: but differing from Eckel by having no comma after ‘Evans' in the printer's imprint on the verso of the title-page - though the imprint at the foot of p.174 agrees with Eckel. Sadleir, 685; Wolff, 1796.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Cricket on the hearth. a Fairy tale of home. Paris. A. and W. Galignani and Co, Rue Vivienne, No 18, 1846. 12mo; half-title; contemporary green morocco cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine; bound up without the wrappers. Slight dusting here and there in text; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

The first French edition. The last gathering consists of three leaves and seems to have been printed as a half-sheet the other three leaves of which carried the prelims.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Battle of life. A Love Story. Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars, 1846. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and title-page after Maclise precede letterpress title; numerous illustrations on text-paper after Maclise, R. Doyle, C. Stanfield, and J. Leech; inserted advertisement leaf at end; horizontally ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; pale yellow coated end-papers. Rebacked with matching cloth; otherwise a nice copy.

Eckel, pp.121-3: the commonest of the four issues of this book, having neither imprint nor date on the engraved title, and ‘A LOVE STORY' engraved on a scroll held by a cherub. Eckel's fourth issue - but Sawyer and Darton, II, p.286, cast doubt on this - and it might be better to say that no precedence has been certainly established: Eckel records that 23,000 copies were sold in the first twenty-four hours - presumably in the first issued state, which ought therefore to be not uncommon. Later on the book did not do well, and ended up, in fact, the least succesful of the Christmas Books. Sadleir, 681, recording a different issue; not in Wolff.

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DICKENS (Charles). The haunted man And The ghost's bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time. Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1848. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes frontispiece; half-title not called for; frontispiece and engraved title printed in black and buff; letterpress title; numerous wood-engravings in text after Tenniel, Leech, Clarkson Stanfield, and F. Stone; vertically ribbed red cloth blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; a.e.g.; pale yellow coated end-papers. Covers defective; otherwise nice.

Sadleir 690. Eckel, pp.124-5.

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DICKENS (Charles). Dombey and son. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1848. Frontispiece, engraved and letterpress titles, and thirty-eight plates by Phiz; contemporary full calf gilt; gilt edges; marbled end-papers. Covers used; strip clipped from upper margin of letterpress title-page, leaving date ‘May 1848', in ink, still visible; name written on upper margin of dedication leaf; otherwise in general a nice copy internally.

Bound up without the half title, but with the two line errata; the earlier state of the engraved title, dated 1848 at foot; the earlier issue of the text, with the word "Captain" at foot of p.324 mis-spelled "Capatin". Bound from the parts. Eckel, pp.74-6.

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DICKENS (Charles). Dombey and son. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1848. Half-title present; frontispiece, engraved and letterpress titles, and thirty eight plates by Phiz; modern cloth. Insignificant spotting of plates; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Bound up without the errata leaf; the earlier state of the engraved title, dated 1848 at foot; the later issue of the text, with the word "Captain" at foot of p.324 correctly spelled. Bound from the parts. Eckel, pp.74-6.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Dombey and son. Full-length Portraits Of Dombey & Carker, Miss Tox, Mrs. Skewton, Mrs. Pipchin, Old Sol. & Capt. Cuttle, Major Bagstock, Miss Nipper, Polly. In eight plates Designed and etched by Hablot K. Browne. And published with the sanction of Mr. Charles Dickens. Chapman and Hall, 1848. The eight plates unsewn as issued in the original blue-green wrappers printed outside in black. Small splits in wrappers at head and tail of fold; two or three very small ink spatters on upper wrapper; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus.



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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Dombey and son. The Four Portraits Of Edith, Florence, Alice, and Little Paul. Engraved under the superintendence of R. Young and H.K. Browne. From designs by Hablot K. Browne. And published with the sanction of Mr. Charles Dickens. Chapman and Hall, 1848. The four plates unsewn as issued in the original green wrappers printed outside in black. Wrappers torn at fold, and generally somewhat frayed and fragile; strengthened in places with tissue; front wrapper marked; plates nice.



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DICKENS (Charles). The personal history Of David Copperfield. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. Brad- bury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1850. Half-title and errata leaves present; letterpress title; frontis- piece with tissue guard, engraved title, and thirty- eight plates; contemporary half-calf, marbled sides, contrasting spine label; marbled end-papers and edges. Backstrip and sides detached, but the sewing sound; a little light foxing of plates; otherwise internally a very nice copy.

The first issue, with the date also on the engraved title. Bound up from the parts. Eckel, p.77. The covers are capable of inexpensive restoration.

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DICKENS (Charles). American notes For General circulation. With a frontispiece by C. Stanfield, R.A. Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1850. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece with loose tissue guard; pp.[xvi]+175+[i (printer's imprint)]; vertically fine ribbed olive cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. A nice copy.

Corrected by Dickens, and with a Preface here first published. Issued as a volume of the ‘Cheap Edition of the Works'. The text is printed in double column throughout.

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DICKENS (Charles). Christmas books. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1852. Half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece by Leech; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+266+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed olive cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. One eighth of an inch chipped from cloth at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

The first collected edition of the Christmas Books. Corrected and revised by Dickens, and with a Preface here first published. Issued as a volume of the ‘Cheap Edition of the Works'. The text is printed in double column throughout.

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DICKENS (Ch.). Contes de Noël. Traduits de l'anglais Avec l'autorisation de l'auteur Sous la direction de P. Lorain. Le Chant de Noël - Les Carillons; Le Grillon du foyer - La Bataille de la vie; Le Possède. Publication de Ch. Lahure Imprimeur a Paris. Paris, Libraire de L. Hachette et Cie, Rue Pierre-Sarrazin, No.14, N.D. [1857]. 12mo; imprint leaf at end; pp.viii+[436]; publisher's vertically-ribbed brown cloth blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; buff end-papers. Some light foxing, otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce, especially thus.

Includes the text, both in English and French, of a two-page "Address . . . to the French public" specially written by Dickens for this edition (and, as far as we can discover, never reprinted). The first edition of these translations (by Mlle. de Saint-Romain and M. de Goy) as well as the first collected and first authorised edition of the Christmas Books in French, though the first two had appeared in unauthorised translations in [1846] and 1848.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Pic-nic papers. By Charles Dickens, W.H. Maxwell, Thomas Moore, Miss Strickland, Horace Smith, Leitch Ritchie, And other celebrated writers. Edited by Charles Dickens, Esq., Author of "The Pickwick Papers," "Nicholas Nickleby," etc. With Illustrations on Steel By George Cruikshank and Phiz. Ward and Lock, 158, Fleet Street, N.D. [c.1857]. Half-title not called for; woodcut vignette on title; frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; light sea-green ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered, ruled, and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. A nice copy.

As far as we can discover, this is the first one volume edition of this title, which was originally published in three volumes by Henry Colburn in 1841. Colburn died in 1855, and this was presumably among the copyrights acquired by Ward and Lock at the Colburn sale in May 1857. The front end-paper bears an inscription dated 1863.

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DICKENS (Charles). Little Dorrit. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1857. Frontispiece with tissue guard, engraved and letterpress titles, and thirty eight plates by Phiz; half-title not called for; green fine-diaper cloth, quadruple-ruled borders on sides, blind-banded spine, lettered with the title and the date at foot, all gilt. Neatly rebacked with the original backstrip laid on; corners slightly worn, and cloth just a little rubbed; slight foxing of plates, mostly confined to edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir 691. Sadleir notes how difficult it is to find Dickens's first editions in original cloth, since, "most of the volumes being too heavy for their cases" "the great majority of copies which survive are rebound". Eckel, pp.82 - 5: the first issue, with the error ‘Rigaud' for ‘Blandois' throughout Ch.XVII of book two. Eckel calls for a half-title; Sadleir, describing his near-fine copy in cloth, does not. In fact, the missing leaf of the preliminary gathering is the final leaf of text, a singleton (v. Hatton & Cleaver, p.330).

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DICKENS (Charles). Little Dorrit. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1857. Frontispiece, engraved and letterpress titles, and thirty eight plates by Phiz; half-title not called for; contemporary purple calf, green label, marbled boards, buff faced end-papers. Slight wear to covers; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Eckel, pp.82-5. The first state of text and first issue, with the error ‘Rigaud' for ‘Blandois' throughout Ch.XVII of Book Two, and with the correction slip bound in after p.466. (It refers to the following chapter, but was issued with the next number tipped onto p.481). Bound up from the parts. Eckel calls for a half-title; Sadleir, describing his near-fine copy in cloth, does not. In fact, the missing leaf of the preliminary gathering is the final leaf of text, a singleton (v. Hatton & Cleaver, p.330). Sadleir 691; Wolff, 1802.

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DICKENS (Charles). Little Dorrit. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1857. Frontispiece, engraved and letterpress titles, and thirty eight plates by Phiz; half-title not called for; three line Errata at foot of list of plates; pp.xiv+625+[i (blank)]; contemporary half green calf, black lettering-piece, tooled gilt on sides, spine elaborately ruled and tooled gilt and with four flat raised bands; horizontally-fine-ribbed grass-green cloth sides, a.e.g., end-papers faced yellow; binder's imprint of ‘Byrne & Co.' on front paste-down. Covers generally a llittle rubbed and dull, and leather splitting slightly at tail-edge of joints; some foxing to plates, chiefly of backs and extreme edges, and a couple lightly dampstained on verso; in general, however, a nice copy.

Eckel, pp.82-5. The first state of text, with the error ‘Rigaud' for ‘Blandois' throughout Ch.XVII of Book Two, but without the correction slip sometimes found bound in after p.481. The binder's stamp suggests that this is very possibly one of the copies published bound in half leather at 24s. 6d. as against 21s. for the cloth copies. Eckel calls for a half-title; Sadleir, describing his near-fine copy in cloth, does not. In fact, the missing leaf of the preliminary gathering is the final leaf of text, a singleton (v. Hatton & Cleaver, p.330). Sadleir 691; Wolff, 1802.

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DICKENS (Charles). A Christmas carol. In prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. By Charles Dickens. London: Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1858. F'cap 8vo; pp.[viii]+100; lime green wrappers printed on sides in black, the back wrapper bearing a festive wreath within a ruled frame beneath which is the printer's imprint; a.e uncut; issued without free end-papers. Minute chip to top corner of front wrapper, and wrappers very slightly marked; unobtrusive tissued strengthening to paper of spine, which is just a little chipped; front paste-down slightly damp-stained; otherwise a very nice copy.

The story as arranged by Dickens himself for his readings. The correct first printing, with the date present on both the title-page and the front wrapper, and the back wrapper not carrying advertisements. All of the fragile ‘Reading' condensations are now quite scarce.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Cricket on the hearth. A Fairy tale of home. By Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, N.D. [c.1859]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+108; lime green wrappers, cut flush, printed on sides in black, the back wrapper bearing advertisements of the reading editions; issued without free end-papers. Wrappers very slightly stained, and unobtrusive ownership signature on upper margin of front wrapper; pastedowns lightly foxed with some offsetting; light pencilled notes on front paste-down and first twenty-three leaves of text, apparently relating to a translation into French; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

The story as condensed by Dickens himself for his readings. Originally published in 1858 under the imprint of Bradbury & Evans. Chapman and Hall's address here appears on the front wrapper and title-page in a form that was correct for 1859, the date at which they took over the publication of Dickens' works from Bradbury & Evans, until early in 1880.

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DICKENS (Charles). The chimes: A Goblin Story Of Some bells that rang an old year out And a new year in. By Charles Dickens. London: Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1858. F'cap 8vo; final leaf integral advertisements for the ‘Library Edition' as published by ‘Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, And Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street', verso blank; pp.[iv]+105+[i (blank)]+[ii]; lime green wrappers printed on sides in black, the back wrapper advertising under the heading ‘Cheap and uniform editions Of Mr. Dickens's Christmas Books' the two titles already published in the series (‘A Christmas Carol' and ‘The Cricket on the Hearth'); a.e uncut; issued without free end-papers. Front wrapper slightly scuffed at head, with some loss to printed corner ornaments; unobtrusive tissued strengthening to paper of spine, which is just a little chipped at head and tail; otherwise a nice copy.

The story as condensed by Dickens himself for his readings. In this copy the date appears only on the title-page, and not, as usual, the wrappers also, which do bear, however, the Bradbury & Evans imprint. Chapman and Hall appear to have been in the process of taking over distribution of Dickens works at the period when these volumes were produced: subsequent issues were undated and bear the Chapman and Hall imprint on both the title-page and wrappers. All of the fragile ‘Reading' condensations are now quite scarce.

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DICKENS (Charles). The story Of Little Dombey. Bradbury & Evans, 1858. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pp.[iv]+121+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bright green wrappers, printed black on sides; a.e. uncut; issued without free end-papers. Backstrip cracked, and chipped at head and tail; slight dusting and spotting throughout, chiefly of margins; a very good copy, nonetheless, of a fragile book.

A condensed and re-worked version of the novel produced by Dickens himself for public reading, this, the first trade edition, was preceded by a very small edition printed privately for the author the same year. NCBEL, 3: 798

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DICKENS (Charles). The story Of Little Dombey. By Charles Dickens. London: Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1858. F'cap 8vo; final leaf integral advertisements for the ‘Library Edition' as published by ‘Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, And Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street', verso blank; pp.[iv]+121+[i (blank)]+[ii]; lime green wrappers printed on sides in black, the back wrapper advertising under the heading ‘Cheap and uniform editions Of Mr. Dickens's Christmas Books' the three titles already published in the series (‘A Christmas Carol', ‘The Chimes', and ‘The Cricket on the Hearth'); a.e uncut; issued without free end-papers. Front wrapper slightly scuffed at head, with some loss to printed corner ornament; unobtrusive tissued strengthening to paper of spine, which is just a little chipped at head and tail; otherwise a very nice copy.

The story as condensed by Dickens himself for his readings. In this copy the date appears, as usual, on both the title-page and the front wrapper. All of the fragile ‘Reading' consensations are now quite scarce.

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DICKENS (Charles). The story Of Little Dombey. By Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, N.D. [c.1859]. F'cap 8vo; final blank; pp.[iv]+121+[iii]; light green wrappers printed on sides in black, the back wrapper bearing series advertisements; t.e.g., fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed; issued without end-papers. Bound up in Victorian half-black sheep, ruled gilt on sides, ruled, elaborately tooled, and lettered gilt, on spine, marbled boards; end-papers faced grey. Some light general wear to leather; prelims. and last three leaves foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

The novel as condensed by Dickens himself for his readings - but here advertised on the back wrapper along with ‘A Christmas Carol', ‘The Chimes', ‘The Cricket on the Hearth', and ‘The Poor Traveller: Boots at the Holly-tree Inn; And Mrs. Gamp' under the heading "Cheap and uniform editions / of / Mr. Dickens's Christmas Books". Originally published in 1858 under the imprint of Bradbury & Evans. Chapman and Hall's address here appears on the front wrapper and title-page in a form that was correct for 1859, the date at which they took over the publication of Dickens' works from Bradbury & Evans, until early in 1880. All of the fragile ‘Reading' condensations are now quite scarce - particularly in fine original wrappers.

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DICKENS (Charles). The poor traveller: Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn: And Mrs. Gamp. By Charles Dickens. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1858. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final leaf integral advertisements for the ‘Library Edition' as published by ‘Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, And Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street', verso blank; lime green wrappers printed on sides in black, the back wrapper advertising under the heading ‘Cheap and uniform editions Of Mr. Dickens's Christmas Books' the four titles already published in the series (i.e., the whole series except for the present title); a.e uncut; issued without free end-papers. Front wrapper very slightly fragile at head and tail of joint; half a dozen fox-spots scattered throughout; an unusually nice copy.

In our experience, the scarcest of the five reading editions.

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DICKENS (Charles). The poor traveller: Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn: And Mrs. Gamp. By Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1864. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final leaf integral advertisements for the ‘Illustrated Library Edition' and the ‘Cheap and Uniform Edition', verso blank; lime green wrappers printed on sides in black, the back wrapper advertising under the heading ‘Cheap and uniform editions Of Mr. Dickens's Christmas Books' the four titles already published in the series (i.e., the whole series except for the present title); issued without free end-papers. Slight chipping to paper of spine; extensive pencilled excision marks and alteration to the text of ‘The Poor Traveller', evidently intended to produce a shorter reading version (v. note); otherwise a nice copy.

The alterations to the text are in a hand resembling Dickens' own, and some of them - in particular the addition of the word ‘above' after ‘gallery' in l.10 on p.30, which isn't related to any of the cuts and is in fact a purely stylistic change - are of a kind that one would not expect unless they were authorial.

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DICKENS (Charles). The poor traveller: Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn: And Mrs. Gamp. By Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall (Limited.), N.D. [c.1880]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.114+[ii]; pale blue-green wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers; bound into quarter dark green crushed Niger morocco, spine with two raised bands, ruled and up-lettered gilt, Cockerel paper sides, vellum corner-tips. Slight wear to fore-edges of wrappers; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Stories as condensed by Dickens himself for his readings. Originally published in 1858 under the imprint of Bradbury & Evans. The present re-issue is dated from the appearance on the front wrapper of Chapman and Hall's address as ‘11, Henrietta St., Covent Garden', an address to which they moved early in 1880. The absence of an address from the title-page suggests that they were in the process of looking for new premises when the copy was sent to the printer. The present copy has the terminal blank conjugate with the final leaf of text, which is not present in all copies.

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DICKENS (Charles). Great expectations. In three volumes. Second edition [so volumes I and II; volume III: Fifth Edition (v. note)]. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1861. (The right of translation is reserved.) 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; pp.[iv]+344; [ii]+351+[i (printer's imprint)]; [ii]+344; contemporary half olive brown calf, tooled blind on sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled, tooled, and lettered, gilt, black lettering-piece, oil-marbled sides, sprinkled edges, end-papers faced sea-green. Slight wear to calf at head and tail of spines, and some peeling, more or less confined to corners; owner's signature at head of each title-page; some lower corners or margins in volume three with light embrowning or staining, touching the last two or three lines of text only on some half-dozen leaves, and likewise the top margins on some three or four; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy.

V. Smith Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth Part One p.104. As detailed by Smith five so-called ‘Editions' were issued between 6th July and 30th October 1861 which are more properly to be termed ‘issues' of a single ‘edition': "these first five issues were probably printed as a single impression and published with altered title-pages to imply and encourage a rapid sale". Corrections and alterations to the typography were however made during the course of printing and there are recognisable early and later states of many of the quires some of which are recorded in only one or two known copies. Further the quires were mixed at the binders and a late title-page does not necessarily go with a late state of the text. (The ‘Second' ‘Second' and ‘Fifth Edition' combination found in the present set admirably illustrates this as the set was evidently issued thus having both a contemporary binding and the same early signature in each volume). The present copy despite the title-pages has all the misprints described by Eckel as characterising a first issue (Vol.II. p.162 ‘their' for ‘her'; Vol.III p.145 l.1 ‘but' for ‘was'; p.150 l.4 ‘led' for ‘lead') and of the more subtle points described by Smith: in Vol.I. p.84 l.6 and p.143 l.18 ‘recal' for ‘recall'; p.311 l.8 full-stop lacking at end of line; p.237 l.10 has the comma present at end of line as in the first issue but here slightly damaged; in Vol.II. p.278 l.21 damage to ‘i' and ‘n' in ‘friend' (but not to ‘f' as called for by Smith); p.333 l.2 and p.350 l.1 ‘recal' for ‘recall'; in Vol.III. p.37 l.25 ‘raving' for ‘staving' (here corrected in ink); p.132 l.23 ‘recal' for ‘recall'; p.204 l.9 ‘befal' for ‘befall'. Smith records that only about 750 copies were issued with the second title-page. ‘Great Expectations is the scarcest of Dickens' novels in first edition: an average copy in original cloth with three ‘Second Edition' title-pages recently fetched £5760.00 at auction (including the ‘buyer's premium') whilst a fine copy with three ‘Fifth Edition' title-pages made £9000.00.

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DICKENS (Charles), COLLINS (Wilkie), and others. Christmas stories. The haunted house By Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, G.A. Sala, E.C. Gaskell, Hesba Stretton, And Adelaide Procter. A message from the sea By Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Charles Collins, H.F. Chorley, Holme Lee, And Amelia Edwards. Tom Tiddler's Ground By Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Charles Collins, John Harwood, and Amelia Edwards. Copyright edition. Leipzip: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1862. Roy.16mo in half sheets; half/series title lacking; contemporary half brown morocco, gilt and blind, marbled sides. Minor marking and dusting, but a nice copy.

First collected edition, and first appearance of these stories in book form, preceding the first English collected edition by nine years. An important collection in as much as the several contributors to these three stories are here for the first time identified.

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DICKENS (Charles). Our mutual friend. With illustrations by Marcus Stone. In two volumes. Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, 1865. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; bound up without the half-titles, the author's note slip, and the integral advertisement leaf at the end of volume two; frontispiece and nineteen plates in each volume; contemporary half green calf, red labels, marbled boards and edges, end-papers faced fawn. Calf worn; otherwise very nice.

Bound up from the parts. Sadleir, 697.

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DICKENS (Charles). Our mutual friend. With illustrations by Marcus Stone. In two volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, 1865. (The right of Translation is reserved.) 2 Vols., demy 8vo, bound in one, as issued; wood-engraved title precedes letterpress title in volume one; half-title to volume two and slip explaining title not called for in this issue; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two (verso blank); wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and nineteen plates, in each volume; pp.[xii]+320; [vi (paged [viii])]+309+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; moss green fine diaper cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very slight fading to cloth of spine and top fifth of front cover, and very slight rubbing to gilt of imprint; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

The book was issued originally in cloth as two separate volumes, volume one being issued whilst the parts to volume two were still in course of publication, the two volumes in one issue, as here, being issued much later uniform with the similar one volume editions of other of Dickens's works, a few sets of sheets having apparently been discovered unsold, this issue being provided with the additional engraved title recorded above on which the publisher's address is given as ‘Henrietta Street' - an address Chapman and Hall moved to in 1880 - rather than ‘193, Piccadilly' as on the letterpress title. Stab-holes in the present copy show the first volume to have been bound up from stripped parts. Sadleir, 697, and Wolff, 1809, both recording only the two volume in two issue in maroon cloth; Smith, ‘Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth', Part One, likewise does not record this one-volume cloth issue, which is evidently scarce in any condition. Sadleir comments generally of Dickens first editions: "It would I think surprise many experienced collectors to discover how extremely difficult it is to get these 8vo first editions in original cloth and really clean. The great majority of copies which survive are re-bound, and those which have retained their original clothing (most of the volumes being too heavy for their cases) are usually in poor condition."

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DICKENS (Charles). Barnaby Rudge. A Tale of the Riots of "'Eighty." [And "Reprinted pieces."] With a frontispiece. In two volumes. Vol.I. [Vol.II.] Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1866. 2 Vols., printed in double column; engraved frontispiece in each volume; pale green boards, printed in black; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. An exceptionally nice set of a very fragile book.

These two volumes of ‘The People's Barnaby Rudge' were issued separately, on October and November 30th, 1866, respectively. As far as we have been able discover, the appearance of the ‘Reprinted Pieces' in volume two marks their first publication in book form in England.

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DICKENS (Charles). The mystery Of Edwin Drood. With twelve illustrations by S.L. Fildes, And a portrait. London: Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, 1870. (The right of Translation is reserved.) Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; steel-engraved portrait frontispiece, from a photograph, and vignette title-page, precede letterpress title-page; twelve wood-engraved plates; pp.[viii]+190; modern full natural calf, spine ruled rather amateurishly in blind, and with heavily trimmed old label laid on; recent period-style marbled end-papers. Some very light foxing, and lacking the final leaf of integral advertisements, but a nice copy.

Sadleir, 694, recording a copy in cloth, bound from the parts; Wolff, 1805; Eckel, pp.96-98; . Stab-holes suggest that the present copy has been bound up from the parts. In this copy, the ‘8' of the page number of p.28 lacks most of the upper loop. In some copies it is perfect. The present copy of that part presumably exhibits a later state.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. The mystery Of Mr. E. Drood. An adaptation By Orpheus C. Kerr. John Camden Hotten, 74 & 75, Piccadilly, N.D. [1870]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page on text-paper; pp.[5]-[218]; glazed yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the back wrapper bearing an advertisement for ‘Whelpton's Vegetable purifying pills'; pastedowns printed with publisher's advertisements in black. Re-bound in Edwardian half blue calf, matching blue and gilt marbled sides and end-papers, spine with five raised bands, tooled and lettered gilt; t.e.g.; original wrappers bound in at end. Wrappers a little marked and chipped; minute point of lower corners chipped from frontispiece and title leaves; binder's blanks foxed with slight offsetting, and slight foxing of three or four leaves; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

First English edition of a work published in America the same year under the title ‘The Cloven Foot: being an adaptation to American Scenes, Characters, Customs, and Nomenclature'. A burlesque based on Dickens's novel, and the earliest of all specimens of ‘Droodiana'. In the present copy both the pagination and the collation call for a further two leaves to be present before the frontispiece, whilst the collation indicates a leaf also to be lacking after the final leaf of text: the structure of Hotten's other productions in this format at about this date, would suggest that all three leaves should be publisher's advertisements, the outermost probably serving as free end-papers. CBEL, III, p.444, listing only the American edition; not in Wolff; Sadleir, 704, records Hotten's ‘Piccadilly Annual' of the same date, in which part of this work appeared, but does not record the complete work, as here. ‘Kerr', whose real name was Robert Henry Newell, was the third husband of Adah Isaacs Menken.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Tuggs's at Ramsgate. By Charles Dickens. And Other stories by popular writers. New edition. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1873. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; cancel title-page (on paper of a slightly different stock from that of the text); pp.[ii]+[374]; glazed yellow boards, printed in black, red, and green on front cover and spine, with series advertisements in black on back cover; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements. A nice copy.

First edition, second issue, the book having evidently failed to sell upon its first publication in 1871. The covers bear the title as ‘The Tuggs' at Ramsgate By "Boz" And other sketches by popular authors.' Dickens's story was first published in ‘The Library of Fiction, or Family Story-Teller' in 1836, and later collected in the 1839 ‘complete' edition of ‘Sketches by Boz'. It here makes its first appearance as a title-story, Dickens's pseudonym and name appearing prominently on covers and title-page in an evident attempt to exploit the popular emotion evoked by his death in 1870. Other contributors include Charles Whitehead, the brothers Banim, Charles and James Ollier, etc., the pieces being mostly reprinted from magazines. Issued as a volume in Chapman & Hall's ‘Select Library of Fiction'. Not in Sadleir.

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DICKENS (Charles [and others].). [Cover title:] From 1851 to 1854]. [Price one shilling. "Familiar in their mouths as Household Words". Household Words. Christmas Conducted by Charles Dickens Stories. [Double column:] Christmas 1851. What Christmas is As we grow older. - What Christmas is to a Bunch of People. An idyl For Christmas indoors. What Christmas is in Country Places. What Christmas is In the company of John Doe. The Orphan's Dream Of Christmas. What Christ-Mas is after a long Absence. What Christmas is if you out-Grow it. The Round Game of The Christmas Bowl. Christmas 1852. A round of stories By the Christmas Fire. - The Poor Relation's Story. The Child's Story. Somebody's Story. The Old Nurse's Story. Grandfather's Story. The Charwoman's Story. The Deaf Playmate's Story. The Guest's Story. The Guest's Story. The Mother's Story. / Christmas, 1853. Another round of Stories by the Christ-Mas fire. - The School-Boy's Story. The Old Lady's Story. Over-the-Way's Story. The Angel's Story. The Squire's Story. Uncle George's Story. The Colonel's Story. The Scholar's Story. Nobody's Story. Christmas 1851. The seven poor Travellers. Also ready, uniform with this Volume, Price one shilling. Household Words Christmas Stories, For 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858. The Holly Tree Inn. Wreck of the Golden Mary. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners. A House to Let. London: Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, E.C., N.D. [1868]. Very lge.12mo (demy 8vo in size), printed in double columns; half-title not called for; five leaves integral advertisements at end; B-F12, G11 (paginated pp.[1]-24; [1]-36; [1]-36; [1]-36 (the first leaf a single inset); [x, unpaged]); white thin card wrappers printed in black on inside wrappers with commercial advertisements, in yellow, red, black, and green on outside wrappers, the back wrapper bearing advertisements for Cadbury's Cocoa Essence and Cadbury's Mexican Chocolate; t.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. A later issue, the third leaf of the advertisements being for ‘Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1874.' BOUND WITH: DICKENS (Charles), HALLIDAY (Andrew), COLLINS (Charles), STRETTON (Hesba [i.e., Sarah Smith]), and EDWARDS (Amelia B.). Mugby junction. The extra Christmas number of All the Year Round....Christmas, 1866. Med 8vo format, 48pp., sewn as a single gathering, without the blue-green paper wrappers into linen-backed paper wrappers lettered on front wrapper by hand; a.e. uncut. BOUND WITH: DICKENS (Charles) and COLLINS (Wilkie). No thoroughfare. Being the extra Christmas number of All the Year Round....Christmas, 1867. Med 8vo format, 48pp., sewn as a single gathering, without the blue-green paper wrappers into linen-backed paper wrappers lettered on front wrapper by hand; a.e. uncut. Three volumes bound together in Victorian blue patterned sand-grain cloth, lettered on front cover gilt. In general nice.

The first volume is scarce in any issue, the first issue predating by some four years the earliest collected edition recorded by Richard Herne Shepherd in his bibliography, though it contains only half the stories which appeared in the cloth-bound re-issue of 1873. Printed from the original stereo plates, and keeping the pagination of the original numbers, but with new signatures, reflecting the continuous nature of the volume.

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DICKENS (Charles [and others].). [Cover title:] Price one shilling. Household Words. The Christmas Stories. Conducted by Charles Dickens. Contents: The holly-tree inn. (1855.); The wreck of the Golden Mary. (1856.); The perils of certain English prisoners. (1857.); A house to let. (1858). Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1868]. Very lge.12mo (demy 8vo in size), printed in double columns; half-title not called for; B-G12 (paginated pp.[1]-36; [1]-36; [1]-36; [1]-36); inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements precedes first leaf of text; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements on thinner, slightly smaller, paper at end, undated, but advertising works published prior to November 1868 as ‘Ready', works scheduled monthly for ‘Nov. 1' onwards as ‘in Preparation', and therefore dating from October 1868; white wrappers, cut flush, printed with commercial advertisements in black on inside wrappers, in brownish purple on back wrapper, in red, green, brown, and brownish purple on front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Backstrip renewed at an early date with cloth; otherwise nice. Scarce.

A publisher's note at the foot of the last leaf of text, dated November 1868, together with the advertisements, marks this as the correct first issue. Predates by some four years the first collected edition recorded by Richard Herne Shepherd in his bibliography, though it contains only half the stories which appeared in the cloth-bound re-issue of 1873. Among the advertisements at the end is an advance announcement of the present volume which makes clear that these stories had not previously been collected. No mention is made of any companion volume, proposed or extant, containing the remainder of the stories, though one in fact existed. Printed from the original stereo plates, and keeping the pagination of the original numbers, but with new signatures, reflecting the continuous nature of the volume. One of Dickens's collaborators in these stories was Wilkie Collins.

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DICKENS (Charles [and others]). The Christmas numbers Of All the year round, Conducted by Charles Dickens. London: 26, Wellington Street, Strand, W.C., And Messrs. Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly, W., N.D. [1868]. Med.8vo format, gathered in sixes; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+48+48+48+48+48+48+48+48+48; dark green patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Label on front end-paper, with associated slight paste staining; otherwise a nice copy.

The first collected edition, consisting of left-over copies of the original numbers for Christmas 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, and 1867 bound up together with a general title leaf and index; and the first issue: in green patterned sand-grain cloth without gilt blocking on spine, with a.e.g., and with end-papers coated pale yellow. The dating of the present copy is confirmed by the hand-written book-label on the front end-paper, which bears the date ‘Christmas 1868'. Not in Eckel or Sadleir; Wolff, 1812b, listing a later issue, without gilt edges, and in dark green diagonal fine ribbed cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, and with tan [?coated] end-papers.

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DICKENS (Charles [and others]). The nine Christmas numbers Of All the year round, Conducted by Charles Dickens. London: 26, Wellington Street, Strand, W.C., And Messrs. Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly, W., N.D. [1868]. Med.8vo format, gathered in sixes; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+48+48+48+48+48+48+48+48+48; yellow-green fine morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. scarlet; end-papers coated grey-brown. Cloth of sides lightly damp-mottled; armorial book-plate of Henry Stubbs on the front paste-down; otherwise a nice copy.

The first collected edition, consisting of left-over copies of the original numbers for Christmas 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, and 1867 bound up together with a general title leaf and index; but a later variant. The first issue is in dark green patterned sand-grain cloth without gilt blocking on the spine, with a.e.g., and with end-papers coated pale yellow - a fact we state on the evidence of an inscription in a copy that once passed through our hands, which was dated ‘Christmas 1868'. The present copy differs from the first issue not only in the binding, but in respect of the title-page also, in as much as the latter does not include the word ‘nine' on the title-page. Not in Eckel or Sadleir; Wolff, 1812b, listing a copy identical to the present issue, except that the edges are (apparently) plain, and the cloth is dark green diagonal fine ribbed rather than fine morocco.

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DICKENS (Charles [and others].). Household words Christmas stories 1851-1858. Conducted by Charles Dickens. Consisting of What Christmas Is As We Grow Older. A Round of Stories by The Christmas Fire. Another Round of Stories by The Christmas Fire. The Seven Poor Travellers. The Holly Tree Inn. The Wreck of "The Golden Mary." The Perils of Certain English Prisoners. A House to Let. Ward, Lock, and Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1870]. Very lge.12mo (demy 8vo in size), printed in double columns; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf precedes title-page; 8pp. publisher's, trade, and commercial inserted advertisements at end, undated, followed by 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements on smaller paper, dated Christmas, 1870; bevelled blue patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked scarlet, black, and gilt, lettered gilt, scarlet, black, and blue-through-gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and blue through gilt, on spine; a.e. burnished scarlet; end-papers coated peach. Restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine; front end-papers cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

The second half of this volume was first issued in paper wrappers in 1868, but the volume as a whole forms, apparently, the first collected edition of these stories - albeit, as is evidenced by the date of the advertisements, a later issue. Dickens' collaborators included Wilkie Collins.

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DICKENS (Charles [and others].). Household words Christmas stories 1851-1858. Conducted by Charles Dickens. Consisting of What Christmas Is As We Grow Older. A Round of Stories by The Christmas Fire. Another Round of Stories by The Christmas Fire. The Seven Poor Travellers. The Holly Tree Inn. The Wreck of "The Golden Mary." The Perils of Certain English Prisoners. A House to Let. Ward, Lock, & Co., Warwick House, Dorset Buildings, Salisbury Square, E.C., N.D. [1873]. Very lge.12mo (demy 8vo in size), printed in double columns; half-title not present, and probably not called for; 10pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, undated, but advertising ‘Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1874' and therefore dating from the autumn of 1873; bevelled blue patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked scarlet, black, and gilt, lettered gilt, scarlet, black, and blue-through-gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and blue through gilt, on spine; a.e. burnished scarlet; red and yellow head and tail bands; end-papers coated yellow. Recased with new end-papers; covers somewhat used; otherwise a nice copy.

The head and tail bands have evidently been added by the binder in the course of recasing the volume; the scarlet burnishing of the edges is original; the new end-papers are presumably a deeper yellow copy of the originals. The second half of this volume was first issued in paper wrappers in 1868. A re-issue, with a slightly variant imprint and publisher's address of the 1870 volume which, as a whole, formed, apparently, the first collected edition of these stories, though the Christmas numbers from 1854-67 were collected in the ‘Charles Dickens' Edition in 1871. Dickens' collaborators included Wilkie Collins.

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DICKENS (Charles) and COLLINS (Wilkie). The lazy tour Of two idle apprentices. No thoroughfare. The perils of certain English Prisoners. With illustrations. Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1890. Lge.post 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates, by Arthur Layard; pp.[viii]+327+[i (blank)]; cerise fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked gilt, on front cover, ruled black, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated sea-green. Very slight foxing of prelims. and white reverse of back end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Eckel, p.191, calling for green cloth. The present binding is entirely right for the date, and its elaboration has the air of being primary.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Adventures Of Oliver Twist Or The parish boy's progress. By Charles Dickens. Illustrated With twenty-six water-colour drawings by George Cruikshank. London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1895. Lge.Imp.8vo; limitation on verso of half-title; multiple-vignette title-page in colours, with tissue guard, precedes letterpress title-page printed in black and red; twentyfive plates in colours, all with tissue guards; pp.[ii]+[xvii]+506; publisher's quarter sheep ruled and lettered gilt on spine, pale grey-green board sides, printed on front board with a wood-engraved reproduction of the vignette title-page in black; a.e. uncut; end-papers faced pale yellow. Corner chipped from leather at head of spine, and leather partly split over front joint; small chip to paper at lower edge of front board (not approaching the design), and edges of corners worn; end-papers cracked; last leaf of text a trifle foxed; otherwise a fine copy internally.

One of an edition limited to 500 copies. Printed on fine hand-made paper. The first publication of a suite of water-colour drawings that Cruikshank was commissioned by his friend, F.W. Cosens, to produce in 1866. The designs take as their basis the wood-engravings made for the first edition of the novel (including both the ‘fireside' plate and its substitute), to which is added the title-page including eleven vignettes (mis-described in the publisher's Preface as ‘thirteen') based on the front wrapper of the 1846 parts issue. The plates are reproduced by what the publishers refer to only as "a novel process" (but possibly three-, four-, and five- colour collotype), and are described by them as providing an "absolute facsimile of the original aquarelles." A second edition was printed in 1903, but did not include all the plates and used a cheaper method of reproduction. Loosely laid in to the present copy for comparison is a plate extracted from the original printing of the novel of 1838. CBEL, III, p.441

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Sergeant Bell, And his Raree-show. Embellished with wood cuts, By Cruikshanks [sic], Thompson, Williams, Etc. Printed for Thomas Tegg, No.73, Cheapside, 1839. Sm.sq.8vo; frontispiece, vignette title-page, and numerous illustrations in the text; 1p. advertisements at end; pp.[448]; dark brown fine diaper cloth blocked blind on sides, pictorially blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt within gilt frame on spine; yellow coated end-papers. Nice copy.

Once attributed to Dickens, but now known to be by George Mogridge. Dickens in fact entered into an agreement with Tegg that he should write the book, but then withdrew. Eckel (1913), pp.236-7: "It is of great rarity at the present time."

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[DICKENS (Charles)]. FORSTER (John). The Life of Charles Dickens. Chapman and Hall, 1872-1974. First editions, three volumes bound in six, complete with the half-titles (inserted to stand as titles in volumes 2, 4, and 6), and all advertisement leaves, the whole dissected and mounted to form volumes 15« x 11« inches in size, Graingerised, with the addition of many illustrations and much other material, as detailed below, this being likewise mounted, directly inserted (if of appropriate size), or, otherwise laid on; brown quarter morocco, fawn buckram sides, spines with five raised bands tooled gilt, lettered and tooled gilt in compartments. A fine binding, generally in good condition, but the leather slightly strained at joints in volume one, the buckram a little dusty and spotted, and slightly worn at some lower edges; some leaves slightly foxed, one or two with insignificant marginal tears, or a scattering of tiny ink-spots on extreme margins, slight dusting or creasing of a few leaves, and some end-papers splitting; the condition otherwise very nice throughout.

A celebrated compilation lovingly put together by Alfred Harmsworth, first Viscount Northcliffe (1865 - 1922), press baron, and a noted Dickensian, whose bookplate appears on each front end-paper. Harmsworth devoted a large part of his life to tracking down and assembling the materials of this collection, the basic object of which is to provide comprehensive illustration of people, places, and incidents referred to in Forster's text, with the addition of a certain amount of associative material. The volumes contain more than 530 additional leaves, many of them decorated with ornamental borders, drawn and coloured by hand, in some instances with the addition of calligraphic headings. These leaves bear a variety of material, including some 230 engravings on copper, steel, and wood, of scenes and people (eight of them beautifully hand-coloured); 121 portraits of Dickens at various stages of his life, some from quite rare sources; 40 autograph letters or other documents from persons mentioned by Forster to a variety of correspondents; and, in its entirety, including title-page, index leaf, and the original printed green wrapper "12 Illustrations to the Pickwick Club. By J. Onwhyn. Drawn and Etched in 1847 - Now first published. Albert Jackson, 1894", the plates in this copy being superbly coloured by hand. Among the other material included is an original etching of Dickens's father, an original late photograph of Dickens, a photograph of his house in Broadstairs, four leaves from "The People's Journal" of January 1846 containing a review by W[illiam]. Howitt of "The Cricket on the Hearth", four relevant original theatre posters (including one advertising "The Village Coquettes"), leaves from "The Tomohawk; a Saturday journal of satire. Edited by Arthur A'Becket", June 25th, 1870, bearing a large folding portrait of Dickens, and an obituary of him. The letters bound in include one from Dickens himself to his sister-in-law (this fairly brief); two letters, totalling 93 lines, from his brother-in-law, William Hogarth; letters from a variety of writers, including W.H. Ainsworth, W.S. Landor, Samuel Rogers, Sydney Smith, Capt. Marryat, R.H. Barham, Gilbert A'Becket, Albert Smith, Eugene Sue, Bulwer Lytton, John Ruskin, Allan Cunningham, and ‘Barry Cornwall'; artists such as Landseer, and William Holman Hunt; historians such as Henry Hallam, and Jared Sparks; actors, dramatists, theatre critics (Drinkwater Meadows, Tom Taylor, N.P. Bellchambers); statesmen, reformers and politicians (Duke of Wellington, Sir Francis Burdett, Sir James Graham); and the mathematician and scientist, Charles Babbage.

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