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Dickens, Charles
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 39,000 USD
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44
Dickens, Charles
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 39,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Dickens, Charles

A Tale of Two Cities. London: Chapman & Hall, 1859

8vo (8 3/8 x 5 5/16 in.; 214 x 135 mm.). Frontispiece, vignette title; all plates lacking as is the "List of Plates" leaf, waterstains on frontispiece and vignette title, letterpress title lightly browned with some marginal fraying. 19th-century red three-quarter morocco gilt; rebacked with endpapers renewed.


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Literature

Smith no. 13; Eckel pp. 86 ff.

Catalogue Note

First edition in book form, first issue, inscribed by dickens to, “The Hon. Mrs. [Richard] Watson from Charles Dickens Fourth December 1859.”  The WAtsons were friends of Dickens, whom he had just met in Switzerland.  On a couple of occasions, he participated in amateur theatricals at their ancestral home of Rodingham Castle in Northamptonshire.

Page 213 is misnumbered "113," and the other points listed by Smith (p.98) are all present.

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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