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Dickens, Charles
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. CHAPMAN AND HALL, 1837
Estimate
9,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
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Dickens, Charles
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. CHAPMAN AND HALL, 1837
Estimate
9,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
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Dickens, Charles
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. CHAPMAN AND HALL, 1837
8vo, FIRST BOOK EDITION, 43 steel engraved plates by Hablot K. Browne and Robert Seymour (including frontispiece and additional vignette title), original purplish black fine-diaper cloth, pale yellow endpapers, covers and spine panelled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, preserved in specially made matching quarter morocco folding box, offsetting of frontispiece onto engraved title page, some plates darkened at edges, spine and part of lower cover sunned, lower hinge starting, further slight wear to corners and edges of binding
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Provenance

G. & J. Robinson Booksellers, Liverpool, contemporary label on upper paste-down; Robert Ellison Harvey, of Walton Priory in Lancashire, contemporary ownership signature in pencil on front endpaper; Comte Alain de Suzannet, engraved bookplate, sale of his Dickens collection removed from La Petite Chardière, Lausanne, Sotheby's, 22-23 November 1971, lot 24; Christie's New York, 15 December 1995, lot 9

Literature

Smith I:3; Sadleir 698

Catalogue Note

THE SUZANNET COPY OF THE FIRST BOOK EDITION OF "THE PICKWICK PAPERS" IN CLOTH. The French scholar and bibliophile Comte Alain de Suzannet (1882-1950) formed his great Dickens collection over a period of more than fifty years. The 1971 sale at Sotheby's also included copies of Pickwick in wrappers, three copies of the first book edition in morocco bindings, the first American edition, and foreign editions.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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