Lot 457
  • 457


1,500 - 2,000 GBP
2,375 GBP
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  • Charles Dickens
  • A Collection of 14 volumes comprising seven editions of A Christmas Carol, two volumes of acting editions and other material:
Seven editions of A Christmas Carol including: Chapman & Hall, 1843.  FIRST EDITION, hand-coloured frontispiece and 3 hand-coloured etched plates by John Leech, blue and red title-page, bindings soiled, chipping, loss to spine; Chapman & Hall, 1843. second edition, collector’s bookplate, spotting, final leaves loose, bindings soiled, upper board and spine detached from text block; Chapman & Hall, 1844. Fourth edition, previous ownership signature in ink on front pastedown endpaper, frontispiece loose, text block starting, boards soiled; Chapman & Hall, 1844. Tenth edition, spotting to endpapers; Bradbury and Evans, 1846. Eleventh edition, collector’s bookplate; Chapman & Hall, 1845. Twelfth edition, previous ownership inscription in ink on front free endpaper, boards soiled; Chapman & Hall. Later larger edition, previous ownership inscription in ink All 8vo, original cloth gilt, all edges gilt Together with: The Cricket and the Hearth. Bradbury and Evans, 1846. 8vo, third edition, boards soiled, spine almost detached; The Haunted Man. Bradbury and Evans, 1848. 8vo, yellow boards, lacking spine, boards soiled; A Tale of Two Cities. Chapman & Hall, 1860. 8vo, first edition, later issue, rare secondary binding, green cloth blocked in blind, spine titled in gilt, browning, text block starting, loss to spine Two volumes of acting editions: The Cricket on the Hearth. The Entirely New and Original Drama in three parts, entitled, The Cricket on the Hearth, a Fairy Tale of Home, Dramatized by Albert Smith. W. S. Johnson, 1845. 8vo, 40 pp. sewn as issued, original cream paper wrappers, minor browning; Oliver Twist. Lacy’s Acting Edition. Thomas Hailes Lacy. 8vo, 48pp. sewn as issued, original wrappers, minor spotting, wrappers browning  Two folders of illustration plates predominantly for the Pickwick Papers including ten rare first issue plates with no captions by Thomas Sibson and 49 other plates by various artists, some minor browning and spotting  (14)