The Workman Collection

Charles Dickens

Collection of Fiction including The Story of Little Dombey and The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman

1836 - 1882

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The Workman Collection

A collection of novels by Charles Dickens.

  • Sold as a set of 10.
  • Charles Dickens (English).

Sunday Under Three Heads As It Is; As Sabbath Bills Would Make It; As It

Might be Made.

Timothy Sparks [Charles Dickens] (English).

Illustrations after Phiz [Hablot K. Browne] (English).

London: Chapman And Hall, 1836.


First edition.

Bound in original gray wrappers with advertisement for "Pickwick and the Library of Fiction on lower wrapper.

Housed in a custom slipcase and folding chemise.

The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman.

Illustrated by George Cruikshank (English).

London: Charles Tilt, 1839.


11 etched plates and 1 engraved plate of music.

First edition.

First issue with "wine" for "vine" on page 13.

Bound in original green pictorial cloth with gilt illustration.

Housed in green clamshell.

Sketches of Young Couples.

Illustrated by Phiz [Hablot K. Browne] (English).

London: Chapman and Hall, 1840.

5 engraved plates and frontispiece.

First edition.

Bound in original pictorial blue-green paper boards with yellow coated endpapers.

Evenings of a Working Man. Being the Occupation of his Scanty Leisure.

London: T.C. Newby, 1844.


First edition.

Bound in publisher's original light brown cloth with floral design in blind, gilt letters, all edges gilt and pale yellow endpapers in stiff green cloth wrappers.

The Story of Little Dombey.

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1858.


First edition, one of the Reading Editions.

Bound in original green wrappers with black pictorial decorations.

Hunted Down. With Some Account of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, The Poisoner; [bound with] A Wonderful Ghost Story. Being Mr. H’s Own Narrative.

London: John Camden Hotten, 1870.

London: Griffith & Farran, 1882.


Illustrated title page with woodcut of "The Fatal House, No. 12, Conduit Street".

First English Edition.

Volume includes three letters of correspondence between Thomas Heaphy and Charles Dickens.

Bound in green half calf backed textural morocco with gilt stamping along spine, marbled endpapers and marbled edges.

Is She His Wife? Or, Something Singular. A Comic Burletta in One Act.

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1877.


First edition of the first American reprint.

Bound in original green cloth with black and gilt decoration.

The Mudfog Papers, etc...Now First Collected.

London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1880.


First collected edition.

Bound in original red cloth with black and gilt decoration and black endpapers.

Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.

2 volumes.

Edited by "Boz" (English).

Illustrated by George Cruikshank (English).

London: Richard Bentley, 1838.

Bound in publisher's original pink floral patterned cloth.


Eckel, pp. 206-208.

Eckel, pp. 146-147.

Eckel p.258.

Eckel 112.

Gimbel B151.

Eckel 159.

Gimbel B62.

Eckel, p.175.

Gimbel D86.

Condition Report

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Sunday Under Three Heads As It Is

Rebacked with trimmed edges.


Sketches of Young Couples.

Closed tear starting at page 20.

Water staining to a few leaves.

A few marginal spots.

Original spine perished, rebacked with book tape.

Wear to extremities.

Toning to top edge of boards and discoloration.

Corners bumped with some loss of paper.

Evenings of a Working Man.

Early ownership on upper pastedown.

The Story of Little Dombey.

A few spots.

Spine worn and hinges split with some loss.

Hunted Down.

Early bookplate on upper pastedown.

Early custom binding.

The Mudfog Papers.

Early bookplates on upper pastedown.

Cocking and some rubbing to crown of spine.

Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.

Binding rubbed and faded.

Spine worn.


First Edition




Novels, Drama, English literature and history

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