Charles Dickens

Sketches by “Boz,” Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-Day People. In Two Volumes.

John Macrone St. James Square

1836 - 1837

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First edition of the First and Second Series of Charles Dickens's first published book. 

  • Charles Dickens (English).
  • London: John Macrone St. James Square, 1836; 1837 [1836].
  • 16 etched plates by George Cruikshank in First Series, 6 (of 10) etched plates in Second Series.
  • viii, 348; [vi], 342; 377, [1]; [ii], iii, [i], 377, [1] pp, lacking contents leaf in Second Series.
  • 3 vols. 12mo.
  • Bound in full crimson morocco, gilt spine, a.e.g., by L. Broca.


The complete Sketches by “Boz” in first edition. The majority of “Sketches” were originally written for daily journals and magazines, from December 1833 and December 1836, thus preceding The Pickwick Papers by years. The work subsequently appeared in monthly parts, beginning in late 1837 (Hatton & Cleaver 91-103).

Literature

Sadleir I, 700.

Smith 1 & 2.

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Repaired closed tear to Second Series, pp. 173-4, else fine.

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First Edition
Language
English
Subject
English literature and history, Novels
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