Two issues of "The Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round", together with the stage adaptation of "The Cricket on the Hearth":
Mrs Lirriper's Lodgings. The Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round... London: Chapman and Hall, 1863; [with Wilkie Collins:] No Thoroughfare...London: Chapman and Hall, 1867; these 8vo, original blue printed wrappers, some spotting, a few small tears, some slight staining; [together with:] Smith, Albert. The Entirely New and Original Drama in three parts, entitled, The Cricket on the Hearth, a Fairy Tale of Rome, dramatized ... from early proofs of the work, by .... Charles Dickens, Esq. as performed at the Theatre Royal Lyceum. London: W.S. Johnson, 1845, small 8vo (175 x 108mm.), original printed wrappers, some slight soiling; FIRST EDITIONS, all preserved in specially made blue cloth folding box
Albert Smith's adaptation of Dickens' third Christmas Book The Cricket on the Hearth opened at the Lyceum Theatre on the same day (20 December 1845) as the book (see lot 122) was published.
Eckel p.196; Gimbel C96
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.