Dickens, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, 1837, first edition in book form
Dickens, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, 1837, first edition in book form
Dickens, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, 1837, first edition in book form
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Dickens, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, 1837, first edition in book form

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

Dickens, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, 1837, first edition in book form

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

Lot Sold:937GBP

Lot Details

Description

DICKENS, CHARLES

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837


8vo (212 x 132mm.), 2 volumes, FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, later issue with 4 of 7 Smith's priority points, p.341 'indelicate' and 'inscription, p.342 'Veller', p.400 'this friends', p.432 headline imperfect, half-title, printed titles, 2pp. Address by the Author, 4pp. Preface, 4pp. Contents, 2pp. Directions to the Binder/Errata, engraved frontitpsiece, pictorial title-page and 41 plates by R.Seymour and H.K. Browne ["Phiz"], pale yellow endpapers, contemporary calf, spines elaborately gilt, red labels, some browning throughout, a few ink marks, neatly recased, slightly scuffed, boards slightly restored  


Plates

Mixed issues: frontispiece and pictorial title first plate; plates 1-4 first state second plate; plates 5-7, 12-13, 16-23, 28-30, 32-36, 38-39 first plate; plates 10-11 first plate, second state; plates 14-15, 24-25, 31, 37 second plate; plates 26-27 first plate second state; plates 40-41 third plate. 


REFERENCE:

Eckel pp. 17-78; Hatton and Cleaver pp.1-88; Smith I:3

Condition Report

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Charles Dickens: The Lawrence Drizen Collection
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