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DICKENS, Charles.

DICKENS, Charles.

Charles Dickens first editions books and novels from author, copies in fine bindings, handsome sets of his collected works and original letters and manuscripts.

Read our blog post about the bicentenary of Charles Dickens first editions and watch our video on the publishing formats of Charles Dickens first editions.

In terms of enormous and unfailing popularity, Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is the towering figure in the 19th-century novel, not only in the English-speaking world, but reaching out to an international readership. During his own lifetime he was not only the most famous novelist but perhaps also the most famous person in the world.

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    First edition, first issue, with Boz title pages and the "Fireside" plate. Bentley rushed Oliver Twist out in book form before serialization was complete, forcing Cruikshank to hurry the last few plates. Dickens disliked the final "Fireside" plate and asked Cruikshank for a new design, the "Church" plate. He also decided... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 104073

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  2. Master Humphrey's Clock.
    First edition. An attractively bound copy. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 107438

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  3. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.
    First edition, first issue, bound from parts, with all the issue points listed by Smith. With the 100 title plate, not transposed. The transposed plate is often referred to as a first issue point, though Hatton and Cleaver long ago dismissed this, stating that "It is merely one of the five cases in Chuzzlewit of triplicated... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 108379

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  4. 130416comp
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author at the head of the half-title, "Thomas Beard Esquire, From his old friend Charles Dickens, Devonshire Terrace, Nineteenth May 1846". The inscription is dated the day after publication. Thomas Beard (1807-1891) was almost the oldest of Dickens's friends, and their... Learn More
    £85,000

    Stock Code: 130416

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  5. A Child's History of England.
    First editions in book form of Dickens's History of England for children; each work originally appeared anonymously in Household Words between January 1851 and December 1853, and each published in book form in the December of those years, post-dated to the following years. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 111255

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  6. 122703
    An attractively bound copy of Dickens's classic, first published in book-form in 1839. Dickens's third novel "has some title to being the funniest novel Dickens ever wrote; it is perhaps the funniest novel in the English language" (Peter Ackroyd, Dickens, pp. 262-3). Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 122703

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  7. 122704
    An attractively bound copy of Dickens's first novel, first published in book-form in 1837. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 122704

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  8. 122708
    An attractively bound copy of Dickens's classic, first published in book-form in 1844. Dickens's biographer places Martin Chuzzlewit as marking "a great change in Dickens's conception of moral characteristics... For the first time Dickens begins to explore the contradictions and difficulties of the contemporary human world;... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 122708

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  9. 122710
    An attractively bound copy of Dickens's classic, first published in book-form in 1848. Dickens's first novel to have an explicitly contemporary setting. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 122710

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  10. 122718
    An attractively bound copy of Dickens's classic, first published in book-form in 1865. Our Mutual Friend was Dickens's last completed novel. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 122718

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  11. 122721
    An attractively bound copy of Dickens's third novel, originally published as a serial from 1838 to 1839. Dickens's novel "has some title to being the funniest novel Dickens ever wrote; it is perhaps the funniest novel in the English language" (Peter Ackroyd, Dickens, pp. 262-3). Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 122721

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  12. The Works.
    A handsomely bound set of the Library Edition of Dickens's collected works. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 107311

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  13. The Works.
    A handsomely bound set of Dickens's works. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 106143

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  14. In Dickens's London.
    First edition. One of a limited edition of 150 numbered sets, each signed on the limitation leaf by the artist and the publisher. Additionally signed by Smith on the print "Coffee-Room, George Inn". Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 75760

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