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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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  1. The Village Coquettes: A Comic Opera.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Village Coquettes: A Comic Opera.

    London : 1836

    First edition of Dickens's comic opera, in the original sheets, never bound or sewn. The Village Coquettes opened on 6 December 1836. "The quaint humour, unaffected pathos, and graceful lyrics of this production found prompt recognition, and the piece enjoyed a prosperous run" (George Sala, Speeches, Letters, and Sayings of Charles Dickens,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138195

  2. Library of Fiction,
    DICKENS, Charles. Library of Fiction,

    London : 1836-1837

    First editions in book form, the first volume containing two early pieces by Dickens (as Boz) - "The Tuggs's at Ramsgate" and "A Little Talk About Spring and the Sweeps". Both were collected in Sketches by Boz published later in the same year. The second volume, completing the publication, does not contain any work by Dickens, but contains illustrations... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138190

  3. Library of Fiction,
    DICKENS, Charles. Library of Fiction,

    London : 1836

    First edition in book form, first issue (1836 on title page), contains two pieces by Dickens (as Boz) - "The Tuggs's at Ramsgate" and "A Little Talk About Spring and the Sweeps". Both were collected in Sketches by Boz published later in the same year. Although the first volume of The Library of Fiction was followed by a second volume... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 138171

  4. Sunday Under Three Heads.
    DICKENS, Charles. Sunday Under Three Heads.

    London : 1836

    First edition of the young Dickens' pseudonymous political pamphlet defending the right of the poor man to a free Sabbath, in opposition to a proposed law (put forward by Andrew Agnew, 7th Baronet Agnew of Lochnaw) prohibiting all work and all recreation on a Sunday. Provenance: Richard Manney, book-label to chemise, sale of his library at Sotheby's... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 138166

  5. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    Philadelphia : 1836-1837

    First US editions, first states. Parts 1 to 4 (appearing between 5 November 1836 and 20 September 1837) precede the first book edition in London, which was published by Chapman and Hall on 17 November 1837. The fifth part of the American edition appeared on 29 December. Part I is particularly scarce in first state, being issued in only 1,500 copies... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 138128

  6. Sketches by "Boz," illustrative of every-day life, and every day people.
    DICKENS, Charles. Sketches by "Boz," illustrative of every-day life, and every day people.

    London : 1836

    Second edition of Dickens's first book, published six months after the first, with a new preface. "The sketches were praised for their humour, wit, touches of pathos, and the 'startling fidelity' of their descriptions of London life" (ODNB). Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 138096

  7. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    London : 1837

    First edition in book form, in the original cloth. Dickens's first great success is notoriously difficult to secure in the original cloth in desirable condition: "Pickwick (ignoring points) is rarer 'fine in original cloth' than fine in parts" (Sadleir). Since Sadleir's day, it has become more obvious that those points frequently cited for Pickwick... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 138247

  8. The Strange Gentleman;
    DICKENS, Charles. The Strange Gentleman;

    London : 1837 [i.e. 1871]

    Facsimile of the 1837 first edition of the first of Dickens's plays to be performed, in its original "the scarcest and costliest of all Dickens pamphlets" (Eckel). Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 138173

  9. Extraordinary Gazette:
    DICKENS, Charles. Extraordinary Gazette:

    [London : March 1837]

    First edition thus, one of two formats (the other larger and in 4 pages), of Dickens's supplement to Bentley's Miscellany. Dickens undertook the editorship of Bentley's Miscellany, commencing publication in January 1837. For the third issue (March) Dickens wrote this Extraordinary Gazette, veiled as a royal publication, promoting Richard Bentley's publishing... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 138158

  10. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.

    London : 1837

    First edition, bound from the original parts, in the rare primary publisher's trade binding of plum coloured full morocco. Upon completion of the publication in parts, Chapman and Hall issued The Pickwick Papers in book form in cloth for 21s., half-morocco for 24s. 6d., and the present full morocco with gilt edges for 26s. 6d. (Patton, p. 326).

    They... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 138130

  11. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.

    London : 1837

    First edition, bound from the original parts, the scarcer two-volume issue, of the novel that transformed the obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. The novel was first published in serial form from March 1836 to November 1837. This copy has the earlier issue "Veller" on the engraved title page, and mixed plate/textual... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 138120

  12. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.

    London : 1837

    First edition in book form of the novel that transformed the obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. The novel was first published in serial form from March 1836 to November 1837. This copy is a later issue with the plates with publisher imprints and the signboard reading "Weller". Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 134818

  13. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.

    London : 1837

    First edition in book form of the novel that transformed the obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. The novel was first published in serial form from March 1836 to November 1837. This copy has the plates in early states without publisher's imprint, the Buss plates replaced by Phiz plates, and with the vignette title-page... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 130550

  14. Original autograph leaf from The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. Original autograph leaf from The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    [London : before April 1837]

    Original autograph manuscript leaf with authorial deletions and insertions from Pickwick Papers, the novel that transformed an obscure 25-year-old journalist into England's most famous author in a matter of months. One of only five such leaves remaining in private hands, this leaf is from the setting manuscript used by the printers. Fewer than 50 of... Learn More
    £97,500.00

    Stock Code: 124911

  15. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    London : 1837

    First edition in book form. This copy has the following textual states: the engraved frontispiece has the stool with six stripes and the signature undivided at left of shield; the vignette title page has "Weller" and is signed "Phiz fect"; the plates are in early states, with page locations but without captions or imprint, and the two Buss plates are... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 125669

  16. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.

    London : 1838

    First edition in book form, of the work that transformed Dickens from an obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. This is a later issue with the two Buss plates replaced with those by Phiz (facing pages 52 and 74), titles and imprints for the plates, and the vignette title page with the signboard reading "Weller" (spelled... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 121406

  17. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    London : 1837

    First edition, early issue, with most of the first issue points. All the plates are in early states with page numbers as called for but no titles or imprints, and the vignette title page with the signboard reads "Veller" (corrected to "Weller" in later issues). Robert Seymour provided the illustrations until he committed suicide; Robert William Buss... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 116613

  18. Sketches of Young Gentlemen.
    DICKENS, Charles. Sketches of Young Gentlemen.

    London : 1838

    First edition, Dickens's guide to young ladies of the qualities to look for in a gentleman, written against the publication Sketches of Young Ladies, issued by Chapman & Hall the previous year. Provenance: booklabel to front pastedown of the industrialist James William Ellsworth (1849-1925); the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, stamp on rear endpaper; the... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138167

  19. Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz."
    [DICKENS, Charles.] Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz."

    London : 1838

    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 that he no longer wished to... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 108107

  20. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

    London : 1839

    First edition, publisher's presentation copy, bound in the original deluxe full green morocco used for presentation copies, and inscribed on the initial blank "To their trusty & faithful Frederick Griffiths from Chapman & Hall Feby. 1. 1840".

    Nicholas Nickleby was originally issued in monthly parts, and when the serialisation was completed,... Learn More
    £11,000.00

    Stock Code: 143171

  21. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

    London : 1839

    First edition in book form, following serialization in monthly parts. Dickens had been catapulted to fame with the success of The Pickwick Papers, and to secure his next novel Chapman and Hall offered Dickens 150 a part, a sum ten times greater than that which he had received for Pickwick. It met with great public enthusiasm, which has continued unabated:... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 141189

  22. 142940
    DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock.

    London : 1840-41

    FIRST EDITION, IN THE ORIGINAL WEEKLY PARTS, the rarest of the three formats in which it was issued, this set in attractive condition and partly unopened. Gordon Ray described this work, which issues two novels together, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, as "the pinnacle of Dickensian Gothic".

    This publishing experiment... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 142940

  23. Master Humphrey's Clock.
    DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock.

    London : 1840-41

    First edition in book form of what Gordon Ray describes as "the pinnacle of Dickensian Gothic". He goes on to note that Phiz (H. K. Browne) "is in excellent form" and that George Cattermole's "wonderful clutter of antiquarian or architectural detail is well suited to Dickens's chosen subjects". Master Humphrey was a publishing experiment on Dickens's... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 138246

  24. The Pic Nic Papers.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Pic Nic Papers.

    London : 1841

    First edition, the copy of Dickens's bibliographer Thomas Hatton, with his bookplate to the front pastedowns. This is a later issue without the incorrect "publisher young" on p. 3 of the introduction and with Palmer as the printer of both volumes. Charles Dickens edited the first two volumes of the work and wrote the introduction as well as The Lamplighter's... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 138220

  25. The Old Curiosity Shop.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop.

    Philadelphia : 1842

    Second US edition in book form, inscribed by the author on his first visit to America on the title page: "George Morris from Charles Dickens New York. First June 1842".

    The recipient was the noted American journalist and poet George Pope Morris (1802-1864), editor and founder of various papers including the New-York Mirror and Ladies'... Learn More
    £45,000.00

    Stock Code: 143159

  26. Barnaby Rudge.
    DICKENS, Charles. Barnaby Rudge.

    Philadelphia : 1842 [i.e. 1841]

    First US edition in book form, inscribed by the author on his first visit to America on the vignette title page: "George Morris from Charles Dickens New York. First June 1842".

    The recipient was the noted American journalist and poet George Pope Morris (1802-1864), editor and founder of various papers including the New-York Mirror and... Learn More
    £45,000.00

    Stock Code: 143156

  27. Autograph letter signed.
    DICKENS, Charles. Autograph letter signed.

    1842

    Autograph letter signed from Charles Dickens to Thomas C. Grattan (1792-1864), Irish novelist and British consul in Boston, upon Dickens's return from his first trip to America, in total around 200 words in his hand. A bitter Dickens reflects upon his trip, generally seen as unsuccessful following controversies over copyright, and has come back to find... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 137058

  28. The Letters.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Letters.

    Leipzig : 1842-1880

    An attractive uniformly-bound collection of German copyright printings, comprising Dickens's letters, two of his travel books, and three of his short stories, together with Forster's life of Dickens. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 132754

  29. The Old Curiosity Shop.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop.

    Philadelphia : 1842

    Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation, inscribed by Dickens: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores, and with two accompanying autograph letters signed. In the... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 90111

  30. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    Philadelphia : 1842

    Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores. Dickens met Bryant for their first private audience on his American tour on Tuesday... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 90110

  31. A Christmas Carol
    DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol

    1843

    First edition, first issue, with all the first issue points that are called for, with the red and blue title page dated 1843 and the stave "I" issue, plus all first state textual errors. A fabulous copy in the earliest state of one of the greatest of all Dickens' books.

    A Christmas Carol was an instant success, reportedly selling all 6,000 copies... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 144621

  32. A Christmas Carol.
    DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol.

    Philadelphia : 1844

    Second US edition, once widely accepted as the first American appearance of Dickens's classic Christmas tale, but that credential since placed by Walter Smith as instead the New York edition, published by Harper and Brothers. The New York edition was published on 24th January 1844, while this Carey & Hart edition did not appear until 19th April, according... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 138106

  33. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.

    London : 1844

    First edition. 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; these are no longer figures defined by a single characteristic or animated by the wilful principle... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 134817

  34. Martin Chuzzlewit.
    DICKENS, Charles. Martin Chuzzlewit.

    London : 1844

    First edition in book form, first published as a serial between December 1842 and July 1844. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 121402

  35. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.

    London : 1844

    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 steels, one of them reading... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 108379

  36. Signed invitation card with holograph entry in Dickens's hand and annotated playbill for the production of Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour, given by Dickens's company, the Amateur Players.
    DICKENS, Charles. Signed invitation card with holograph entry in Dickens's hand and annotated playbill for the production of Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour, given by Dickens's company, the Amateur Players.

    London : 1845

    A superb memento of Dickens's theatrical high-water mark, his bravura performance as the "craven and boastful" Captain Bobadil in his own "strictly private" production of Ben Jonson's comedy Every Man in his Humour.

    The invitation card in effect a ticket to the performance carries his characteristic flourished signature on the verso and a holograph... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 143142

  37. The Chimes; [together with:] The Cricket on the Hearth; [and:] The Battle of Life.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Chimes; [together with:] The Cricket on the Hearth; [and:] The Battle of Life.

    London : 1845-1846-1846

    A superb set of presentation Christmas Books, all three copies presented by Dickens to his friend and theatrical Pickwick, John Pritt Harley, each inscribed by the author at the head of the printed title in blue ink, "J. P. Harley From his friend Charles Dickens".

    The inscriptions are undated, but almost certainly all three were inscribed together... Learn More
    £100,000.00

    Stock Code: 143148

  38. A Christmas Carol.
    DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol.

    London : 1846

    First Bradbury and Evans edition, presentation copy from Dickens to the wine merchant Josef Valckenberg, inscribed by the author on the half-title "Josef Valckenberg from his friend Charles Dickens Twenty First January 1847".

    The House of Valckenberg was founded in Worms on the banks of the Rhine in 1786. Throughout the next century they bottled... Learn More
    £80,000.00

    Stock Code: 143187

  39. 110627
    DICKENS, Charles. The Adventures of Oliver Twist;

    London : 1846

    First one-volume edition, handsomely bound. Dickens's second novel, Oliver Twist was first published serially between February 1837 and April 1839 in Bentley's Miscellany, and as a three-volume book by Richard Bentley in 1838 (six months before the initial serialization was complete). This single volume was substantially revised by Dickens, who had... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 110627

  40. The Adventures of Oliver Twist;
    DICKENS, Charles. The Adventures of Oliver Twist;

    London : 1846

    First one-volume edition of Dickens's second novel. Oliver Twist was first published serially between February 1837 and April 1839 in Bentley's Miscellany, and as a three-volume book by Richard Bentley in 1838 (six months before the initial serialization was complete). This single volume was substantially revised by Dickens, who had... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 140379

  41. The Adventures of Oliver Twist;
    DICKENS, Charles. The Adventures of Oliver Twist;

    London : 1846

    First one-volume edition of Dickens's second novel. This single volume was substantially revised by Dickens, who had bought back his copyright from the original publisher Bentley; many of his revisions were in the direction of a more dramatic rendering of the text, in light of his experience of public readings.

    Oliver Twist was first... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 139279

  42. Travelling Letters.
    DICKENS, Charles. Travelling Letters.

    New York : 1846

    First US and first separate edition. These sketches of Dickens' travels originally appeared in the London Daily News between 21 January and 11 March 1846 under the same title, before being included in Pictures from Italy that year. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 138175

  43. Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son.
    DICKENS, Charles. Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son.

    London : 1846-8

    First edition, in the original monthly parts published from September 1846 to March 1848, here an especially fresh and clean set of the novel "now recognized as one of the greatest of all his works... It is also the first one to have an explicitly contemporary setting" (ODNB).

    The parts are accompanied by Hablot K. Browne's additional... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 136251

  44. Pictures from Italy.
    DICKENS, Charles. Pictures from Italy.

    London : 1846

    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 friendship was uninterrupted... Learn More
    £85,000.00

    Stock Code: 130416

  45. The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain.

    London : 1848

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "William Haldimand Esquire With the cordial remembrance and regard of Charles Dickens Twenty ninth March 1849".

    A former director of the Bank of England and a Member of Parliament for Ipswich, William Haldimand (1784-1862) was the brother-in-law of William de Cerjat,... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 143199

  46. Dombey and Son.
    DICKENS, Charles. Dombey and Son.

    London : 1848

    First edition in book form, following publication in serial form from September 1846 to March 1848, of the novel "now recognized as one of the greatest of all his works... It is also the first one to have an explicitly contemporary setting" (ODNB).

    The cloth is a secondary binding - for all the Dickens titles the publishers retained... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 138244

  47. Dombey and Son.
    DICKENS, Charles. Dombey and Son.

    London : 1848

    First edition in book form, following publication in serial form from September 1846 to March 1848, of the novel "now recognized as one of the greatest of all his works... It is also the first one to have an explicitly contemporary setting" (ODNB). Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 138243

  48. Dombey and Son.
    DICKENS, Charles. Dombey and Son.

    Philadelphia : 1848

    An attractively rebound copy of this edition, which was published in paper covers a few days prior to the completion of Lea and Blanchard's serialized publication of the novel in parts. One of three American editions of Dombey and Son which were published in 1848. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 122194

  49. Dombey and Son.
    DICKENS, Charles. Dombey and Son.

    London : 1848

    First edition, extra-illustrated with the 12 character plates by "Phiz" (eight engraved solely by him and dated 1848, four vignetted within an oval frame and engraved by both "Phiz" and Robert Young). "With the author's sanction, 'Phiz,' co-operating with Robert Young, etched four extra plates for this work. They were fine portraits of Little Paul,... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 116660

  50. Dombey and Son.
    DICKENS, Charles. Dombey and Son.

    London : 1848

    First edition, bound from the original monthly parts as issued from October 1846 to April 1848, in the publisher's primary cloth binding, which was made available to owners of the parts upon the novel's completion, matching the binding of the book form edition. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 111303

  51. The Personal History of David Copperfield.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Personal History of David Copperfield.

    London : 1850

    First edition in book form, following publication in parts from May 1849 to November 1850, from the library of the British astronomer and chemist Warren De la Rue (1815-1889), with his bookplate.

    In the preface to a later edition (1867), Dickens would call the novel his "favourite child". It is generally considered among his masterpieces, and... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 142232

  52. Christmas Stories.
    DICKENS, Charles. Christmas Stories.

    [London] : 1851-62

    An attractive collection of nine of Dickens's Christmas Stories, bound from the original parts, consisting of What Christmas Is (1851), The Poor Relation's Story (1852), The Schoolboy's Story (1853), The Seven Poor Travellers (1854), The Holly-Tree Inn (1855), A House to Let (1858), The Haunted... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 136590

  53. A Child's History of England.
    DICKENS, Charles. A Child's History of England.

    London : 1852-4 [i.e. 1851-3]

    First editions in book form, first issues with the advertisements at the ends of each volume with the relevant points. Dickens's history of England for children, "intensely anti-aristocratic and anti-monarchical" (ODNB), originally appeared anonymously in Household Words between January 1851 and December 1853, with the volumes published in... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 138215

  54. Christmas Books.
    DICKENS, Charles. Christmas Books.

    London : 1852

    First authorized collected edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the inserted blank facing frontispiece, "Agnes Sarah Lawrence, from her affectionate friend Charles Dickens, Twenty Second November 1852". The recipient Agnes Sarah Lawrence (born c.1835, and a young lady at the time of this inscription) was the daughter of John Towers... Learn More
    £60,000.00

    Stock Code: 135836

  55. A Child's History of England.
    DICKENS, Charles. A Child's History of England.

    London : 1852-4 [1851-3]

    First editions in book form. Dickens's history of England for children, "intensely anti-aristocratic and anti-monarchical" (ODNB), originally appeared anonymously in Household Words between January 1851 and December 1853, with the volumes published in book-form in the December of those years, post-dated to the following years. In style, subject... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 111255

  56. Bleak House.
    DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House.

    London : 1853

    First edition, bound from the parts. "As Dickens's vision of society darkened, Browne adjusted his techniques, pioneering in the use of 'dark plates', where the plate was machine-ruled in parallel grooves which printed an almost uniform tone either before or after the figures and background were hand drawn. These brooding, atmospheric designs harmonized... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139193

  57. Little Dorrit.
    DICKENS, Charles. Little Dorrit.

    London : 1855-7

    First edition, in the original monthly parts published between December 1855 and June 1857, first issue text with "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on pages 469-73 in Part 15. The wrappers and adverts differ from those called for by Hatton & Cleaver as follows: Part II, missing back adverts; Part X, missing back advert "S. & T. Gilbert". This set with a newspaper... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 121213

  58. The Poor Traveller:
    DICKENS, Charles. The Poor Traveller:

    London : 1858

    First reading edition, the rarest of the five reading editions. The reading editions, edited by Dickens and sold in uniform green wrappers, were sold at bookshops and in large numbers at Dickens' public readings."The scarcity of these books have caused fairly high prices to prevail..." (Eckel). With the bookplate to the inner box of Oliver Brett, 3rd... Learn More
    £700.00

    Stock Code: 138174

  59. 143507
    DICKENS, Charles. All The Year Round. A Weekly Journal.

    London : 1859-60

    A contemporary-bound set of Dickens's journal All the Year Round, including therein the original publication of A Tale of Two Cities and The Uncommercial Traveller, both of which were only issued in book form upon completion of the serialization. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 143507

  60. A Tale of Two Cities.
    DICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities.

    London : 1859

    First edition in book form. Dickens's great historical romance, set during the French Revolution, remains one of his best known and most widely read works. The novel was originally serialized in the weekly journal All the Year Round, from 30 April to 26 November 1859, and was also published in eight monthly parts between June and December 1859. It was... Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 129472

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