DICKENS, Charles.

DICKENS, Charles.

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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, p. 10). Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138195

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

    London : 1836-37

    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 (published in 1837),... 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 : 1836-37

    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, bound from the original monthly parts as published from March 1836 to November 1837, with the stab-holes visible; a handsome copy. Pickwick was Dickens's first great success, the novel that transformed him from an obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months.

    Bound into this copy is both the Buss plates,... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 148088

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

    London : 1837

    First edition, bound from the original monthly parts, in a very handsome binding by the leading British bookbinders Bayntun-Riviere, and delightfully extra-illustrated with the full suite of Frederick Pailthorpe's 24 additional illustrations which were issued in 1882, retaining the front wrapper of that publication with the publisher's presentation... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 145656

  9. 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, of Dickens's first novel, in an elaborate and well-preserved presentation binding, unsigned but most probably executed by Dickens's favourite binder, Hayday. Though not inscribed, the binding has a strong resemblance in style and material with the contemporaneous bindings executed by James Hayday (1796-1872)... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 143233

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 134818

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

    London : 1837

    First edition, bound from the original monthly parts, of Dickens's first great success, the novel that transformed him from an obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 130550

  16. 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

  17. 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

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

    London : 1838

    First edition in book form of Dickens's first great success, the novel that transformed him from an 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, prior to publication in the present book form. The letterpress title page is in secondary state,... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 121406

  19. Oliver Twist;
    DICKENS, Charles. Oliver Twist;

    London : 1838

    First edition in book form, first issue, with Boz title pages and the "Fireside" plate, a nice copy in the original cloth.

    Oliver Twist was first published serially between February 1837 and April 1839 in Bentley's Miscellany, and in the present three-volume book by Richard Bentley in 1838 (six months before the initial serialization was complete).... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 145996

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

    London : 1839

    First edition, in the publisher's deluxe binding of half morocco, bound from the original monthly parts with the stab-holes visible.

    Nicholas Nickleby followed the phenomenal success which Dickens reached with the Pickwick Papers. To secure Nickleby Chapman and Hall offered Dickens 150 a part, a sum ten times greater than that which he had received... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 150477

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

    London : 1839

    First edition, bound from the original monthly parts as published from April 1838 to October 1839, with the stab-holes visible; handsomely bound.

    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... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 147836

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

    London : April 1838 - October 1839

    First edition in original parts. Plates in parts 1-2 with publisher's imprint; parts 4 and 5 are first issues; part 14 with notice of postponement of the plates "in consequence of the sudden indisposition of the artist"; plate 29 in part 15 in first state.

    Dickens's third novel continued the picaresque mode of Pickwick. The exposure of conditions... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 142805

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

    London : 1839

    First edition, presentation copy from the author to Lady Holland in a publisher's presentation binding of red morocco gilt, together with Dickens's original autograph letter signed accompanying the presentation, two pages, mounted by its last page within the front free endpaper.

    The presentation letter reads: "In begging you, My Lady Holland,... Learn More
    £100,000.00

    Stock Code: 143166

  24. 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
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 148090

  25. 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

  26. American Notes for General Circulation.
    DICKENS, Charles. American Notes for General Circulation.

    London : 1842

    First edition, a superb literary association, author's presentation copy from Dickens's first American tour, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr. the day after publication ("Richard Dana From his friend Charles Dickens, Nineteenth October, 1842") on the half-title in the first volume; additionally signed by Dana on the front pastedowns.

    Shortly... Learn More
    £65,000.00

    Stock Code: 145528

  27. 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' Literary... Learn More
    £45,000.00

    Stock Code: 143159

  28. 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 Ladies'... Learn More
    £45,000.00

    Stock Code: 143156

  29. 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

  30. The Letters.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Letters.

    Leipzig : 1842-80

    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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. The Adventures of Oliver Twist;
    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

  37. 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 published... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 139279

  38. 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

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

    London : 1846-48

    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 "Four Portraits",... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 136251

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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 first edition... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 138244

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

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

    London : 1849-50

    First edition in the original monthly parts of Dickens's classic Bildungsroman, his most lightly disguised autobiographical fiction, his first first-person novel, and his own favourite among his novels. After The Pickwick Papers, this may be the most difficult of his novels to find in nice condition in parts.

    This set has all the requisite first... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 150710

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

    London : 1852-54 [i.e. 1851-53]

    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 book-form... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 138215

  49. 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

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

    London : 1852-54 [1851-53]

    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 and... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 111255

  51. Bleak House.
    DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House.

    London : 1853

    First edition, bound from the original parts as issued between March 1852 and September 1853; handsomely bound.

    "The satire of Bleak House focuses on the obfuscations and delays of the court of chancery which result in widespread human misery and suffering, but the novel's complicated plot and centripetal organization bring into the picture a... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 149933

  52. Bleak House.
    DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House.

    London : 1853

    First edition, a dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page "Charles Knight from Charles Dickens Third October 1853", the recipient being the publisher Charles Knight, a member of the Guild of Literature and Art, to whom the book is dedicated: "as a remembrance of our friendly union, to my companions in the Guild of Literature and... Learn More
    £125,000.00

    Stock Code: 143179

  53. Little Dorrit.
    DICKENS, Charles. Little Dorrit.

    London : 1855-57

    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

  54. [Four special reading editions:]
    DICKENS, Charles. [Four special reading editions:]

    All London : 1858

    First reading editions, four titles issued in the somewhat misleadingly titled series "Cheap and Uniform Editions of Mr. Dickens's Christmas Books". In fact the five individual works issued by Bradbury and Evans in 1858 were special reading editions arranged and edited by Dickens. This volume contains four of the series, with the omission of The Chimes.... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 149728

  55. Reprinted Pieces.
    DICKENS, Charles. Reprinted Pieces.

    London : 1858

    A Dickens curiosity, as attested by an inscription on the front binder's blank "These Reprinted Pieces originally appeared in Household Words, and were for the first time collected in the Library edition of the works of Charles Dickens vol I. This is the part of the vol. containing these Sketches to which I have added a new title page G. Chambers ?".... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 145439

  56. The Poor Traveller: Boots at the Holly Tree Inn: and Mrs Gamp.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Poor Traveller: Boots at the Holly Tree Inn: and Mrs Gamp.

    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

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

    London : 1859

    First edition, bound from the original monthly parts as first published from June to December 1859, with the stab-holes visible; this copy with the earlier state of p. 213 misnumbered "113" and the signature "b" present on the list of plates, as preferred by collectors.

    Dickens's great historical romance, set during the French Revolution, remains... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 147826

  58. A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree.
    DICKENS, Charles. A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree.

    [London] : 1860

    First edition, first issue, distinguished by a period after "tree" on the front wrapper and the final text paragraph being in regular type; for the second issue, the period was replaced by a comma and the final paragraph was printed in bold. The sketch was first published in Household Words, 17 January 1852, and here published as a pamphlet by the management... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140928

  59. A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree.
    DICKENS, Charles. A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree.

    [London : 1860

    First edition, second issue. Together with the original stamped and addressed envelope for the return of donations tipped-in at the end. In this second issue the appeal for funds was emphasized by placing the final paragraph in bold text and it included a stamped and addressed envelope for the return of donations. The sketch was first published in Household... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138191

  60. The Uncommercial Traveller.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Uncommercial Traveller.

    London : 1861 [i.e. 1860]

    First edition in book form, presentation copy from Dickens to his friend William Harness, inscribed by the author on the title page "The Rev: William Harness From Charles Dickens Christmas, 1860".

    Dickens's friendship with the Shakespearean scholar William Harness (1790-1869) probably began at the Athenaeum - where both were members - in 1838,... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 143168

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