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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... 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. 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

  5. 122274
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.

    London : 1837

    First edition in book form, early issue. The plates are in early states with page numbers and without titles or imprints, including "Veller" rather than "Weller" on the vignette title page, but the earliest Buss and Seymour plates have been replaced by those of Phiz. Originally published as a serial in parts between April 1836 and November 1837, the... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 122274

  6. 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

  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 publisher's deluxe binding. Chapman and Hall issued Pickwick Papers in cloth for 21s., half-morocco for 24s. 6d., and full morocco with gilt edges for 26s. 6d. (Patton, p. 326). Variant deluxe publisher's bindings are known, including states in green morocco. Dickens's bibliographers have overlooked the deluxe... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 138130

  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 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

  9. 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

  10. 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 publisher's deluxe binding. Chapman and Hall issued Pickwick Papers in cloth for 21s., half-morocco for 24s. 6d., and full morocco with gilt edges for 26s. 6d. (Patton, p. 326). Variant deluxe publisher's bindings are known, including states in green morocco. Dickens's bibliographers have overlooked the deluxe... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 130554

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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. Walter E. Smith explains the bibliographical details in Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth: "when Bentley decided to publish Oliver in book form before its completion in his periodical, Cruikshank had to complete the last few plates in haste. Dickens did not review them until... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 97462

  17. 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. Following the serialization in parts, Dombey and Son was issued in book-form in cloth, full morocco, and the present half morocco. The deluxe bindings of Dickens have been somewhat marginalized by bibliographers, but it is certainly the case that they are significantly scarcer than the... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 138737

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

    London : 1839

    First edition in book form (following publication in parts from April 1838 to October 1839), first issue with "visiter" on p. 123 and "latter" on p. 160. "All the humour of the recently completed Pickwick is reaffirmed in Nicholas Nickleby which has some title to being the funniest novel Dickens ever wrote; it is perhaps the funniest novel in the English... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 130536

  19. 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

  20. 140190
    DICKENS, Charles. Barnaby Rudge;

    London : 1841

    First separate edition. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140190

  21. 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

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

    London : 1842

    First edition, first issue, with "xvi" paginated in Volume I. "Not one of Dickens' books was the subject of so much adverse criticism as the book he wrote after his return from America in 1842" (Eckel). Although complimentary of the United States in many ways, Dickens antagonised a large portion of his readership by his criticisms of the penal system,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139587

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

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

    London : 1844

    First edition, bound from the original parts published from December 1842 to July 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; these are no longer figures... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 130564

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

    London : 1844

    First edition in book form, first issue, with issue points as stated by Smith, first serialised between December 1842 and July 1844. This copy has the transposed 100 title plate, which is often suggested as a first issue point. Hatton and Cleaver long ago dismissed this, however, stating that "It is merely one of the five cases in Chuzzlewit of triplicated... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 125543

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. Pictures from Italy.
    DICKENS, Charles. Pictures from Italy.

    London : 1846

    First edition of Dickens's second travel book, based on the travel letters he published in the Daily News (21 January-11 March 1846), describing his journey through France and sojourn in Italy in 1844-45. While preparing the book for the press he hit a snag: "Clarkson Stanfield had agreed to illustrate the text for Dickens but, when he read... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 138129

  35. A Christmas Carol.
    DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol.

    London : 1846

    First Bradbury and Evans edition (although stated eleventh edition); very uncommon. It was first published in 1843, and this edition was first issued after Dickens fell out with Chapman and Hall over dwindling returns, and he had Bradbury and Evans publish separate issues of the "Eleventh" and "Twelfth" editions under their imprint. "The second, seventh,... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 136717

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

    Stock Code: 136251

  37. 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

  38. 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). This copy is in a variant binding to that detailed by Smith, but the design matches that used... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 138244

  39. 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

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

    London : 1848

    First edition. The Haunted Man is the fifth and final Christmas book by Dickens. "As soon as he returned from Broadstairs to London, he started work on the Christmas Book he had for so long been contemplating, a book about lost time. The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain is concerned with the power of memory, with family life which is destroyed and... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138110

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. Dombey and Son.
    DICKENS, Charles. Dombey and Son.

    London : 1848

    First edition, first issue, uncorrected, bound from the monthly parts. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 111303

  44. 140016
    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. In the preface to a later edition (1867), Dickens would call the novel his "favourite child". It is generally considered among his masterpieces, and it is his first first-person novel. The present copy has "screamed" corrected to "screwed" on page 132, the former... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 140016

  45. 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. In the preface to a later edition (1867), Dickens would call the novel his "favourite child". It is generally considered among his masterpieces, and it is his first first-person novel. The present copy has "screamed" corrected to "screwed" on page 132, the former... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140015

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 138140
    DICKENS, Charles. Hard Times.

    London : 1854

    First edition in book form (following serialisation in Household Words April - November 1854). Hard Times was the shortest, but also arguably the most political, of Dickens's novels, as well as being the only novel set entirely outside of London. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 138140

  50. Hard Times.
    DICKENS, Charles. Hard Times.

    London : 1854

    First edition in book form (following serialisation in Household Words April - November 1854), early issue with Smith's textual flaws corrected. Hard Times was the shortest, but also arguably the most political, of Dickens's novels, as well as being the only novel set entirely outside of London. Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 130526

  51. 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

  52. 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

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

    London : 1859

    First edition, bound from the original monthly parts, first issue, with page 213 incorrectly numbered 113 and signature "b" on list of plates. 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 first published... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 130404

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

    London : 1859

    First edition in book form, second issue, without the signature "b" on the list of plates and with page 213 correctly numbered. 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... Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 130539

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

    London : 1859

    First edition in book form, second issue, without the signature "b" on the list of plates and with page 213 correctly numbered. 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... Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 129472

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

    London : 1859

    First edition, bound from parts, first issue, with page 213 incorrectly numbered 113 and signature "b" on list of plates. The novel was originally serialised 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 first published in book form on... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 128548

  57. 140928
    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... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140928

  58. 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

  59. Signed cheque, framed.
    DICKENS, Charles. Signed cheque, framed.

    26 July 1861

    Check inscribed and signed by Charles Dickens, paying the sum of 15 to his trusted servant John Thompson (1821-71), who was in his employ since 1840. His trust was misplaced - in November 1866 Thompson was caught stealing and dismissed (see Letters 11: 262-63). A nice example of Dickens's signature, with his characteristic flourish. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 138577

  60. A Critical Dissertation on some of the Writings of Charles Dickens, Esq.
    (DICKENS, Charles.) GALLOWAY, Alex Hair. A Critical Dissertation on some of the Writings of Charles Dickens, Esq.

    Liverpool : [c. 1862]

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Martin Browne Esq with the authors compts". A rare volume, untraced in British institutions, two copies located on OCLC in New Orleans and New Zealand. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 138179

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