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Bindings and library sets of rare books from Peter Harrington. From children's books to ancient literature, you'll find first editions, fine bindings and autographed sets across hundreds of authors.


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  1. 134817
    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... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 134817

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  2. 134809
    A handsome copy, bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey, of this facsimile of the first edition of 1837. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 134809

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  3. 134808
    A handsome copy, bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey, of this facsimile of the first edition of 1844. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 134808

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  4. 134824
    First edition illustrated by Charles Edmund Brock, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 134824

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  5. 134801
    First editions, first printings, of Dickens's sequence of Christmas books.
    A Christmas Carol is the first issue, with "Stave I" on the first page of text, red and blue title page, green endpapers, and all the first edition textual points. The hand-coloured green endpapers, Dickens's original choice for his lavish... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 134801

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  6. 134043detail
    The Biographical Edition, edited by Arthur Waugh, father of Evelyn Waugh, with his introduction in each volume. Waugh had been appointed managing director of Chapman and Hall in 1902 and wasted no time in capitalizing on the firm's most famous asset. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 134043

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  7. 127586detail
    The highly limited "edition definitive", number 14 of 15; this set is additionally extra-illustrated and sumptuously bound. This edition was issued with the original frontispieces, engraved title pages and etchings by "Phiz" et al printed and mounted on india-proof paper, as well as each volume containing an original pen... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 127586

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  8. 95797detail
    Edition de luxe of The Gadshill edition. Limited edition, number 126 of 130 sets. The Gadshill Edition, printed from the edition carefully corrected by the author in 1867 and 1868 and with an introduction by Andrew Lang, considered one of the best editions of the collected works of Charles Dickens. Often found with just... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 95797

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  9. 132947
    The Nonesuch edition, number 351 of only 877 sets. This peculiar limitation is due to the inclusion with each set of one of the original plates used in Chapman and Hall's first printings of each title. Since they held in their archive 877 such plates - the majority steel but with a number of wood blocks - the limitation... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 132947

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  10. 68471detail

    The Works.

    New York: [early 1900s]

    A beautifully bound set of the collected works of Dickens, with illustrations throughout. Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 68471

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  11. 106052detail
    An extremely attractive library set of the works of Charles Dickens. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 106052

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

    Stock Code: 106143

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  13. 122721
    An attractively bound copy of Dickens's third novel, originally published as a serial from 1838 to 1839. Dickens's novel "has some title to being the funniest novel Dickens ever wrote; it is perhaps the funniest novel in the English language" (Peter Ackroyd, Dickens, pp. 262-3). Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 122721

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  14. 122718
    An attractively bound copy of Dickens's classic, first published in book-form in 1865. Our Mutual Friend was Dickens's last completed novel. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 122718

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  15. 122715
    An attractively bound copy of Dickens's classic, first published in book-form in 1848. Dickens's first novel to have an explicitly contemporary setting. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 122715

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  16. 122708
    An attractively bound copy of Dickens's classic, first published in book-form in 1844. Dickens's biographer places Martin Chuzzlewit as marking "a great change in Dickens's conception of moral characteristics... For the first time Dickens begins to explore the contradictions and difficulties of the contemporary human world;... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 122708

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  17. 122710
    An attractively bound copy of Dickens's classic, first published in book-form in 1848. Dickens's first novel to have an explicitly contemporary setting. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 122710

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  18. 122704
    An attractively bound copy of Dickens's first novel, first published in book-form in 1837. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 122704

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

    Stock Code: 108379

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  20. 116660
    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... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 116660

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

    Stock Code: 107311

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

    Stock Code: 107438

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  23. The Works.
    An attractive library set in excellent condition. Two volumes are dated 1894 and 1895, the rest are undated. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 42935

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