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(DICKENS, Charles.)

Library of Fiction,

or Family Story-Teller; consisting of Original Tales, Essays and Sketches of Character. Vol. I [& 2].

London, Chapman and Hall, 1836-1837 Stock Code: 138190
£1,250.00
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Notes

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 by his illustrators Phiz, Seymour, and Buss.

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Description

2 volumes, octavo. Original dark green diced cloth (secondary bindings - the primary binding in black and blue cloth respectively), rebacked, spines lettered in gilt. Housed in red cloth chemises within red morocco bookform box, spines lettered in gilt.

Illustrations

28 plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), R. Seymour, R.W. Buss and others.

Condition

Refurbished with expert repair to bindings and hinges, some spotting and browning. Very good copies.

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