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DICKENS, Charles.

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby....

With Illustrations by Phiz.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Chapman and Hall, 1839

Stock Code: 130536

£600
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

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. 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. Dickens's second full-length novel also met with great public enthusiasm, which has continued unabated: Dickens's biographer Ackroyd stated that the 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).

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Description

Octavo (212 x 131 mm). Contemporary quarter calf, rebacked, red morocco label, marbled paper sides, brown endpapers.

Illustrations

Engraved portrait frontispiece, 39 engraved plates by Phiz, extra-illustrated with 24 additional plates.

Condition

Some old notes and clippings on Dickens loosely inserted; contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper. Bound without half-title. Some plates foxed and toned, paper fault to pp. 457 and 575 not affecting text, tape repairs to tears on p. 621. A good copy.

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