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10227
Baker, Richard M.- The Drood Murder Case. Five Studies in Dickens's Edwin Drood. Berkeley and Los Angeles. University of California Press. 1951. First Book Edition. 195 pp. 8vo. A collection of five papers on Dickens' "TheMystery of Edwin Drood" Lacks D.J. Cover soiled, worn at corners, marred and faded. Front few pages lightly creased at upper free corner. Else, Good+.
Price: $25.00

10233
Buchanan-Brown, John.- Phiz! Illustrator of Dickens' World. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1978. Copiously illustrated. First Edition. 207 pp. 8vo. An illustrated view of Phiz's impact on the works of Dickens over 30 years, as well as Ainsworth, Lever, Le Fanu, Surtees, F. Trollope, etc. 200 illustrations. An extensive introduction by Buchanan-Brown and a checklist. Mild abrasion at foot of front cover. Dust jacket lacks two chips, at head of spine and tail of front cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $25.00

10234
Langton, Robert.- The Childhood and Youth of Charles Dickens. With Retrospective Notes and Elucidations from His Books and Letters. With Frontispiece in Photogravure and Eighty-Two Wood-Engravings by the Author. London. Hutchinson & Co. 1912. Illustrated. Later Edition. 260 pp. 8vo. An early biographyof Charles Dickens as a boy and young adult. Thoroughly illustrated and correlated with his writings. Originally issued in a limited edition in 1891. Thin wrinkle on front cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $68.00

11372
[Deacon, William Frederick].- Warreniana; with Notes, Critical and Explanatory, by the Editor of A Quarterly Review. London. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1824. First Edition. 208 pp. 12mo. Three quarters tan pebbled sheep, ruled in gilt with spine ruled, decorated and titled in gilt. Red leather label for title. Five bands Marbled paper covered boards. Marbled end papers. T.e.g. John Strachan, “The Praise of Blacking”: William Frederick Deacon’s “Warreniana’ and Early Nineteenth-Century Advertising-Related Parody, in “Romanticism on the Net”, Michael Eberle-Sinatra (Ed.), érudit, No. 15, August 1999. http://id.erudit.org/iderudit/005874ar. Michael Allen, “Charles Dickens and the Blacking Factory, 2011. Halkett & Laing VI, 209, and DNB (for attribution to Deacon). A humorous parody of numerous British writers, who allegedly write paeans to Warren’s Blacking, the noted shoe polish manufacturers of early 19th century Britain. The title page quotes allegedly from Lord Byron: “I have even been accused of writing puffs for Warren’s Blacking”. Following a humorous introduction, other sections of the text imitate the styles of Washington Irving, William Wordsworth, Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Walter Scott, et al. The essays, poems, etc. celebrate the persons and firm of Warren’s Blacking, the noted shoe polish manufacturer(s), who contributed to Charles Dickens his self-confessed most seminal life experience when he worked there pasting labels on blacking bottles in 1824. His family had become destitute with his father’s imprisonment for debt and his removal from school. Working at Warren’s was a source of shame for the young Dickens, an embarrassment he never publicly revealed, but carried throughout his life. Supposedly edited by the satirist and editor, William Gifford, with the preface in his pompous style, the work is actually by a young journalist, William Deacon (1799–1845). Advertising for Robert Warren’s blacking was “the most visible campaign of the early nineteenth century… Warren was one of the pioneers of ‘jingle advertisements and …verse puffs”. (Strachan, op. cit.). Lord Byron allegedly had actually referred to the accusation that he wrote poems for Warren’s, leading to the epigraph in this volume. Dickens, who had first hand experience in the blacking industry, having worked for Jonathan Warren, the rival of Robert Warren in the industry (see Allen, op. cit.), makes reference to the poetic puffs in “Old Curiosity Shop” in the speech of his Mr. Slum. Deacon may have learned the art of parody from his first publisher, William Hone, so practiced at it with George Cruikshank, who also did a drawing for Warren’s Blacking. “The comedy of Warreniana derives in part from the mismatch between style and subject.“ (Strachan). To Strachan, Warreniana is “the masterpiece of late Romantic period parody.” Wear to leather at spine, edges and corners. Boards mildly abraded. Else, Very Good
Price: $395.00

11372
[Deacon, William Frederick].- Warreniana; wih Notes, Critical and Explanatory, by the Editor of A Quarterly Review.

London. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1824. First Edition. 208 pp. 12mo. Three quarters tan pebbled sheep, ruled in gilt with spine ruled, decorated and titled in gilt. Red leather label for title. Five bands Marbled paper covered boards. Marbled end papers. T.e.g. John Strachan, “The Praise of Blacking”: William Frederick Deacon’s “Warreniana’ and Early Nineteenth-Century Advertising-Related Parody, in “Romanticism on the Net”, Michael Eberle-Sinatra (Ed.), érudit, No. 15, August 1999. http://id.erudit.org/iderudit/005874ar. Michael Allen, “Charles Dickens and the Blacking Factory, 2011. Halkett & Laing VI, 209, and DNB (for attribution to Deacon). A humorous parody of numerous British writers, who allegedly write paeans to Warren’s Blacking, the noted shoe polish manufacturers of early 19th century Britain. The title page quotes allegedly from Lord Byron: “I have even been accused of writing puffs for Warren’s Blacking”. Following a humorous introduction, other sections of the text imitate the styles of Washington Irving, William Wordsworth, Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Walter Scott, et al. The essays, poems, etc. celebrate the persons and firm of Warren’s Blacking, the noted shoe polish manufacturer(s), who contributed to Charles Dickens his self-confessed most seminal life experience when he worked there pasting labels on blacking bottles in 1824. His family had become destitute with his father’s imprisonment for debt and his removal from school. Working at Warren’s was a source of shame for the young Dickens, an embarrassment he never publicly revealed, but carried throughout his life. Supposedly edited by the satirist and editor, William Gifford, with the preface in his pompous style, the work is actually by a young journalist, William Deacon (1799–1845). Advertising for Robert Warren’s blacking was “the most visible campaign of the early nineteenth century… Warren was one of the pioneers of ‘jingle advertisements and …verse puffs”. (Strachan, op. cit.). Lord Byron allegedly had actually referred to the accusation that he wrote poems for Warren’s, leading to the epigraph in this volume. Dickens, who had first hand experience in the blacking industry, having worked for Jonathan Warren, the rival of Robert Warren in the industry (see Allen, op. cit.), makes reference to the poetic puffs in “Old Curiosity Shop” in the speech of his Mr. Slum. Deacon may have learned the art of parody from his first publisher, William Hone, so practiced at it with George Cruikshank, who also did a drawing for Warren’s Blacking. “The comedy of Warreniana derives in part from the mismatch between style and subject.“ (Strachan). To Strachan, Warreniana is “the masterpiece of late Romantic period parody.” Wear to leather at spine, edges and corners. Boards mildly abraded. Else, Very Good
Price: $395.00

11424
[Theatrical Broadside] Dickens, Charles and Albert Smith.- Battle of Life Theatrical Broadside, Printed in Black and Orange. “Theatre Royal, Lyceum, Opposite Waterloo Bridge, Strand. Under the Management of Mrs. Keeley. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 31st, 1846, January 1st and 2nd, 1847. Will be presented a Drama with New Scenery, Dresses, &c. founded on the New Christmas Annual of Charles Dickens, Esq. And adapted to the Stage (by the express Permission of the Author, from the Proof sheets) By Albert Smith, Esq. called The Battle of Life,” etc., etc., etc.

London. S. G. Fairbec (?) “The Printer”, 31 Bow St., Covent Garden 1846. First Edition. 1 p., composed of 4 sheets. 9-1/2” W x 54” H. As issued. Related to Podeschi H893. Bolton, Dickens Dramatized., Battle of Life 1. See, also, Ralph J. Crawford, Jr. & Bruce J. Crawford, “Charles Dickens & Show Biz, An Exhibition at the Stanford University Libraries”, 2006, Item No. 102 A grand theatrical broadside for the play “The Battle of Life”, adapted for the stage from Dickens’s 1846 Christmas story by Albert Smith. Composed of 4 sheets, to be hung vertically in a single row, printed in two colors, black and white with prominent orange printing of the titles. The afterproduction was “Butterfly’s Ball”, in 13 scenes. The productions were accompanied by music, under the direction of Alexander Lee, who conducted from the orchestra at the pianoforte and ballet under the direction of Mr. Frampton. Dramatization of Dickens’s Christmas books was problematical and Dickens could not beat out all his pirates (Bolton, p. 296). For this production he joined Albert Smith, helping at rehearsals, sanctioning the production (probably for a fee) and seeing, but only temporarily, almost as much success as with “A Christmas Carol”. The Keeleys were much involved in the production, Mr. Keeley as Benjamin Britain and Mrs. Keeley as Clemency Newcome. Frank Matthews performed as Doctor Jeddler. This broadside is quite scarce, with one copy of a similar, but not identical broadside exhibited in 2006 by Crawford. Two chips from right edge, touching, but not encroaching on text. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $1,700.00

11451
Ramble, Lincoln, Esq.- (pseudonym attributed to James Topham Brady).- Sequel to “The Christmas Carol”

In The New World, Vol. IX, No. 26. Pp. 803–09.Saturday, December 28, 1844. Whole No. 238. New York. E. Winchester, Publisher. Park Benjamin, Editor. 1844. First Edition. 7 pp. 4to. Paper self-wraps with heading of title and engraving. A wonderful pseudonymous publication of a pastiche of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, just published. This amusing work is based on a dream of “Boz” (the pseudonym of C.D.) and engages numerous characters from his novels in an American setting. Old Fezziwig dances to the tune of “Dixey’s Land”; the Spirit of Truth arrives to try Boz before himself; cameo appearances are presented for Smike, Sir Mulberry Hawk, Lord Verisopht, Oliver Twist, Little Nell, Dick Swiveller, the Marchioness, Sam ad Tony Weller, Mr. Pickwick, Winkle, Tupman, Bob Sawyer, Arabella Allen, Mrs. Nickleby, Mrs. Varden, and Dolly, and even the “Expiring Frog”. All provide testimony for Dickens’s greatness and Boz awakens from his dream, alone. Under the name of Lincoln Ramble, Esq., World Cat attributes this pseudonym to James Topham Brady (1815–69) for his (allegedly) “Dreamland. A Vision of the New Year”, published under this pseudonym in 1846 by F. Clarke (printer). It seems taken from an attribution to Brady by the Harry Ransom Research Center at the University of Texas; it is also held at the British Library, but not there attributed to Brady. These are the only two copies listed on OCLC. There may be some confusion in this attribution: while James T. Brady did write “A Christmas Dream” under the auspices of D. Appleton in 1846, I cannot find independent attribution of the pseudonym to Brady in Cushing, Haynes, Adams, Stonehill or other listings of pseudonyms. Brady did write at times under the pseudonym of “Query”. He was a noted figure in American legal circles in mid-century with great skills in trial law. Very rare.
Price: $975.00

11455
Clarke, Joseph Clayton (pseudonym: Kyd).- Untitled Original Watercolor of Jacob Marley (from “A Christmas Carol”), Signed by Kyd.

NP, [London]. Original Kyd watercolor illustration. ND. [ca. 1885] Illustration. First Edition. 1 p. 8” W x 10” H. Single sheet mounted at corner of folder with mat and ruling on face. Scrooge’s former partner, long deceased, was Jacob Marley. In “A Christmas Carol”, Marley returns to haunt Scrooge with the errors of both their ways. This is an original watercolor by Joseph Clayton Clarke (1857–1937), known as “Kyd”. He was prolific, skilled and effective illustrator and watercolorist, specializing in Charles Dickens’s characters. The first publication of Kyd’s illustrations appeared in Fleet Street Magazine” in 1887. His numerous images, frequently reproduced (including in the series of cigarette cards published for Player’s cigarettes in 1912–25) have set much of the public’s conception of Dickens’s characters. Kyd was also known for his fore-edge painting of characters from Dickens. This image is one of the most uncommon. The watermark is “Whatman / 1885”. One tiny spot of foxing, not in the primary image. Some toning at edges, not involving the image. Overall a Very Good example of a rare item in Kyd’s oeuvre.
Price: $450.00

11456
Dickens, Charles.- Home and Social Philosophy. From Household Words. Edited by Charles Dickens. First Series.

Putnam’s Semi-Monthly Library for Travellers and the Fireside. No. I, Jan. 15, 1852. New York. G. P. Putnam. 1852. Cover illustration by J. W. Orr. First Edition. 264 pp. Ads on cov0ers and free end papers. 12mo. Printed and illustrated stiff paper wraps. Podeschi D14. Selections from "Household Words," including “The Mysteries of a Tea Kettle”, a parody of Michael Faraday’s Lectures to The Royal Institution, known for their clarity and simple, direct explanations of science to both sophisticated and naive audiences. There is another article on Paxton’s ideas for the design of what became the great Crystal Palace, celebrating English industry and one on The Chemistry of a Pint of Beer. This collection was the first of several series, initiated by Putnam, collecting articles from Dickens’s ‘Household Words” for different audiences. Bound in wraps illustrated by the noted wood engraver, J. W. Orr, it is in remarkable condition for such a fugitive item. Mild soiling of covers. Mild separation at edges of spine. Mild foxing of pp. 146-47, at edges and occasional pot in margins of a few pages.. Binding very tight. Else, Very Good.
Price: $250.00

11468
Cruikshank, R. J.- Charles Dickens and Early Victorian England.

London. Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, LTD. 1949 Illustrated. First Edition. 308 pp + 14 charts in color. 8vo. Buff linen cloth with gilt titling on spine and gilt images of Dickens and Victoria on front cover. Illustrated D.J. R. J. Cruikshank places Dickens historically at the center of the early Victorian Period. “Pickwick Papers” was published as Victoria ascended the throne. The progress of British civilization and the rise of Dickens’s fortunes go in parallel, in reflection of oe another. Slight fading of spine edges under losses of D.J. D.J. worn at edges and at end sof spine with some chips and tears. A few small spots of foxing on top edge of text block. Else, Very Good.
Price: $40.00

11398
Wilkins, William Glyde.- Charles Dickens in America. With 41 Illustrations and Portraits. Compiled and Edited by William Glyde Wilkins.

New York. Haskell House Publishers Ltd. 1970. 318 pp. 8vo. Illustrated. Pink publisher's cloth. Reprint Edition by photo facsimile. Podeschi H482. First published in 1911. A richly illustrated documentary history of Dickens' visit to America in 1842, compiled and edited by America's leading Dickens enthusiast of the early 20th century. Includes guest lists, seating plans, commentary, speeches, etc. Light soiling of front cover.Fading of spine and part of covers. Else,Very Good.
Price: $50.00

11161
[Cigarette Cards]. [Dickens, Charles].- 2nd Series of 25 Characters from Dickens. London. John Player & Sons. N.D. [1912]. Each an illustration of a Character from Dickens. First Edition. 25 Individual Cards. 1-3/8" x 2-5/8." Unbound and Unmounted. In 1912, Players Cigarettes issued several series of illustrated cards with characters from the writings of Charles Dickens. This series, the first edition of the 2nd series of 25 cards (Card Nos. 25-50, is the most desirable of all cigarette cards, along with the the first Series of 25 cards (Card Nos.1-25) in its First Edition, the latter group issued, also ca.1912. The 2nd Series of 25 was issued because of the popularity of the first 25. Each card was included with a package of cigarettes. Seldom do we find a First Edition set in such good condition as these and in unmounted state. Both sets were reissued by Players ca. 1923 as A Set of 50 (so marked). Very Good
Price: $100.00

10971
Dickens, Charles.- A Christmas Carol. Facsimile Edition. New York. Columbia University Press. 1956. Colored and black and white illustrations by John Leech. Facsimile Edition. 166 pp. + 2 pp.publisher’s ads + bibliographc note at rear. Small 12mo. Brown cloth spine and paper covered boards. Titling and decorations in gilt on spine and front cover. Half title in blue; title page in blue and red. Original slip case covered in decorative paper with red label on front cover. Podeschi B146. Facsimile of the First Edition of 1843 including Illustrations of John Leech; Introduction and Bibliographic Note by Edgar Johnson. Slip case toned at edges and on spine, with wear at edges and opening. Book Fine in Good+ original slip case.
Price: $175.00

10840
Dickens, Charles.- Charles Dickens Christmas. Collector’s Edition. Includes the Five Christmas Books in Facsimile of the First Editions: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. A Ghost Story of Christmas; The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang the Old Year Out and A New Year In; The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home; The Battle of Life. A Love Story; The Haunted Man and The Ghost’s Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time. In Original Slip Case. New York. Time Life Books. 1992. Illustrated with all theoriginal illustrations (A Christmas Carol, in color) Facsimile Edition of First Editions. Small 12mo. Red publlsher’s cloth, embossed, with gilt titling and decoration. In original red cloth covered slip case. A modern facsimile of each of the Christmas Books by Charles Dickens, in photographic reproduction, retaining the errors, etc. of the first editions. Each volume has a red ribbon marker. In pristine condition, in a similar original slip case.. Fine. As New.
Price: $200.00

10846
Carlyle, Thomas.- The International Copyright Law. in a Letter from Thomas Carlyle to Charles Dickens in America, 26th March, 1842, and the Response from the Editors of Brother Jonathan. In Brother Jonathan, Library Edition, Whole Number XX, For the Week Ending Saturday, May 14, 1842, Vol. II, No. 3, pp.74–5. New York. Wilson and Company. 1842. First Edition. Whole number pp. 57–84. 4to. Printed and illustrated papr wraps with 3 pp. of ads. In January 1842, 30 year old Charles Dickens, already famous, sailed to America to examine “the Republic of my imagination”. He became sorely and famously disappointed. Almost immediately, he publicly addressed the problem of international copyright, for he had lost considerable sums to piracy, because there was no International Copyright Agreement. The American Press attacked him severely. Dickens transmitted to the Press, an address to the American people on this subject , which he had received from a host of illustrious English authors led by Edward Lytton Bulwer and a letter from Carlyle. Brother Jonathan here prints the Carlyle letter and its editorial response. Carlyle likens literary piracy to stealng, forbidden in common Biblical proscription and even by Utilitarian reasoning by Jeremy Bentham, the then-current vogue in moral philosophy. Brother Jonathan satirizes the skill of Carlyle, claiming he does not know the meaning of what he says and his listeners cannot understand him. Carlyle is accused of exaggerating the abuse Dickens has taken, claiming courtesy for his American opposition on the issue. Carlyle is treated sarcastically, his “words” distorted and exaggerated by the Editor, He, Carlyle, is accused of egotism, distortion of the English tongue, profanity and being sinister in his distortion. Dickens is attacked for urging attention to Carlyle’s plain words. The Editor denies that an author has any right except that which his own government gives him; English authors have no rights in America and there is, consequently, no loss at all. A monopoly extended to authors across national boundaries would raise the price of books in America or reduce the sales of English books in America. Of course, Brother Jonathan was itself a pirate, in even printing this letter from Carlyle, Dickens having sent the letter to the American Press, widely, but not to this periodical. Also pirated in this issue of Brother Jonathan is a segment in the serial publication of Gilbert A. à Beckett’s (1811–56) “Comic English Grammar”, illustrated by John Leech, published first in London in 1840 by Richard Bentley. Hinge separating. Mild toning of pages. Else, Very Good.
Price: $195.00

10848
Dickens, Charles.- Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. London. MacGibbon& Kee Ltd. 1968. Colored frontispiece and black and white Cruikshank engravings. First English Edition. 311 pp. 8vo. Publisher's white marbled paper covered boards, with red title label, ruled and decorated in gilt on spine. Illustrated and printed D.J. Rose colored end papers. Findlater was the author of "Grimaldi: King of the Clowns" (1955) and here, utilizing his tools of modern scholarship, re-edits and annotates Charles Dickens' edition of Grimaldi's autobiography , first published in 1838. This is likely to be the definitive edition of Grimaldi's memoirs. Edges of D.J. lightly chipped, but all intact. Book, Near Fine.
Price: $50.00

5705
Horton, Susan R.- The Reader in the Dickens World. Style and Response. Pittsburgh, PA. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1981 First Edition. 136 pp. 8vo. Red publisher’s cloth with gilt titling. illustrated DJ. The author engages the complex feelings in Dickens’s World and finds them generated, not by structural elements of a multiplot novel, but by stylistic elements, often contradictory in Dickens’s battle with evil in the world. Dickens’s images often conflict with the rhetoric. As New in As New DJ.
Price: $40.00

9331
Clendening, Logan.- A Handbook to Pickwick Papers. With 25 Illustrations and 2 Maps. New York. Alfred A. Knopf. 1936. First Edition. 156 pp. 8vo. Red linen spine and illustrated grey paper covered boards. Illustrated D.J. Dr. Clendening's history of The Pickwick Papers with his memoir of a trip to visit the places and buildings making up so much of the charm of the Pickwick Papers. The book details the controversy between Dickens and his first illustrator, Robert Seymour (and after Seymour's suicide, the Seymour family), on the origin of Pickwick Papers. Lovely bookplates on front pastedown. Except for mild soiling and darkening of spine of D.J., Near Fine.
Price: $125.00

10668
Paroissien, David.- The Companion to Great Expectations. Near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, UK. Helm Information Ltd. 2000. Illustrated. First Edition. 506 pp. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth illustrated in gilt on front cover and titled in gilt on spine. Illustrated D.J. Map of Dickens’ london on end papers. One of the on-going series of volumes annotating the major works of Charles Dickens. Each volume is dedicated to a single novel, this one to "Hard Times." The notes are principally factual, rather than critical. They tell much about Victorian culture, Dickens in his times, his associations and the cultural context of the novels. Near Fine
Price: $225.00

10443
[Cigarette Cards]. [Dickens, Charles].- A Series of 5 Characters from Dickens: Uriah Heep, Mr. Micawber, Betsey Trotwood, Mr. Murdstone and Dan’l Peggoty from “David Copperfield”. London. John Player & Sons. [ca.1912-1916]. Each an illustration of a Character from Dickens. Illustrations after Kyd (pseud. for Joseph Clayton Clarke). Early Edition of Second Series. 5 Individual Cards, mounted. 3 7/8" x 2 5/8." Mounted on a large card with beveled openings to contain 5 cards. Podeschi , H1035–1036 (for the Players' smaller cigarette cards) Beginning ca. 1905, Player's Cigarettes issued several series of illustrated color-lithographed cards with characters from the writings of Charles Dickens. This series, a group of character’s from Dickens’ autobiographical novel “David Copperfield”, in its early editions, is the most desirable of all cigarette cards. Each card was included with a package of cigarettes. Seldom do we find an early edition set in such good condition and mounted as carefully as these. This grouping is in the smaller format. Near Fine.
Price: $95.00

10404
Dickens, Charles.- The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Illustrated in Colour by Frank Reynolds. R.I. London. The Westminster Press, Limited. N.D. [ca. 1915] 20 illustrated color plates, mounted, with tissue guards. First Edition in this format. 534 pp. 4to. Red publisher's cloth illustrated with silhouette on front cover in gold and black, titled on spine and front cover in elaborate gilt lettering.Pictorial end papers. T.e.g. The lovely Frank Reynolds edition of "The Pickwick Papers" in outstanding condition. Printed by T. & A. Constable at the Edinburgh University Press. Issued by Westminster Press, by arrangement with Hodder & Stoughton. Minimal sunning of spine. Slight soiling of page edges. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10353
Payne, Edward F.- Dickens' Days in Boston. A Record of Daily Events. Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1927. Illustrated. First Edition. 274 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth, embossed and with gilt illustration of State House in Boston on front cover and gilt illustration and titling on spine. Green end papers. A handsome copy of the virtually day by day account of Dickens' two visits to Boston by a close admirer and President of the Boston Branch of the Dickens Fellowship. Bookselller's tag on front free end paper. Minimal wear at ends of spine and at corners. Very Good +.
Price: $75.00

10326
[Sheet Music] Joanna Chandler (Words] and Stephen Glover [Music].- Walter & Florence. The Subject from Mr. Charles Dickens' Tale "Dombey and Son". The Music by Stephen Glover. Boston. Oliver Ditson. N.D. [1848-56] A wonderful cover lithograph by J. H. Bufford's. It shows Walter and Florence in close repose aboard ship with a quotation from the near finale of Dickens' "Dombey and Son". First Edition. 5 pp. Fo. Disbound. Podeschi H762. Groce and Wallace; Peters, America on Stone, 118-27 (for Bufford). Fisher, 150 Years of Music Publ. in US, pp. 55-56, 85. A wonderful song with music by Stephen Glover, celebrating the conclusion of Charles Dickens's "Dombey & Son". John H. Bufford was a lithographer and publisher of prints. After 4 years in New York, he moved to Boston in 1839, later becoming associated with B. W. Thayer & Co. till 1844, when he started his own firm. He did a rare view of Princeton University and many town views as well as great whaling scenes. His work had an enormous range. Winslow Homer was his apprentice, 1855-57. Whether Homer worked on this lithograph is conjectural, but probably not as the lithograph likely dates from before Homer's apprenticeship. Although the musicwas not dated, Podeschi has an 1848 attribution It was certainly published between 1848, when Dombey was completed, and 1856, when Ditson was incorporated and moved from 115 Washington St. Hinge separated. Else, Very Good. A very clean example.
Price: $175.00

10227
Baker, Richard M.- The Drood Murder Case. Five Studies in Dickens's Edwin Drood. First Book Edition. Pages 195 pp.8vo. Orange publisher's cloth, titled on spine. First Book Edition. A collection of five papers on Dickens' "TheMystery of Edwin Drood" Lacks D.J. Cover soiled, worn at corners, marred and faded. Front few pages lightly creased at upper free corner. Else, Good+. Berkeley and Los Angeles. University of California Press. 1951.
Price: $25.00

10190
Simpson, Margaret.- The Companion to Hard Times. First Edition. Pages 285 pp.8vo. Green publisher's cloth illustrated in gilt on front cover and titled in gilt on spine. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Illustrated. One of the on-going series of volumes annotating the major works of Charles Dickens. Each volume is dedicated to a single novel, this one to "Hard Times." The notes are principally factual, rather than critical. They tell much about Victorian culture, Dickens in his times, his associations and the cultural context of the novels. As New. Westport, CT. Greenwood Press. 1997.
Price: $110.00

10121
Dickens, Charles.- The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. The Christmas Book for 1846, by Dickens. One of his most popular stories in its first American edition. Also became a very popular dramatization, especially with Joseph Jefferson as Caleb Plummer. Owner's signature at top of p.1. Except for the lack of rear cover and ads, a better than good copy. Edgar & Vail call it "probably the first American edition," over that of Wiley. First American Edition. Edgar & Vail, p. 23. Podeschi A93. VanderPoel B403. Foxing.Lacks rear wrapper and advertisements. Water stain throughout. Else Good +. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1846
Price: $225.00

10113
Dickens, Charles.- Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation. With Illustrations by Henry C. Pitz. Introduction by John T. Winterich. In Two Volumes. The Limited Editions Club of "Dombey," signed by the illustrator, Henry Pitz, on the colophon of second volume. Prospectus for this volume and Monthly Letter of The Limited Editions Club for this volume tucked in. First Edition. Copy #792 of an edition limited to 1500 copies. Slight sunning os spines. Lacks slip case. Else, Near Fine. New York. The Limited Editions Club. 1957.
Price: $125.00

10111
Eigner, Edwin M.- The Dickens Pantomime. Eigner notes Dickens' fondness for pantomime, his lifelong engagement with it and how he weaves elements of pantomime into the plots and characters of his works. Scholarly and essential for a more nearly complete understanding of the Inimitable. First Edition. Near Fine. Berkeley, CA. University of California Press. 1989.
Price: $30.00

10086
Moss, Sidney P. and Moss, Carolyn J.- Charles Dickens & His Chicago Relatives: A Documentary Narrative. Dickens' youngest brother, Augustus (born 1827), abandoning his blind wife, absconded to America in 1857 with his pregnant mistress. They settled in Illinois, later in Chicago proper, and founded a collateral branch of the Dickens family.Genealogical trees of the London and the American branches are presented on the fly leaves. An uncommon title. First Edition. Small closed tear in D.J. at rear. Else, As New. Troy, NY. The Whitsto0n Publishing Company. 1994.
Price: $65.00

10081
Dickens, Charles.- The Personal History and Experience of David Copperfield the Younger. by Charles Dickens. With Forty IllustrationsEngraved on Wood by J. W. Orr, from Designs by H. K. Browne. In Two Volumes. A copy of the first American edition of "David Copperfield," published by Wiley. Issued in parts beginning in 1849-50. Some single issues of the serial parts and some copies of the book were labeled with G. P. Putnam as publisher (no priority). The number of illustrations can be variable, but the List of Illustrations has twenty titles in the first volume (of which all 20 are present) and 18 in the second. (of which the lfirst one is missing). Page 14 misnumbered "4" in Volume II. A very rare item, deserving of restoration). First American Edition in Book Form. Podeschi A124. Sumner & Stillman Cat. No. 36 (McGuire Collection), #42. Wilkins, p.29 for parts issue only. Edgar and Vail, p.25. Covers poor with hinges cracked internally, worn externally. Front hinge nearly separated in Volume II. Spine worn. Shaken. Mild to moderate foxing. Else, Good. New York. John Wiley. N.D. [1849-1850].
Price: $650.00

10078
Brewer, Luther A.- Leigh Hunt and Charles Dickens. The Skimpole Caricature. It is widely accepted that the original of the character Harold Skimpole in Charles Dickens' "Bleak Hose" is Leigh Hunt, Dickens' erstwhile friend. The caricature is unpleasant and much discussed. This privately printed Christmas offering by a Leigh Hunt scholar counters their characterization by Dickens with the evidence from the other side. It was suggested by some that Dickens conflated the behavior of Hunt with the offences of his wife. There are many who have risen to Hunt's defense, calling this portrayal offensive and unfair. First Edition. One of a Limited Edition of 300 copies for the Friends of Luther Albertus and Elinore Taylor Brewer. Not in Podeschi. Slightly soiled covers. Two corners bumped.. Else, Very Good. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Privately Printed by the Torch Press. 1930.
Price: $60.00

10043
Darwin, Bernard.- The Dickens Advertiser. A Collection of the Advertisements in the Original Parts of Novels by Charles Dickens. New York. The Macmillan Company. 1930. 208 pp. Illustrated. Tall 8vo. Light blue publisher's cloth, decorated on front cover and spine. First American Edition. A discussion of the advertisements which accompanied the original parts publication of Dickens' works. Many illustrations and much discussion which give insights into Dickens and his era. Mild wear at ends of spine, which is yellowed (sunned). Bookplate on front pastedownElse, Very Good. New York. The Macmillan Company. 1930.
Price: $68.00

9640
Dickens, Charles.- Holiday Romance. In Four Parts. In Our Young Folks. An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls. Edited by J. T. Trowbridge and Lucy Larcom. Vol. IV, pp. 1-7, 129-136, 193-200, 257-263. First Edition. 8vo. Bound volume in brown half leather with brown cloth covered boards and marbled end papers. A.e. marbled. First Edition. Frontispiece Portrait of Dickens and Illustrations by John Gilbert, G. G. White and Sol Eytinge. Wilkins, p.34. Podeschi (Gimbel) E154; G211. The four stories comprising "Holiday Romance" were first published in America in "Our Young Folks" before any English publication. Dickens was paid £1000 for the story, written especially for this periodical. It was shortly published also in "All the Year Round." In addition to the portrait and the illustrations by Sir John Gilbert, there are initial letter designs by G. G. White and Sol Eytinge. Publication of the Second Part of "Holiday Romance" had been delayed because the illustrations were not ready on time. This volume also includes stories by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Leather worn at spine and corners. Internal hinges starting a bit at end papers. First two issues and frontispiece creased. Minimal foxing of first two issues. Else, Very Good. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1868.
Price: $350.00

9436
[Dickens, Charles].- Sketches by Boz. Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. London. Chapman and Hall. 1854. Frontispiece by George Cruikshank. An 1854 Reisssue of the "Cheap Edition." 303 pp. Small 8vo. Publisher's Green Cloth with Gilt Spine. Double column format. T.e.g. Podeschi D5. A Bright Copy with Fresh Gilt Lettering on Spine and Very Good Blind Stamped Covers. 1 p. Publisher's Ads at Front (Dickens Works in the Cheap Edition). The Cheap Edition was a systematic revision by Dickens of his own work, begun in 1847. It had blind stamped green covers, double column format and a single frontispiece. Dickens new Preface was written for this edition. Wear at edges of spine and corners. Hinges starting internally. Covers soiled. Very few spots internally. Mildly shaken. Bookseller's embossed stamp on front end paper. Overall, Good +.
Price: $175.00

8311
Forster, John. - The Life of Charles Dickens.Two Volumes. New York. Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1900. 528 pp., 558 pp. 8vo. Green Decorated Publisher's Cloth. T.E.G. Pages Untrimmed. First American Edition, as Such. Forster's illustrious biography of his friend. The ultimate source on Dickens' life. Spines sunned and stained, worn at edges. Front hinges cracked internally. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedowns. Else, Very Good.
Price: $85.00

8320
Hayward, Arthur L.- The Dickens Encyclopedia. Edison, NJ. Chartwell Books, Inc. 1995. 175 pp. + XXIV Plates. Numerous Illustrations. 8vo. Illustrated Paper Covered Boards with Illustrated D.J. Reprint of 1924 First Edition. An encyclopedia of persons and places in Dickens' works. As New.
Price: $35.00

8344
Forster, John.- The Life of Charles Dickens. Three Volumes in Two. Boston. James R. Osgood & Company. 1875. 418, 494, 600 pp., Illustrated. 12mo. Green Publisher's Cloth. T.E.G. First American Edition. Library Edition. Published by the official publisher of Dickens in America, simultaneously with the Library Edition of Chapman and Hall (London), an edition of Dickens' works in 30 volumes plus these two of Forster's Life. Minimal wear at ends of spine. Very Good to Near Fine.
Price: $135.00

8347
Kosky, Jules.- Mutual Friends. Charles Dickens and Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. New York. St. Martin's Press. 1989. 245 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Brown Cloth with Gilt Titling. Illustrated D.J. First American Edition. The story of Dickens' close relationship to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and especially to the Hospital's founder, Dr. Charles West. The author is an Honorary Archivist to The Hospitals for Sick Children. As New.
Price: $34.00

8348
Moss, Sidney P. and Moss, Carolyn J.- Charles Dickens & His Chicago Relatives: A Documentary Narrative. Troy, NY. The Whitstin Publishing Company. 1994. 191 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. White Paper Covered Boards. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Dickens' youngest brother, Augustus (born 1827), abandoning his blind wife, absconded to America in 1857 with his pregnant mistress. They settled in Illinois, later in Chicago proper, and founded a collateral branch of the Dickens family.Genealogical trees of the London and the American branches are presented on the fly leaves. An uncommon title. As new.
Price: $65.00

8349
Dickens, Charles.- A Christmas Carol. A Facsimile of the Manuscript in The Pierpont Morgan Library, with the Illustrations of John Leech and the Text from the First Edition. Introduction by Monica Dickens. New York. James H. Heineman, Inc. 1967. 144 pp. 4to. Red Publisher's Cloth. Decorated D.J. First Edition, as Such. Reproductions in color of the Leech illustrations of the First Edition. The wonderful facsimile of this famous Dickens manuscript, originally given by Dickens to his solicitor, later in the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan. With it is the parallel text of the first edition and Leech's great illustrations. All grandly printed by the Meriden Gravure Company. Most of Dickens extant manuscripts were left to his biographer, John Forster, and later given by him to the Victoria and Albert Museum. Lacks piece from D.J., 1 1/4" x 3/4". Else, Very Good. Podeschi B149.
Price: $45.00

8360
Dickens, Charles.- Boz on America: 1842-1942. New York and Hartford.. Privately printed by Dr. C. Charles Burlingame. 1942. 30 pp. Tall 12mo. Illustrated Yellow Paper Covered Boards. First Edition. Quotations from Dickens, Comments and Anecdotes quoted by Dr.Burlingame, who took over the Hartford Retreat in 1931, enlarging it and developing it into a major private psychiatric institution, The Institute for Living. Dr. Burlingame issued small books at holidays as gifts to his friends and supporters. He mingled his comments with the observations of the authors. Cover soiled. Rear internal hinge starting. Else, Very Good.
Price: $18.00

8377
Dickens, Charles. - A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. A Facsimile of the Original Edition. Introduction by G. K. Chesterton and a Preface by B. W. Matz. Boston. Charles E. Lauriat. N.D. [1922] 166 pp. + 2 pp. Ads. With Four Illustrations in Colour and Four Woodcuts by John Leech. Small 8vo. Vertically Grained Rose Colored Publisher's Cloth, Blind-Tooled and Gilt. Green End Papers. First American Edition of This Facsimile Edition. A.E.G. Printed in England by Miller, Son and Compy. Title page in blue and red ink. "Stave I" on p.1, as was the inconsistency of the first edition. The four originally hand-colored illustrations werereproduced by the Sprague-Haycock lithographic process.The four originally black and white woodblock prints were reproduced by electroforms from the original woodblocks, then still owned by Chapman and Hall. A remarkably nice facsimile in very good condition. The English version was published by Cecil Palmer. Contemporary owner's inscription on business card pasted to front free fly leaf. Very Good to Near Fine. Podeschi B140.
Price: $150.00

8380
Kitton, Frederic G.- Charles Dickens. His Life, Writings, and Personality. With Numerous Illustrations. New York. D. Appleton and Company. 1908. 504 pp. 8vo. Highly Decorated Blue Publisher's Cloth. Outline Drawings in Gilt of Scenes from Dickens Novels. First American Edition, made up from signatures printed in Britain. An important literary biography of The Inimitable by an early modern giant of Dickensians. Kitton was known for his own illustrations of Dickens and for his analysis of those of others. The illustrations in this biography include wonderful photographs of Dickens, his residences, etc. A lovely copy of a very attractive book. Pages untrimmed. Very Good. Podeschi (Gimbel) H280.
Price: $110.00

8388
Kitton, Frederic G.- Charles Dickens. His Life, Writings, and Personality. With Numerous Illustrations. London. The Caxton Publishing Company. N.D. [?1902] 504 pp. 8vo. Highly Decorated Blue Publisher's Cloth. Embossed Cloth in Half Smooth and Pebble Grain Covered Boards. Gilt Titling and Spine Decoration. T.E.G. A Reissue, to Accompany the London Edition of the Works. An important literary biography of The Inimitable by an early modern giant of Dickensians. Kitton was known for his own illustrations of Dickens and for his analysis of those of others. The illustrations in this biography include wonderful photographs of Dickens, his residences, etc. A lovely copy of a very attractive book. This reissue is dated ca. 1902 by Jarndyce (Cat. LXXI). Foxing of page edges.Else, Very Good. Podeschi (Gimbel) H280.
Price: $98.00

8288
Dickens, Charles.- Nicholas Nickleby. By Charles Dickens. ("Boz."). Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson. N.D. [?1855] 403 pp. 8vo. First American Edition. Illustrations by "Phiz" (Hablot K. Browne), Re-Engraved by Yeager. T. B. Peterson's Uniform Edition of Charles Dickens' Works. Double Column format. Published in the older form of binding(1855–1861), prior to the binding with Dickens image embossed on covers. Yet it is published by T. B. Peterson alone, without the "Bros," and at the old address of this house at 102 Chestnut St. All of the series so far published (according to the title page)had been published prior to 1855, when the series was begun. The 39 illustrations appear to be the same as those re-engraved from "Phiz" by Yeager for the1839 edition by Lea & Blanchard, also of Philadelphia. This is from the first uniform collected works of Dickens published in America. Foxing, more at either end of text and preliminaries. Wear at ends of spine and at corners. Gilt titling still bright. Slightly shaken. Else, Very Good for this fragile issue. Podeschi (Gimbel), D25. VanderPoel, B125(2). Wilkins, p.44.
Price: $180.00

8271
[Carte de Visite, Engraved from a Photographic Image]. Charles Dickens. 1870. First Edition, as Such. Sepia image. Signed on verso: "H. Louisa Bender./1870. 2 mm. spot on recto, on card below image. Else Very Good.
Price: $150.00

8264
Barnard, Frederick.- A Series of Character Sketches from Dickens, from Original Drawings by Frederick Barnard. Reproduced in Photogravure. London. Cassell and Company. 1884,5,7 Large Folio. Three gatherings each composed of six illustrations, each of which illustrations is bound with a tissue divider, usually with printed discussion, between tabs. Each gathering had originally been published separately. All bound in green publisher's cloth with bold gilt lettering. T.E.G. White moiré silk doublures and backed silk free end papers in green cloth hinge tabs. First Edition of Each Gathering, Now First Collected. Barnard's outstanding illustrations of characters from Dickens, a series which has become part of many editions of Dickens Works, including the widely distributed Household Edition. These illustrations have done much to shape the modern view and image of Dickens' characters, perhaps even more than those of Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). This is an outstanding copy of the Barnard illustrations, fresh, sharp, unfoxed and virtually pristine. Mild wear to corners of covers and head & tail of spine. Else, Very Good to Near Fine.
Price: $850.00

8262
Dickens, Charles.- The Cricket on the Hearth. New York. John W. Lovell Company. N.D. [?1883] Pp. 159–236 + Publisher's and Other Ads. Frontispiece. 12mo. Illustrated Tan Paper Wraps, as Issued. First Edition, as Such. Portrait of the actor Joseph Jefferson, as Caleb Plummer, on Cover, Done by Photo-Electrotype Engraving Co., New York (legible on another copy). Lovell’s Library No.140. Signed on Cover: "Brooks to Mama, Nov. 24th, 1883." Ad for Sohmer Pianos reports highest award in Montreal for 1881 and 1882. Likely 1882–3 publication. Very Good to Near Fine. Podeschi (Gimbel) B159.
Price: $150.00

8408
Dexter, Walter & Ley, J. W. T.- The Origin of Pickwick. Lomdon. Chapman and Hall. 1936. 159 pp. Copiously illustrated. 8vo. Orange cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt figure of Pickwick on front cover. D.J. First Edition. Published as part of the Pickwick Centenary celebration. A review copy. Tucked in are a request for review form as well as an engraved notation of"With the Compliments of Mesrs. Chapman & Hall Ld." This volume by two of this century's most distinguished Dickensians provides a vigorous defense of Dickens' role in generating the success of "Pickwick Papers" against the claims of Mrs. Seymour, the wife of the original illustrator. Seymour had committed suicide early in the publication history. Dickens, with his inimitable self confidence, then took over and persuaded the publishers to accept his ideas for the continuation of "Pickwick," resulting in its consequent enormous popular success and the launching of Dickens' vast career. A scarce title. Foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $90.00

8411
Reynolds, George W. M.- Pickwick Abroad; Or, The Tour in France. Illustrated with Forty-One Steel Engravings, by Alfred Crowquill and John Phillips; and with Thirty-Three Wood Cuts, by Bonner. London. Thomas Tegg. 1839. 628 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Half calf with marbled boards and end papers. Gilt decoration elaborate on spine. Brown leather label applied with Gilt titling. Cover leather decorated in blind. Marbled page ends. First Edition. A parody of "Pickwick," issued in 20 monthly parts, in imitation of Dickens' mode of publication. Jarndyce reports that this edition may be a remainder edition, with Louis James describing the edition of Sherwood, Gilbert, & Piper (also 1839, but issued in Parts in 1838–39) as likely to be the true first. Press reviews of the parts edition are heavily quoted in the Tegg edition. Steel engravings (Plates) by Alfred Crowquill and John Phillips. Many wood engravings by Bonner inserted into text. Reynolds was the author of numerous romances and many volumes of "Miscellany." The listed titles and the captions of the frontispiece and early plates are the reverse of the VanderPoel B59 (3) variant. Foxing. browning and offsetting of Illustrations, as usual for this item. Wear of leather at ends of spine, hinges and corners, but soumd.Slightly shaken. Possibly lacks final page of preface. Else, a Good copy. Jarndyce, Dickens Catalogue CXIII, #93, 94. Sadleir I, #2038. Podeschi (Gimbel) H382. VanderPoel B58, B59 (1, 2, 3, 4)
Price: $350.00

8412
Anonymous.- A Dickens Pilgrimage. New York. E. P. Dutton and Company. 1914. 93 pp. 12mo. Red publisher's cloth covered boards, decorated. T.e.g. First American Edition. The Times Series. A series of intimate articles, originally printed in the London Times, discussing the topography of some of Dickens' works centered mainly in Kent. The most prominent of these is "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," but there are references to "Pickwick," "Great Expectations," "Copperfield," etc. Foxing, primarily of page edges. Mild staining of boards. Else, Very Good. VanderPoel D226. Podeschi (Gimbel) #449 (for American Edition).
Price: $45.00

8424
Field, Kate.- Pen Photographs of Charles Dickens’s Readings. Taken from Life. New and Enlarged Edition, with Illustrations. Boston. James R. Osgood and Company 1871. 152 pp. 8vo. Second Edition. First Edition Published in 1868. A Loving Description of Dickens’s Readings in America in 1868. Illustrated. Ex libris. Library markings and residua. Slight wear at ends of spine and corners. Else, Very Good.
Price: $195.00

8454
Palmer, William J.- Dickens and the New Historicism. New York. St. Martin's Press. 1997. 190 pp. 8vo. Black paper covered boards. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Palmer's thesis is that Dickens, while often a "Romantic," is so deeply aware of the subtexts of an historical narrative that he is better classified with the new historicists. As New.
Price: $35.00

8456
Thomas, Deborah A.- Dickens and the Short Story. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1982. 196 pp. 8vo. Turquoise Publisher's Cloth. D.J. First Edition. A critical analysis of Dickens' shorter fiction. Small tears in upper edge of D.J. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $35.00

8457
Lambert, Mark.- Dickens and the Suspended Quotation. New Haven Yale University Press. 1981. 186 pp. 8vo. White publisher's cloth and illustrated D.J. First Edition. A psychological study of Dickens inrelation to his readers with ventures into psycholinguistics. As New.
Price: $35.00

8581
[Theatrical Broadside].- Selwyn's [Theatre, Boston]. The Last 2 Holiday Entertainments Will Be Given This Afternoon, at 2 1-2 o'clock, and This Evening, at 7 1-2 o'clock, When Will Be Presented the Christmas Story by Charles Dickens, Esq., Entitled The Cricket on the Hearth As Arranged for the Stage by Dion Boucicault, under the Title of DOT. A Fairy Tale of Home! In Three Chirps. Boston, MA. Selwyn Theatre. [1868]. 1 p. 20"H x 8" W. Unmounted. First Edition. The Selwyn Theatre, a stock company, existed for only 3 years, 1867–1870. It brought the most distinguished actors and productions to Boston, equal to those of New York and was the rival of the Boston Museum Theatre. Its manager, John H. Selwyn had previously managed Wallack's in New York. The bill for this production included "An Atrocious Extravaganza, after Byron, entitled 'An Hour with Forty Thieves'." The cast was most distinguished and included the illustrious names of Harry Pearson, G. H. Grifffiths, W. J.. LeMoyne, Stuart Robson, Kittie Blanchard, Harry Josephs and Mary Cary. According to Hornblow, the drama critic Henry Austin Clapp called the actors at the Sewyn, many of whom performed in these productions, "the chief theme of Boston's 'table-talk'." Promised are "brilliant selections" of music to be provided by the orchestra directed by C. Koppitz.These performances are the endof the run for which we have previously handled the broadside for the December 29, 1868 performance. Although the current broadside does not give the date. the typesetting for this impression is virtually identical to that of the earlier performance. This issue, moreover, promises on Monday January 11th [1869], a new comedy by Edmund Yates, fresh from London and entitled "Tame Cats." Along with it will be a farce called "Jones' Baby." In the intervening week, "She Stoops to Conquer" and "Speed the Plough" will be produced. Crisply printed. Near Fine. Kate Ryan, "Old Boston Museum Days." Hornblow, "A History of the Theatre in America, Vol. II. Bolton, p. 283, #61.
Price: $250.00

8586
Mabie, Hamilton W.- Charles Dickens, Master of the Christmas Revels. In "The Mentor," Vol. 2, No. 21, Serial No. 73. December 15 1914. New York. The Mentor Association. 1914. 12 pp. + 6 Plates. Illustrated 8vo. Decorated paper wraps. First Edition. Six supplemental plates by Frederick Barnard. A popular exposition of Dickens as a writer and as a person, well illustrated and accompanied by 6 loose plates illustrated with some of his characters. Published by a self-improvement society. The text is somewhat maudlin by contemporary standards. Contains the first illustration from a photograph of Dickens by Ernest Edwards.. Hinge starting at foot. Else, Very Good.
Price: $28.00

8587
Marzials, Frank T.- Life of Charles Dickens. Bibliography of Dickens by John P. Anderson (British Museum). London. Walter Scott. 1887. 166 pp. + xxxiii Bibliography + 6 pp. Publisher's Ads. Small 8vo. Deep Blue Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Lettering. T.E.G.. First Edition. From the Series, “Great Writers,” Edited by Eric S. Robertson. Includes “Bibliography” by John P. Anderson (British Museum). Untrimmed pages. Lacks front free end paper. Front hinge starting. Else, Very good.
Price: $65.00

8588
Page, Norman.- A Dickens Chronology. Boston G. K. Hall & Co. 1988. 156 pp. 8vo. Black Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Titling. D.J. First American Edition. Dickens day by day. An essential reference for the Dickens afficionado. As New.
Price: $35.00

8589
Dexter, Walter.- Some Rogues and Vagabonds of Dickens. London. Cecil Palmer. 1927. 284 pp. + 2 pp. Publisher's Ads. 8vo. Light blue publisher's cloth. T. e. stained blue. Clipped front of D.J. tucked in. First Edition. (So stated). Illustrated, mjostly by Fred Barnard. Walter Dexter's demonstration of Dickens' success at plots through the medium of analysis of villainy in Dickens' novels. Dexter provides the continuity, but Dickens the narrative. Owner's inscription in French on front free end paper, dated August, 1928. Foxed. Cover soiled with slight wear at edges. Else, Very Good.
Price: $65.00

8592
Kaplan, Fred (Editor).- Charles Dickens' Book of Memoranda. A Photographic and Typographic Facsimile of the Notebook Begun in January 1855. New York. The New York Public Library. 1981. 107 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with decorated D.J. First Edition. Transcribed and annotated by Fred Kaplan from the original manuscript in the Berg Collection of English and American Literature. One of 1000 copies. As New
Price: $48.00

8593
De Fontaine, F. G.- Best Thoughts of Charles Dickens. Arranged in Alphabetical Order. With an Index. Designed as a Ready Reference to His Entire Works. New York. G. W. Dillingham; Sold Only by Subscription. 1896. 564 pp. (including Index) + 1p. publisher's ads. Illustrated. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens and another of his gravesite in Westminster Abbey. Large 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and gilt embossed image of Dickens on front cover. First Subscription Edition. Introduction dated 1883. Copyright 1895. An early attempt at an encyclopedia of Charles Dickens. Published in several versions, beginning in 1873, by Hall and, in 1883, by Carleton. Compilation of quotations from Dickens. Numerous full-page illustrations taken from his original works.. Soiling of spine. Slight wear at ends of spine and at corners. Gilt bright. Else, Very Good.
Price: $130.00

8594
Dickens, Charles.- Le Grillon du Foyer. Translated by Amédée Chaillot. Paris. Libraire Nationale d' Éducation et de Récréation. Eugène årdant et Cie. N.D, 139 pp. 8vo. Decorated red publisher's cloth. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens and 12 engravingsIllustrated by Henri Bressler. Fifth Great OctavoSeries. "The Cricket on the Hearth" in French. Abrasions on cover. Wear at edges and corners. Pages browning. Else, Very Good.
Price: $40.00

8459
Wagenknecht, Edward.- Dickens and the Scandalmongers. Essays in Criticism. Norman, OK. University of Oklahoma Press. 1968. 162 pp. 8vo. Tan publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J, First Edition, Second Printing. Contains a long essay on Dickens' relationship with Ellen Ternan, as well as other more literary essays on Dickens and Longfellow, Katherine Mansfield, Ellen Glasgow, Edmund Wilson and others. Price-clipped D.J. Else, As New.
Price: $24.00

8467
Jerrold, [W.] Blanchard (Editor).- The Best of All Good Company: A Series of Daily Companions for the Pocket and the Portmanteau; Ashore and Afloat; in Town and out of Town; at home and Abroad. Part I. A Day with Charles Dickens. London The Useful Knowledge Company. 1871. 62 pp. + 4 pp. Preliminary Publisher's Ads, Dated June, 1871. Frontispiece facsimile of a Dickens letter to the author. Large 12mo. Original Yellow Printed Paper Wraps with Portrait of Dickens on the Cover and Ads on the Other Three Sides First Edition. Included are a brief biography of Dickens, comments on his works, review of his oral presentations, his friendships (especially with Douglas Jerrold, to whom is addressed the Dickens letter reproduced as a frontispiece), the story then current of Dickens' death and a personal and literary assessment. A postscript is in reply to a negative editorial about Dickens in Blackwood's Magazine, an editorial which trivializes Dickens' exuberant reception in America. This fragile item is rarely seen in its original wrappers, as published. Covers dusted, detached and with chips and small tears not involving text. Paper spine mostly gone. Else, Very Good. Podeschi (Gimbel) D62. Camb Bib. Eng. Lit., III, 451. VanderPoel E9(1).
Price: $150.00

8476
Dickens, Charles, Fruttero, Carlo, & Lucentini, Franco. The D. Case, or the Truth about the Mystery of Edwin Drood. Translated from the Italian by Gregory Dowling. New York. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1992. 587 pp. D.J. Illustrated by Edward Gorey. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. A clever resolution by the mystery of Edwin Drood by a bevy of great literary detectives. Sl soiling of D.J. Else, near fine.
Price: $30.00

8477
Greaves, John.- Dickens at Doughty Street. London. Elm Tree Books (Hamish Hamilton). 1975. 197 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Illustrated yellow paper wraps. First Edition. A history of the Dickens family and Charles Dickens' activities in the period 1837–39, when he lived at Doughty Street, in the building which now houses the Dickens House Museum. Slight weakening behind cluster of illustrations. Else,Very Good.
Price: $15.00

8486
Mackenzie, R. Shelton.- Life of Charles Dickens. Personal Recollections and Anecdotes;- Letters by "Boz,' Never Before Published;- and Uncollected Papers in Prose and Verse. With Portrait and Autograph. Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson and Brothers. 1870. 484 pp. + 6 pp. "The Dickens Controversy" + 18 pp. Publ. Ads. Frontispiece portrait engraving of Dickens, from the J. Gurney photograph of 1867. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt decoration and lettering. First Edition. Includes “Uncollected Pieces (Mudfog Papers, etc.)”, Dickens’ Will, Letters on the American Publication Rights ("The Dickens Controversy"). Spine ends slightly worn and gilding slightly dulled. Lacks front and rear free fly leaves with brown coated pastedowns present. Neat owner's signatures. Minimal spotting. Else, Very Good. NCambBiblioEngLit III, 828. Podeschi H307.
Price: $80.00

8487
Fields, James T.- In and Out of Doors with Charles Dickens. Boston. James R. Osgood and Company. 1876. 170 pp. 12mo. Decorated red publisher's cloth. First Edition in this Series. Vest Pocket Series. Reissued from "Yesterdays with Authors" by Fields. Charming anecdotes on Dickens' life as he intersected with Fields, his friend and American publisher. Wear at corners and ends of spine.Stains on printed end papers. Scant blistering of rear cover. Slightly shaken. A few obscure pencil notations by previous owner. Overall Good, especially for such a fragile item.
Price: $45.00

8488
Sitwell, Osbert.- Dickens. London. Chatto & Windus. 1932. 47 pp. + 4 pp. Publisher's Catalogue. 8vo. Illustrated Cream Colored Cloth Covered Boards. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. The Dolphin Books. An interesting critical essay. Sitwell congratulates Dickens for his "prescient" attitude toward America and delivers an occasional swipe at the French, too, for having a literature that seems a bit morally deficient. Slight soiling and yellowing of pages. Else Very Good to Near Fine.
Price: $40.00

8508
Bates, William.- The Maclise Portrait Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters with Memoirs Biographical, Critical, Bibliographical, and Anecdotal. Illustrative of the Literature of the Former Half of the Present Century. London. Chatto & Windus. 1898. 540 pp. + 32 pp. Publisher's Catalogue (Dated June, 1899). Numerous Illustrations Inserted. 8vo. Red publisher's Cloth embossed on covers in the blind and on spine in gilt. A New Edition with Eighty-Five Portraits. Brief biographies of the subjects of Daniel Maclise's portraiture. Maclise was a friend and confidante of Dickens and responsible for some of the most famous portraits of Dickens. Some uncut pages. Mild wear at edges of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $225.00

8514
Eckel, John C.- The First Editions of the Writings of Charles Dickens and Their Values. A Bibliography. With a Portrait of Charles Dickens and 36 Illustrations and Fac-Similes. Copy No.194 of 750 copies. London. Chapman & Hall. 1913. 296 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens. 8vo. Dark tan publisher's cloth with gilt lettering on spine.T.e.g. First Edition. A nice copy of the scarce first edition of Eckel's classic bibliography of Charles Dickens, an essential ingredient in every collection of this author. Slight soiling of spine. Minimal wear at corners. Browning of preliminary pages. Else, Very Good.
Price: $250.00

8515
Fitzgerald, Percy.- Memories of Charles Dickens. With an Account of "Household Words" and "All the Year Round" and of the Contributors Thereto. Bristol. J. W. Arrowsmith Ltd. 1913. 383 pp. Illustrated. Large 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt lettering. T.e.g. First Edition. Frontispiece portrait of Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was prolific in documenting his friendship with Dickens and provides much first-hand information on the later part of Dickens' life. Fitzgerald was particularly interested in Pickwick and, surprisingly, also wrote often about Dickens' first novel where he had less first-hand acquaintanceship.. Uncut pages.Very Good to Near Fine.
Price: $145.00

8519
[Dickens, Charles] Lander, George (Adaptor).- Bleak House; or, Poor "Jo." A Drama in Four Acts. Adapted from Charles Dickens's Celebrated Novel of "Bleak House," by George Lander. Original Complete Edition. London. John Dicks. N.D. [?1876]. 22 pp. + Publisher's Ads. 12mo. Orange Illustrated and Printed Paper Wraps. First Edition. Dicks' Standard Plays, Number 388. This adaptation was produced by Lander at several theatres (Pavilion, Elephant and Castle, Globe, Marlybone) in London, throughout 1876. Dramatization from Dickens had declined in the latter part of his life, according to Bolton, but there was a renewed burst of theatrical activity, especially of Bleak House, in the 1870's, after Dickens' death. The star as Jo, the Crossing Sweeper, was Ms. Jennie Lee, who played the part "with a realism and a pathos difficult to surpass", and through this part won the admiration of audiences in the United Kingdom, in America and in Australia. Wear at fold of spine with some separation. Lower front right corner creased. Mild soiling of covers. few small chips on last page of ads. Uncut pages. Else, Good+. Bolton, BH 22,23, 30. 37. Pemberton, Charles Dickens & the Stage (1888). pp. 179–80.
Price: $110.00

8544
Dickens, Charles.- The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. London. Bradbury & Evans. 1846. 174 pp.+ 2 pp.Publisher's Ads. Small 8vo. Red vertically ribbed publisher's cloth, stamped in the blind with gilt illustration on front cover and gilt titling on spine. A.e.g. End papers coated light yellow. Second Edition (so stated). Illustrated by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield, Leech and Landseer. Engraved by Thompson, Dalziel, Williams, Swain and Groves. Has the usual second state of the ad for "Oliver Twist" and virtually all the internal flaws called for by Smith in the first edition . Owner's incription: "Decr. 19, 1846. A Birth-day present to his mother from her affectionate son / Henry Clark." Wear at edges and ends of spine and at corners and edges of boards. Corners bumped. hinges cracked internally. Slightly shaken. Minimal foxing and mild browning. Gilt bright, especially on front cover. Else, Good. Smith II, 41–3. Podeschi A92.
Price: $200.00

8545
Dickens, Charles.- The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. London. Chapman and Hall. 1886. 174 pp.+ 2 pp.Publisher's Ads. Small 8vo. Bright red diagonally ribbed publisher's cloth, stamped in the blind with gilt illustration on front cover and gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. End papers coated light yellow. Later Edition. Illustrated by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield, Leech and Landseer. Engraved by Thompson, Dalziel, Williams, Swain and Groves. Copyright now held by Charles Dickens [Jr.] and Evans. Printed from the stereotype plates of the early editions. Accordingly has virtually all the internal flaws called for 5 by Smith in the first edition. Pages untrimmed. Offsetting on end papers. A fresh, bright copy. Very Good. Smith II, 41–3. Podeschi A92. (for First Edition).
Price: $95.00

8546
Dickens, Charles.- The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London. Chapman and Hall. 1887. 175 pp. Small 8vo. Bright red diagonally ribbed publisher's cloth, stamped in the blind with gilt illustration on front cover and gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. Stereotype Edition. Illustrated by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. Engraved by Thompson, Dalziel, Williams and Green. Copyright now held by Charles Dickens [Jr.] and Evans. Printed from the stereotype plates of the early editions. Has only some of the internal flaws called for by Smith in the first edition. Ads on end papers. Pages untrimmed. Slight mar on front cover. A fresh, bright copy. Very Good. Smith II, 62–5. Podeschi A116. (for First Edition)
Price: $95.00

8551
Sweetser, Kate Dickinson.- Ten Girls from Dickens. NewYork. J. F. Taylor & Company. 1904. 236 pp. 4to. Green publisher's cloth with illustration of Sissy Jupe appliquéed to front cover. Second Edition. Illustrated by George Alfred Williams. Originally piublished in 1902. Owner's tag and hand written inscription to owner from Chgristmas, 1904. Slight wear to ends of spine and to corners. Small loss of white ink from embossed border of front cover illustration. one signature slightly shaken. Else, Very Good.
Price: $35.00

8553
Dickens, Charles.- Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings. Charles Dickens's New Christmas Story. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1863. 46 pp., double columned. 8vo. Printed paper wraps, as issued. First American Edition. Publisher's ads on recto and verso of rear cover. The Christmas Number from "All The Year Round" for 1863. According to VanderPoel, Dickens wrote Chapters I & VII. Oppenlander confirms this and indicates that Chapter II was by Elizabeth Gaskell (who notoriously rejected Dickens' offers to write for "All The Year Round"); Chapter III by Halliday; Chapter IV by Yates; Chapter V by Amelia Edwards; and Chapter VI by Charles Collins (Dickens' son-in-law and the original illustrator of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"). Small water stain on rear cover. Chip from tail of front cover near spine, without text encroachment. bookseller's blind stamp on blank area of front cover. Covers soiled. Else, Very Good. Podeschi B238. VanderPoel B450 (for later edition). Oppenlander, p. 136.
Price: $165.00

8557
Pomeranz, Herman.- Medicine in the Shakespearean Plays and Dickens' Doctors. New York. Powell Publications. 1936. 410 pp. + Index. 8vo. Blue publisher's Cloth. T.e.g. First Edition. Two books in one: the first is a review of Elizabethan medicine and Shakespeare's views on the subject; the second a similar approach for Dickens. Slight wear at edges of spine and at corners.Very Good.
Price: $70.00

8572
Dickens, Charles.- Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited, annotated, and with an introduction by Richard Findlater. New York. Stein and Day. 1968. 311 pp. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth spine and blue paper covered boards. Illustrated and printed D.J. First American Edition. Illustrations by George Cruikshank. Findlater was the author of"Grimaldi: King of the Clowns" (1955) and here, utilizing his tools of modern scholarship, re-edits and annotates Charles Dickens' edition of Grimaldi's autobiography , first published in 1838. This is likely to be the definitive edition of Grimaldi's memoirs. Edges of D.J. lightly chipped, but all intact. Book, Near Fine.
Price: $42.00

8832
Johnson, Edgar.- Charles Dickens. His Tragedy and Triumph. Two Volumes. Boxed. New York. Simon and Schuster. 1952. Pages 1158 + cxcvii pp.8vo. Grey publisher's cloth with gilt titling on red ground. D.J. First Edition. First Printing. Frontispiece Portraits of Dickens. Many other portraits and illustrations. Johnson's noted biography of Dickens in its original box, the best modern biography of this author to date. Tucked in is reply postcard to publisher. Three small worm holes on D.J. and front hinge of both volumes.Small tear on spine of D.J. of Vol. One. Foxing of D.J. with offsetting on front end Papers. Box is Near Fine, with only minor abrasions at edges, as are text blocks. Overall, Very Good.
Price: $60.00

8709
Johnson, Edgar.- The Heart of Charles Dickens as Revealed in His Letters to Angela Burdett-Coutts, Selected and Edited from the Collection in the Pierpont Morgan Library, with a Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edgar Johnson. New York & Boston. Duell, Sloan and Pearce & Little, Brown and Company. 1952. Pages 415 pp.8vo. Blue-green publisher's cloth. Top edge speckled. D.J. First Edition. Portrait of Miss Angela Burdett-Coutts, from a portrait by J. R. Swinton. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens, from a painting by Daniel Maclise. Dickens' long and close relationship with the wealthy Angela Burdett-Coutts and their joint work for social activism are revealed in a large collection of letters between them. These letters had recenly come to the Morgan Library when Johnson, the eminent modern biographer of Dickens, published them here with a long introduction and study about their revelationof Dickens' character and interests. An important book for the understanding of Dickens' role in helping women, children and other downtrodden in Victorian England. End papers browned. D.J. frayed and worn, especially at edges., but intact.. Else, Very Good.
Price: $26.00

9011
Kaplan, Fred.- Dickens. A Biography. New York. William Morrow & Company. 1988. Pages 607 pp.8vo. Tan paper covered board with publisher's blue linen spine. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Illustrated. An outstanding biography of The Inimitable. The best of the modern biographies and a complement to Forster and to Johnson. As New.
Price: $40.00

9013
Kaplan, Fred (Editor).- Charles Dickens' Book of Memoranda. A Photographic and Typographic Facsimile of the Notebook Begun in January 1855. New York. The New York Public Library. 1981. Pages 107 pp.8vo. Red publisher's cloth with decorated D.J. First Edition. Illustrated. Transcribed and annotated by Fred Kaplan from the original manuscript in the Berg Collection of English and American Literature. One of 1000 copies. As New.
Price: $48.00

8716
Wagenknecht, Edward.- The Man Charles Dickens. A Victorian Portrait. With an Introduction by Gamaliel Bradford and with Illustrations. Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1929. 365 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth. T.e.g. First Edition. A heavily annotated , literary and psychological biography of Dickens, with a bibliography. A portion of the D.J. with illustration laid in. Attractive bookplate of Aidan Arthur O'Keefe on front pastedown. Slight wear at edges and fading of spine. Lacks complete D.J. Three names written on rear end paper. Else, Vey Good.
Price: $125.00

8870
Forster, John.- The Life of Charles Dickens. Three Volumes. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott & Company. 1873–4 418, 494, 600 pp., publisher's ads in Vol. II. Illustrated. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens in each volume. Large 12mo. in 6's Purple publisher's cloth with Dickens' portrait in gilt on front cover and gilt titling on spine. Beveled boards. T.e.g. Chocolate coated end papers. Podeschi (Gimbel) H188. First American Edition. The true first American edition of Forster's great biography of Dickens. The first volume was printed in 1874 (original printing in1872), from the corrected plates, as noted in the preface to Volume II. The first issue, like that printed in England with great haste, was fraught with errors. The other two volumes, 1873 and 1874, are the first issue. No collection of Dickens is complete without a set of Forster's Life and this is a lovely copy of the true First American Edition of this great work. Minimal wear at ends of spine. Fading of spines. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $350.00

8943
Stone, Harry.- The Night Side of Dickens. Cannibalism, Passion, Necessity Columbus, OH. Ohio State University Press. 1994. Pages 726 pp. Large 8vo. Red publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. 145 Illustrations.Studies in Victorian Life and Literature. Richard D. Altick, Editor. Stone's scholarly approach to the gothic side of Dickens. The analytic writing, the illustrations, the notes and bibliography are outstanding, not to mention the novel insights of Stone. As New.
Price: $145.00

8759
Stone, Harry (Editor).- Charles Dickens' Uncollected Writings from Household Words.1850–1859. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Harry Stone. Two Volumes. Bloomington & London. Indiana University Press. 1968. Pages 716 pp.8vo. Blue publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. First Edition. With One Hundred and Thirty-Two Illustrations from Contemporary Sources Assembled and Annotated by the Editor. An extremely useful collection of Dickens' writings for his magazine, Household Words, edited by Harry Stone. Brief biographies of Dickens' collaborators. Sage commentary, as usual by Stone and a great assortment of illustrations, mostly from contemporary sources. Belongs in every Dickens collection and bookseller's reference shelf. Owner's signature on front free end papers. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $45.00

8786
[Theatrical Program Book].- A Dickens Carnival Presented by the Players. Friday Evening, December 19, [1919], Saturday Evening, December 20, at the Curtis Lyceum. St. George, Staten Island [New York]. For the Benefit of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Staten Island Hospital. New York. The Players. 1919. Pages 28 pp.8vo. Tan stiff paper covers, printed in blue. First Edition. A program book of a theatrical presentation of adaptations from Charles Dickens by an apparently amateur group for a benefit to a Staten island charity. Replete with ads, mostly from Staten Island or Manhattan businesses. Full page testimonial to Dickens as the creator of the Christmas spirit by Lord and Taylor, the fashionable New York specialty shop. The program includes a poem for Mr. Dickens by Edwin Markham, a Pageant, Dickens' Dream, Bits from Dickens, Bardell vs. Pickwick, an interlude of Mrs. Jarley's Waxworks, Scenes from Oliver Twist and the Christmas Carol as well as Sairey Gamp and Mrs. Prig at the tea party. The musical program included a piano trio and Christmas Carols sung by the choir of Christ Church. The casts and the production group are identified in detail. Center pages shaken. 3 annotations in ink (name of owner and year on front cover, and correction of spelling error in "Bleak House" on p. 27. Else, Very Good.
Price: $26.00

8782
[Typhoo Tea Card].- Charles Dickens. After a Photograph, ? by Gurney in 1867. Image of Gads Hill Place from a Drawing. Birmingham, England. Typhoo Tea Co. 1934. Pages 1 p.1 3/8" x 4" Unmounted. First Edition, in this format. Series: Homes of Famous Men. Typhoo Series of 25. No.7. The image is entitled: "Gadshill Place. Near Rochester. The Home of Charles Dickens." The photograph is attributed here to the Rischgitz Collection. Narrative of Dickens' affection toward Gads Hill Place. The reverse of the card offers a guaranteed bargain to users of Typhoo Tea ("Safe tea for invalids" and "Doctors recommend it!") in the form of a novel "vacuum" fountain pen at less than half price. Slight crease at lower left corner. Else, Very Good.
Price: $110.00

8455
Wagenknecht, Edward.- Dickens and the Scandalmongers. Essays in Criticism. Norman, OK. University of Oklahoma Press. 1968. Pages 162 pp.8vo. Tan publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J, First Edition, Second Printing. Contains a long essay on Dickens' relationship with Ellen Ternan, as well as other more literary essays on Dickens and Longfellow, Katherine Mansfield, Ellen Glasgow, Edmund Wilson and others. Price-clipped D.J. Else, As New.
Price: $24.00

9012
Lohrli, Anne.- Household Words. A Weekly Journal 1850–1859. Conducted by Charles Dickens. Table of Contents. List of Contributors and Their Contributions Based on the Household Words Office Book in the Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists. Princeton University Library. Toronto. University of Toronto Press. 1973. Pages 534 pp.4to. Red publisher's cloth. D.J. First Edition. An indispensible guide to the authorship of contributions to Household Words. Slight soiling of Page ends. Else, As New.
Price: $55.00

9010
Miltoun, Francis.- Dickens' London. With Map Illustrations and Plans. Boston. L. C. Page & Company. 1904. Pages 300 pp.8vo. Bright blue publisher's cloth elaborately decorated with gilt rulings, lettering and device on front cover and spine. T.e.g. First Edition, ? Second Printing. Illustrated. Podeschi H325. Copyright September, 1903. the literary geography and atmosphere of Dickens' London. Bookstore label (Charles E. Lauriat Co.) on front free endpaper. Near Fine.
Price: $33.00

9005
Philo, Gordon [pseudonym : Charles Forsyte].- The Decoding of Edwin Drood. New York. Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1980. Pages 222 pp.8vo. Red publisher's Cloth. Illustrated D.J. First American Edition. A Retelling and Reinterpretation of Dickens' Last Novel, Unfinished at His Death. The Best Review of the Novel and the Literature on "Drood." Ex libris. Library markings, labels and pockets. Else, Very Good.
Price: $20.00

8979
Palmer, William J.- The Detective and Mr. Dickens. Being an Account of the Macbeth Murders and the Strange Events Surrounding Them.A Secret Victorian Journal, Attributed to Wilkie Collins, Discovered and Edited by William J. Palmer New York. St. Martin's Press. 1990. Pages 229 pp.8vo. Black paper covered boards. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. The first mystery story by Palmer with a Dickens and Collins twist, emphasizing their relationships with Inspector William Field of the Metropolitan Protectives of London. As New.
Price: $25.00

8969
[Wood, Henry]. An American Lady (pseudonym).- Change for the American Notes: in Letters from London to New-York by An American Lady. New-York. Harper & Brothers. 1843. Pages 88 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's catalogue at front.8vo Brown paper wraps with black printing and elaborate decorative border. Double column format. Sewn First American Edition. Sabin 20004 and105032. Podeschi H491. Wilkins, p. 48 (with wrong date). NCBEL III, 822. Edgar & Vail, p. 20. Cushing, I. First published in 1843. This is an answer to Dickens' criticisms of America in his "American Notes," published in November,1842. The letters describe popular viewings of executions by hanging, discomforts of rail travel in Britain, urban sprawl, the glut of gin palaces in London, gentlemen murderers and criminals, English ignorance of America, and numerous other British failings on a "tit for tat" of Dickens' notorious view of America, occasioned chiefly by his resentment over America's loose copyright laws and the widespread piracy of his works. Originally attributed to Dickens, a note in Sabin later attributed it to Henry Wood, a Yorkshire journalist (Sabin) on the authority of the Library of Congress and Halkett and Laing. Published in same format as Harper's edition of "American Notes." The publisher's catalogue is dated February, 1843, establishing the priority of the Harper's edition in America. Lacks rear cover. Ends of spine wrapper (1.5 cm.) missing. Front cover detached and marred by two numeral stampings. Edges of wrapper chipped and corners worn. Virtually unfoxed. Internally Very Good, otherwise. This copy was distributed in England at One Shilling.
Price: $175.00

8966
Palmer, William J.- The Hoydens and Mr. Dickens. The Strange Affair of the Feminist Phantom. A Secret Victorian Journal Attributed to Wilkie Collins Discovered and Edited by William J. Palmer. New York. St. Martin's Press. 1997. Pages 241 pp.8vo. Black publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Another mystery story by Palmer with a Dickens and Collins twist, emphasizing their relationships with high-spirited women. As New.
Price: $25.00

8949
Landon, Richard.- Please, Sir, I Want Some More. Being an Exhibition of theWorks of Boz, and Containing Some Account of His Trials and Tribulations with Publishers and Illustrators, His Sojurn in the Far-Flung Colony of Canada, and Sundry Descriptions of His Books: the Whole Conducted by Richard Landon with the Assistance of Dan Calinescu and Charles Dickens, Esq. Toronto. The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. 1992. Pages 67 pp.8vo. Illustrated stiff paper wraps. First Edition. Copiously illustrated. The catalogue of an exhibit of Dickens' works at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, issued to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Dickens' visit to Canada in 1842. An Interesting narrative accompanies the discussion of each work and many illustrations, mostly from the original editions. As New.
Price: $45.00

8765
Procter, Adelaide A.- The Poems of Adelaide A. Procter. Complete Edition. With an Introduction by Charles Dickens. New York. Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. N.D. Pages 442 pp. + 5 pp. publisher's ads.Small 8vo. Decorated blue publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spine and front cover. page borders ruled in red. A.e.g. Later Edition. Podeschi B293 (original publication). Oxford Readers Companion to Dickens, p.468. Adelaide Anne Procter, an English poet (1825–1864) and daughter of a friend of Dickens, was published pseudonymously by Dickens, who only later learned her identity. Her poems are mostly religious and presaging of death (particularly her own). Her collected poems were published posthumously in 1866 with an introduction by Dickens. The second edition was 1877. This volume is a later 19th century edition (Thomas Y. Crowell had not moved to New York till1875) and is complete with the Introduction by Dickens, originally written for the volume "Legends and Lyrics" included herein. This volume is part of Crowell's Red Line Poets Series, begun in 1875 and well established by 1882. The date of this publication is, then, likely between 1875 and 1882. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Hinges starting internally. Slightly shaken. Else, Good +.
Price: $48.00

8752
Palmer, William J.- The Highwayman and Mr. Dickens. An Account of the Strange Events of the Medusa Murders. A Secret Victorian Journal, Attributed to Wilkie Collins, Discovered and Edited by William J. Palmer. New York. St. Martin's Press. 1992. Pages 273 pp.8vo. Cream colored paper covered boards. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Palmer, the author of several serious, scholarly works on Dickens and the Victorians, also writes mystery and detective pastiches including Dickens and Wilkie Collins as protagonists. This is the second in the series. As New.
Price: $25.00

8677
Ward, Adolphus William.- Dickens. New York. Harper & Brothers, Publishers. N.D. [?1899 ]. Pages 222 pp. +6 pp. Publisher's Ads.12mo. Black publisher's cloth imprinted in red. Brown coated end papers. First American Edition. English Men of Letters, Edited by John Morley. Podeschi, H469. Also, VanderPoel, E22–23. Originally published in 1882 as part of the Macmillan Series on English Men of Letters. Ward had been lecturing publically on Dickens since 1870. He maintains a somewhat adulatrory stance toward Dickens i n this literary biography. Mild wear at ends of spine. Mild soiling of spine and of page ends. Else, Very Good.
Price: $35.00

8139
Nicholson, Renton.- Dombey and Daughter. Elegantly llustrated. 12 Illustrations, Imitating "Phiz," Two Signed Greenaway & Wright New York and Boston. Williams Brothers. 1847. Pages 96 pp.8vo. Printed Paper Wraps. First American Edition Podeschi (Gimbel) H339. VanderPoel B208. Published simultaneously with English edition (Podeschi H338). Printed by Thomas Farris of London. Probably identical with English edition, but placed in American wraps. The English edition is called "a moral fiction." In a farewell postscript the author claims he is producing a truly moral tale, in contrast with the work of others (Dickens?) who receive nearly universal, but undeserved, adulation.There were originally 12 parts, each with one illustration. Signed Copy of Willard F. Griswold. The American edition iappears to be more scarce than the English edition. Several Tears at Hinge of Wraps. Corners Bumped. Some soiling of covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $1,100.00


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