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11420
Dickens, Charles and Collins, Willkie.- No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. Being the Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round, Conducted by Charles Dickens, for Christmas, 1867. London. Chapman & Hall. 1867. First Edition. 48 pp. 8vo. Blue Paper Wraps, as Issued. VanderPoel B458, B446. Podeschi (Gimbel), E20. Oppenlander, p.196. Ads on all covers except front. Publisher's Ads for "The Moonstone" in ATYR and the "Charles Dickens" Edition of Mr. Dickens's Works on Front Cover. Dickens wrote "The Overture," parts of Acts I & IV, and all of Act III. Collins wrote the rest in their last collaborative work. Wear at end of spine with tiny chips at leading edge. Minor foxing in some margins. 3Else,Very Good.
Price: $175.00

11420
Dickens, Charles and Collins, Willkie.- No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. Being the Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round, Conducted by Charles Dickens, for Christmas, 1867.

London. Chapman & Hall. 1867. First Edition. 48 pp. 8vo. Blue Paper Wraps, as Issued. VanderPoel B458, B446. Podeschi (Gimbel), E20. Oppenlander, p.196. Ads on all covers except front. Publisher's Ads for "The Moonstone" in ATYR and the "Charles Dickens" Edition of Mr. Dickens's Works on Front Cover. Dickens wrote "The Overture," parts of Acts I & IV, and all of Act III. Collins wrote the rest in their last collaborative work. Wear at end of spine with tiny chips at leading edge. Minor foxing in some margins. 3Else,Very Good.
Price: $175.00

11421
[Broadside]. Anonymous .- Redington's Set Pieces in Oliver Twist. No.1.

London. J. Redlington. N.D. Woodblock illustrations, hand colored. First Edition. 1 p. Small 8vo sheet. Podeschi C35. VanderPoel B109(1), (2), 110. Suzannet, E.35. W. Dexter,The Dickensian, Vol.XXIX, No. 225, 1932/33, pp.37–40. Rather crudely done illustrations of some of the characters and scenes from Dickens' "Oliver Twist." From an early edition of what is known from Podeschi as "Pollocks' Juvenile Drama. Oliver Twist, or the Parish Boy's Progress. A Drama. With Plates Adapted Only for Pollock's Characters and Scenes" The address, at 73 Hoxton Street, in the Gimbel issue is the same as provided for Redington on this plate . Redington had been a predecessor of Pollock and was his father-in-law. The plates were issued separately from the text of the play, which was claimed to be the only juvenile dramatization of Dickens' works. Even in Pollock's edition, some of the plates retained the Redington attribution. No date is listed. Podeschi estimates ca.1860, while a similar production in the VanderPoel collection estimates the date to be ca. 1839. Here, the 4 illustrations on one sheet consist of a road sign to London, the room of Fagin’s den, a collection of 5 thieves and the Dodger and Master Bates at cards. Mild toning of lower edge. One spot of foxing. Else Very Good +.
Price: $100.00

11437
Dexter, Walter.- The London of Dickens.

New York. E. P. Dutton & Co. 1925. Second American Impression (using English sheets). 269 pp. + 1 p. publisher’s ads at rear. 8vo. Ivory pubvlisher’s cloth spine and red publisher’s cloth on boards. Printed paper labels on spine and front cover. T.e.g. Podeschi H127. A series of rambles in London with topographic references to Dickens’ writings by the distinguished Dickensian, Walter Dexter. Original publication by Cecil Palmer in 1923. Slight soiling of spine. Lacks D.J. Else, Very Good
Price: $45.00

11450
Ward, Adolphus William.- Charles Dickens. In the Seaside Library, Vol. LXXI. Single Number, Complete, Unchanged and Unabridged. No. 1445,

1882. New York. George Munro, Publisher. 1882. First Edition in Seaside Library. 32 pp. + 8 i pp. publisher’s catalogue of Seaside Library. Fo. Self-bound in paper wraps. Triple column format. Pdeschi H466-69. A biography of Charles Dickens by Adolphus Ward (1837–1924), originally published in 1870 by John Heywood as a Lecture by Ward. It was later reissued, chiefly in the Series “English Men of Letters” in 1879 by Macmillan and by Harpers. It was reprinted often and also here in George Munro’s Seaside Library, complete and unabridged, in paper wraps, in inexpensive format. Munro published the complete novels of Dickens and his other works in the Seaside Library .Adolphus Ward, a graduate of Cambridge, was Professor of History at Manchester from 1866 to 1897. Minor toning of covers. Minor splitting of cover hinge. Else, Very Good.
Price: $50.00

11387
[Image: Copy of Engraving] Charles Dickens in His Study at Gadshill.

New York D. Appleton & Co. 1877. 1 p. 5╙ H x 7-1/4╙ W (Image Size) Image laid down on paper backing (7-1/2╙ H x 10╙ W). Edition unknown. A famous view of a contemplative Dickens in his study. After a pen and ink sketch by W. Steinhaus and an engraving after a photograph of Dickens by J. & C.Watkins of London. Here reproduced in a small format. The calendar on Dickens' desk records "Wednesday, June 1," one week before his fatal stroke on June 8, 1870 (death ensuing the next day). Original image folded in center before being laid down. Faint stains in top margin. Trimmed on sides with loss of lettering (?) on sides. Chips at edges of paper backing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $25.00

11397
Wilkins, William Glyde.- Charles Dickens in America. With 41 Illustrations and Portraits.merica. 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. Lower corners lightly bumped. Else, as New.
Price: $65.00

11255
Dickens, Charles.- Dombey and Son. Philadelphia, PA. T.B. Peterson & Brothers. 1867. Cover engraving by J. W. Orr. Peterson’s Cheap Edition. 354 pp. + 2 pp. publisher’s ads. 8vo. Salmon pink (”buff” according to Peterson) illustrated paper wraps. Double column format. A very good copy of Dickens’s “Dombey & Son”, as published by Peterson in this rare survival of the Cheap Edition for the Million, in wraps. Peterson had published the first collected works by Dickens in America, beginning ca, 1855, by buying out Lea and Blanchard of Philadelphia and other publishers and beginning to pay royalties to the suthor. The dating of Peterson issues can often be surmised from the list of Dickens tatles in the ads or on the title page. Here, "Our Mutual Friend" is listed, but not "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" or "John Jasper's Secret". Thus, the date of publication is ca. 1867, also surmised since the long tirade of Peterson against Dickens in 1867 is printed on the verso of the front cover. Dickens violated his arrangement with Peterson and with Harper's, for which he had been paid by them, by announcing without notice in early 1867 that Ticknor and Fields was henceforth his only official American publisher. He eventually had to buy out Harper's interest. Lacks rear wrap. Mild wear at edges of covers. Very mild foxing in margins. Else Very Good –
Price: $285.00

11256
Dickens, Charles.- Tom Tiddler’s Ground. A Christmas Budget. A Christmas Story for 1861. New York. Carleton (Late Rudd & Carleton). 1861. First Separate Edition. First American Edition. 48 pp,, double column. Publisher’s ads on rear cover. 8vo. Light blue printed paper wraps. Refs: Edgar and Vail, p. 29. J. Cook, Bibliography of the Writings of Charles Dickens, 1879, p.35. Oppenlander, Dickens’ All the Year Round. J. C. Thompson, Bibliography of the Writings of Charles Dickens, 1904, pp 91–92. Paul Schlicke, Oxford Companion. Dickens’s Christmas story from All the Year Round for 1861. ”The strange character round whom the number was written was once a prosperous individual, named James Lucas, who on his wife’s death, retired to Stevenage to live as a hermit. The notice attracted to his eccentricities by this Christmas number has gained him the immortality of mention in The Dictionary of National Biography”. (Thomson). The name of the story is taken from a children’s game (Schlicke). Dickens wrote Chapters I, VI and VII (Cook and Oppenlander), while Chapter II by Charles Collins, Chapter III by Amelia and Blandford Edwards, Chapter IV by Wilkie Collins and Chapter V by John Harwood. First American Edition,”Printed from the Author’s Advance Sheets”. Small chips from edges and lowermost spine of wraps. One large chip detached from lower front corner of cover, but present, not encroaching on text. Owner’s signature in ink on front cover: “Clara B. Hoyle”. Doodling in same ink on front cover: two smallheads and a man in monogrammed frock coat. Second owner’s signature: W. W. Everett, July 27, 1896” on title page. Text Very Good
Price: $200.00

11162
[Cigarette Cards]. [Dickens, Charles].- A Series of 25 Characters from Dickens. London. John Player & Sons. N.D. [1912]. Each an illustration of a Character from Dickens. First Edition. 24 out of 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 (Card Nos. 1_25), labeled ÒA Series of 25Ó, is the most desirable of all cigarette cards, along with the Second Series of 25 cards (Card Nos. 26–50) in its First Edition, labeled “2nd series of 25”, the latter group issued, also ca.1912, because of the popularity of the first 25. Each card was included with a package of cigarettes. Uncommonly in this good condition in unmounted state. Both sets were reissued by Players ca. 1923 as A Set of 50 (so marked). This set lacks Card #1, The Artful Dodger, and has a replacement for the First Edition of #11, Dick Swiveller, by the corresponding card from the set of 1923, A Series of 50 Cards. Very Good,
Price: $85.00

8580
[Theatrical Broadside].- Selwyn's Theatre, Boston. Holiday Week. On Tuesday Evening, Dec. 29th, 1868, 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. First Edition. 1 p. 20"H x 9" W. Unmounted. Kate Ryan, "Old Boston Museum Days." Hornblow, "A History of the Theatre in America, Vol. II. Bolton, p. 283, #61. 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.. Le Moyne, 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'." The broadside announces that the illustrious Mrs. Franchau is indisposed but due notice will be provided of her reappearance. Also promised are "brilliant selections" of music to be provided by the orchestra directed by C. Koppitz. Crisply printed. Few small chips and short tears at edges remote from text. No folds or creases. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $250.00

7959
Stevens, James S.- Quotations and References in Charles Dickens. Boston. The Christopher Publishing House. 1929. First Edition. 102 pp. 8vo. Publisher's Cloth. This slim volume, dedicated to the members of the Dickens Fellowship of North America, traces the source of numerous quotations and references in Dickens' works. The book presumes to shed light on Dickens' own reading, especially from his early years. Very Good.
Price: $38.00

8991
Kitton, Frederic G.- The Minor Writings of Charles Dickens. A Bibliography and a Sketch. London. Elliot Stock. 1900. First Edition. 260 pp. 16mo. Olive green publisher's cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine and gilt device on front cover. Patterned end papers. Beveled boards. T.e.g. Other edges untrimmed and pages unopened. Kitton's bibliography and commentary on Dickens' "Minor" writings. Also discusses collaborative works, plays and poems and plagiarisms. Browning of end papers only. Small ink line on spine. Minimal wear.Else, Very Good + . Pages uncut throughout.
Price: $85.00

10662
Smith, Jessie Willcox.- Dickens’s Children. Ten Drawings by Jessie Willcox smith. New York. Charles Scribners Sons. 1912. Illustrated. First Edition. Unpaginated. Small 4to. Dark greenish publisher’s cloth. T.e.g. Colored drawing appliquéed to front cover, surrounded by gilt wreath. Gilt titling on front cover. Bookseller’s tag at foot of front free end paper. Ten illustrations of children in Dicken’s works, drawn by Jessie Willcox Smith, annotated with a quotation from the appropriate work. Heavy paper stock. A rather good copy in its first edition. Slight wear at ends of spine. Minimal foxing of half-title. Spotting of covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $185.00

10664
Metz, Nancy Aycockt.- The Companion to Martin Chuzzlewit. Westport, CT. Greenwood Press. 2001. Illustrated. First Edition. 554 pp. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth illustrated in gilt on front cover and titled in gilt on spine. Illustrated D.J. 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 "Martin Chuzzlewit." 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.
Price: $155.00

10548
Smith, Walter.- Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth. A Bibliographical Catalogue of the First Appearance of His Writings in Book Form in England with Photographs of the Bindings, Titlepages, and Other Relevant Data. Two Volumes. Part I: The Novels with “Sketches by Boz”. Part II: The Christmas Books and Selected Secondary Works. Los Angeles. CA. Heritage Book Shop. 1983. Illustrated. First Edition. 95, 119 pp. 4to. Green publisher’s cloth. Gilt titling on spine and front cover. Illustrated D.J. An outstanding bibliography of the American editions of Anthony Trollope. New.
Price: $125.00

10585
Charles, Edwin [Charles E. Grigsby].- Some Dickens Men. With a Foreword by Philip Gibbs. London. Rich and Cowan Ltd. N.D. [ca.1932]. Illustrated from the Buchanan Portfolio. Frontispiece in color, 2 other illustrations in b & w. First Edition. 318 pp. 8vo. Green publisher’s cloth. Gilt titling on spine and author’s initials on front cover. Top edge stained green. Not in Podeschi. See Podeschi D199 (for “Some Dickens Women”). A sequel to the author’s “Some Dickens Women”. A description of some of Dickens’s salient male characters, often in selections from Dickens’s own words. Poignant. A charming owner’s bookplate with bust of Dickens on front pastedown. Minimal wear at ends of spine and corners. Small stains on covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $40.00

10590
Dickens, Charles (Editor).- Household Words. A Weekly Journal. Conducted by Charles Dickens. Volume VII. From the 5th of March to the 27th of August. Being from No.154 to No. 179. London. Household Words Office, Bradbury and Evans. 1853. First Edition. 620 pp. Publisher’s ad on front pastedown. 8vo. (signed in 12mo) Green publisher’s cloth, embossed in the blind. Gilt titling on spine. Double column format. Yellow end papers. Contains a portion (Chapters 29–36) of Dickens’s “A Child’s History of England”, in serial parts, as well as the usual assortment of outstanding journalism. Included are stories by Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, et al and many articles by Dickens (including his discussion of Urania Cottage and Gone Astray) Mild wear on ends of spine and corners. Mild soiling of covers with small white stain at edge of rear cover. Closed tear at lower edge of leaf 197/8. Front hinge starting internally. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10441
Dickens, Charles (Editor).- The Wreck of the Golden Mary. Being the Captain’s Account of the Loss of the Ship, and the Mate’s Account of the Great Deliverance of Her People in an Open Boat at Sea. The Extra Christmas Number of Household Words, Conducted by Charles Dickens. Containing the Amount of One Number and a Half.. London. Bradbury and Evans. 1856. First Edition. 36 pp. 8vo. Self-wraps. Sewn, as issued. Lohrli, p. 161. H. Stone, Uncollected Writings, II (esp. 563–9. This Extra Christmas Number was written by Dickens (Part I), Wilkie Collins (Parts II and IV), and a collaboration including Percy Fitzgerald, A. A. Procter and others (Part III), a collaboration that is analyzed in detail by Stone (op. cit.). Considered one of the best of the Extra Christmas Numbers by Dickens (and others). Minimal foxing. Slight wear at edges. Else, Very Good.
Price: $275.00

10336
Chesterton, G. K.- Charles Dickens. A Critical Study. New York. Dodd Mead & Company. 1906. First American Edition. 300 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling on front cover and on spine. T.e.g. The classic study of Dickens and his work. Title page in red and black. Published September, 1906. Owner's dedication on front free fly leaf dated Christmas, 1906. Minimal wear at corners. Else, a very good example of the first edition of this classic work. A very tight copy with bright gilt.
Price: $65.00

10377
J. B. Pond Lyceum Bureau.- [Theatre Booklet and Program] Frank Speaight. New York. J. B. Pond. N.D. (ca. 1915-32) Illustrated. First Edition. 6 pp. 4" x 5 1/4" Illustrated card covers. Stapled stiff paper pages. Catalogues of University of Iowa Libraries and Brown University Library on Internet. A handsome small theatrical program for a series of presentations of scenes and characters from Dickens's novels and works by a very noted impersonator of Dickens at his readings and original dramatizations from Dickens's works.. The program cover, in red and black, is an illustration of Speaight, with the shape of the program defined by the shape of the portrait. The programs were presented on Saturday evenings throughout the month of February at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in the Music Hall. Each page quotes a publicity blurb from a news publication, illustrates the program with an illustration from Dickens's works and lists the pieces presented. They were "Pickwick" on Feb. 6, "Copperfield" on Feb. 13, "Nicholas Nickleby" on Feb. 20 and The Pickwickians at .Bath and Other Selections" on Feb. 27. Those dates fall on Saturday in 1915, 1926 and 1932 (within the active career of Speaight). Other examples of Speaight's programs are in the Redpath Chatauqua Collection at the University of Iowa Libraries and at Brown University, where there is a broadside announcing Speaight's appearance at the Boston City Club under the sponsorship of the Boston Branch of the Dickens Fellowship in February, 1928. Speight also published his readings (Podeschi C19), a memoir of "My Dickens Friends" (Podeschi H424) and a volume of Poems (Putnam, 1925, Brown University Library). Small rust stain over staple on inner page. One leaf loose. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

10406
Dickens, Charles.- The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With a Frontispiece from a Design by C. R. Leslie, Esq., R.A. Engraved by J. Thompson. London. Chapman and Hall. 1847. Illustrated with a new frontispiece and re-engraved illustrations by J. Newman. First Edition, First Series of the Cheap Edition of Charles Dickens' Works, 479 pp. Small 8vo. Half brown calf with marbled boards. T.e,g. Spine decorated in the blind and titled in gilt on dark brown leather label. Double column format. In 1847, Dickens began the reissue of his works in a new format, more accessible to the public and at a lower price. This "Cheap Edition" was issued in three Series totaling 15 volumes over the years 1847-1864, in double column format, with a new preface and frontispiece and re-engraved illustrations. Generally the edition was issued in green cloth covers with spines decorated in gilt. The author made textual changes, as well. This popular edition remained in print even after Dickens' death in 1870. Title pages were dated according to date of issue. Both engraved and printed title pages present. Wear at edges of boards and corners. Mild foxing. Owners' signatures on front free end paper. Photo image of "The Leather Bottle" pub laid down on front pastedown. Else Very Good.
Price: $325.00

10307
Anonymous .- [Broadside]. Pollock's Characters & Scenes in Oliver Twist, 6 Plates. Characters, 1 Set Piece, 3 wings, and 13 Scenes. Total 23. With Book to the Above. (?Title Page). First Edition. Pages 1 p.8vo sheet. Single loose broadside sheet. First Edition. Woodblock illustrations. Podeschi C35. VanderPoel B109(1), (2), 110. Suzannet, E.35 (with plate of this illustration). Rather crudely done illustrations of some of the characters and scenes from Dickens' "Oliver Twist." Likely from an early edition of what is known from Podeschi as "Pollocks' Juvenile Drama. Oliver Twist, or the Parish Boy's Progress. A Drama. With Plates Adapted Only for Pollock's Characters and Scenes." The address, at 73 Hoxton Street, in the Gimbel issue is the same as provided for Redington on other similar plates. Redington had been a predecessor of Pollock and was his father-in-law. The plates were issued separately from the text of the play, which was claimed to be the only juvenile dramatization of Dickens' works. Even in Pollock's edition, some of the plates retained the Redington attribution. No date is listed. Podeschi estimates ca.1860, while a similar production in the VanderPoel collection estimates the date to be ca. 1839. Small chips from 2 corners. Else, Very Good London. B. Pollock N.D.
Price: $100.00

10233
Buchanan-Brown, John.- Phiz! Illustrator of Dickens' World. First Edition. Pages 207 pp.8vo. Brown publisher's cloth. Gilt titling on spine. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Copiously illustrated. 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. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1978.
Price: $25.00

10207
Dickens, Charles.- Martin Chuzzlewit. Four Volumes. From Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition. Illustrated from Drawings by F. O. C. Darley and John Gilbert. Reimpressions of First Edition of Household Edition, in 55 Volumes. Pages 322, 299, 292, 322 pp.Small 8vo. Half black morocco and marbled boards. Gilt titling on spine. A.e. speckled. Reimpressions of First Edition of Household Edition, in 55 Volumes. Not illustrated. Podeschi D38. Copyright and printed by H. O. Houghton. According to Podeschi, the earliest impressions of the Household Edition were by W. A. Townsend and by James G. Gregory in 1861. Martin Chuzzlewit was written in 1843-44, continuing the criticism of America first voiced by Dickens in American Notes, of 1842. Wear at head and tail of spine, at edges and at corners. Abrasion of marbled boards. Owners signatures on front free end-papers. Else, tight and Very Good. New York. Sheldon and Company. 1862.
Price: $125.00

5660
[Dickens], Charles].- Sketches by Boz. Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. An 1865 Reisssue of the "Cheap Edition," first republished in 1850. Pages 303 pp. Publisher's Green Coth with Gilt Spine. Double column format. po An 1865 Reisssue of the "Cheap Edition," first republished in 1850. Frontispiece by George Cruikshank. Podeschi D5. Ex Libris (Subscription Library of W. M. Johnston, #1), but Only a Discreet Library Label on Front Free Flyleaf to Show It. A Very Bright Copy with Fresh Gilt Lettering on Spine and Very Good Blind Stamped Covers. 1 p. Publisher's Ads at Front (Dickens Works). 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. Very Good. Edges of Spine Minimally Worn. London. Chapman and Hall. 1865.
Price: $160.00

10268
Swasey, Robert.- The Life and Work of Charles Dickens. First Edition. Pages 64 pp.16 mo. Blue printed paper wraps. First Edition. Little Blue Book No. 518, Edited by E. Haldeman-Julius. A rare and unusual brief biography of Charles Dickens. An interesting imprint. Little Blue Books were a series of popular instructional manuals and literary items, often abridged. They were published by Emanuel Haldeman in the early 20th Century. Fading at spineand edges. Yellowing of pages. Owner's signature, dated [19]25 in pencil on title page. Else, Very Good. Girard, KS. Haldeman-Julius Co. 1924.
Price: $45.00

5709
Hutton, Laurence (Editor).- Letters of Charles Dickens to Wilkie Collins. With Portraits and Fac-Similes The collection of Dickens letters to Wilkie Collins. The reciprocal letters were burned by Dickens, in his "great bonfire" in 1855. First Edition Podeschi D130. Minimal wear at corners and edges. Very Good +. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1892.
Price: $65.00

8206
Hawksley, Enid Dickens.- Charles Dickens Birthday Book. A calendar book with daily quotations from Dickens' works and blocks for personal entries. A charming item with a delightfully illustrated cover. First Edition. A small number of very neat entries made in pen or pencil, mostly for the Fulham family. Else, Very Good. London. Faber and Faber Limited. 1948.
Price: $45.00

8544
Dickens, Charles.- The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. 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." Second Edition (so stated). Smith II, 41-3. Podeschi A92. 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. London. Bradbury & Evans. 1846.
Price: $325.00

8545
Dickens, Charles.- The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. 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 by Smith in the first edition. Later Edition. Smith II, 41-3. Podeschi A92. (for First Edition) Pages untrimmed. Offsetting on end papers. A fresh, bright copy. Very Good. London. Chapman and Hall. 1886.
Price: $200.00

10069
Dickens, Charles.- George Silverman's Explanation. Published in its first book edition and first illustrated edition in honor of the 25th Anniversary of California State University, Northridge. Vignette illustration, Chapter headings and decorative initials of each chapter in blue. Signed on the colophon. Printed on Mohawk Superfine paper in Baskerville typeface. This is the last work of serious fiction completed by Charles Dickens. A complex and dark story, it was originally published in three episodes in the "Atlantic Monthly" in 1868 and subsequently scantily anthologized, but, till this 1986 production, never as its own book and always in a corrupt text.. Noone could better introduce it than the Dickens scholar Harry Stone. He emphasizes the ironic insights which Dickens felt from his own life. This is Dickens' last dealing with his issues from Warren's Blacking, an exploration of nature and nurture and the "devastating complicity between private wounds and public flaws" (Stone). First American Edition. First Separate Book Edition and First Illustrated Edition. Near Fine. Northridge, CA. California State University Northrige Libraries. Santa Susana Press. 1984.
Price: $145.00

10075
Roberts, C. E. Bechhofer ("Ephesian").- This Side Idolatry. A Novel Based on the Life of Charles Dickens. A novel based on the lifeof Charles Dickens. The author, whose pen name is "Ephesian", wrote for London and New York newspapers, introducing American authors to the English and English authors to America. This book was decried by some because it portrayed Dickens sometimes in less than favorable light, especially with respect to his treatment of his wife and his relations with Ellen Ternan. First Edition (so stated). A few tiny chips at edges of D.J. Owner's signature on front free end paper. Else, Very Good. Indianapolis. The Bobbs-Merrill Co. 1928.
Price: $50.00

9976
Dickens, Charles.- Bleak House. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. London. Bradbury and Evans. 1853. 624 pp. 8vo. Newer brown calf with marble covered boards. A.e.g. Spine lined and titled in gilt. First Edition. A true first edition of Bleak House, with all the points called for by Smith and with all ten of the dark plates by Phiz, from duplicate engravings as noted by J. F. Dexter (Eckel, p. 81) . Lacks half title, as usual. Leather worn at edges. Boards scuffed. Foxing of Plates with darkening in margins. Else, A Very Good copy of what many think is Dickens' best work. Smith, I, 81–84. London. Bradbury and Evans. 1853.
Price: $685.00

5828
Wiggin, Kate Douglas A Child’s Journey with Dickens Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1912 First Edition Tale of Her Coincidental Meeting with Dickens in Her Childhood. Paper Covered Boards
Price: $45.00

8492
Wethered, H. L., and Turley, Charles (Editors).- Dickens All the Year Round. A Dickens Anthology. Introduction by Bernard Darwin. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott Company. N.D. [1933]. 422 pp. A few small wood engravings. 8vo. Orange publisher's cloth. First American Edition. Printed in Great Britain. Numerous exerpts from Dickens' works that give a good flavor of his descriptive capacity. The Darwin introduction is quite interesting, pointing out both the power and limitations of such an anthology as this. The selections constitute a daily reading throughout the year, reminiscent of today's daily practice of word definitions, devotional prayers of the day and daily meditations. Slightly dusty. Else, Very Good.
Price: $25.00

8677
Ward, Adolphus William.- Dickens. New York. Harper & Brothers, Publishers. N.D. [?1899 ]. 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. 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. Podeschi, H469. Also, VanderPoel, E22–23.
Price: $35.00

5821
Tomlin (Editor), E. W. F. Charles Dickens 1812-1870. A Centennial Volume. New York Simon and SSchuster 1969 Green Publisher's Cloth. First Edition Essays, Well Illustrated, by Edgar Johnston, J. B. Priestley, Harry Stone, Emlyn Willliams, Nicholas Bentley, Ivor Brown and Christopher Hibbert. Good.
Price: $45.00

8030
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. Very Good.
Price: $40.00

8601
[Theatrical Broadside][Dickens, Charles].- The Popular and Excellent Actor, Mr. L. R. Shewell and Favorites of the Boston Theatre Company in Dickens' Charm'ng Story of the Cricket on the Hearth. the Whole to Concludewith the Screaming Farce, called the Widow's Victim. Boston. The Music Hall. N.D. [1874]. 1 p. 5 1/8" W x 20" H First Edition. A theatre bill from the Boston Academy of Music for 18 March [1874] for Dickens' "Cricketonthe Hearth," starring L. R. Shewell as John Peerybingle, D.J. Maguinnis as Caleb Plumer and Mrs. Thos. Barry as Dot. Slightly trimmed. Split at fold. Else, Very Good. Bolton,p. 284, #72
Price: $100.00

8608
Seymour, Robert.- Seymour's Humorous Sketches Comprising Eighty-Six Caricature Etchings Illustrated in Prose and Verse by Alfred Crowquill. With a Descriptive List of the Plates and a Biographical Notice of Robert Seymour, including an Account of His Connexion with The Pickwick Papers by Henry G. Bohn. Text by Alfred Crowquill (pseud. for Alfred Henry Forrester) and Introduction with Historical Note by Henry G. Bohn. London. T. Miles and Co. N.D. [1866] 173 pp. 86 engravings from the original steel plates by Henry Wallis done from lithographs by Seymour. 4to. Red publisher's cloth illustrated in gilt and black on spine and front cover. Third Edition. Seymour, a popular artist-humorist of the early 19th century, was the initiator of the project which became "The Pickwick Papers" and which was so instrumental in launching the career of Charles Dickens as a novelist. Seymour published many series of sporting prints, the "Humorous Sketches", of which this volume is composed, being among his most popular when they were first issued as detached lithographic prints about 1834–1836 by Carlisle, the publisher of Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason." The stones were sold in 1836 to Henry Wallis, a noted engraver and picture dealer. Wallis transferred the drawings to steel with great skill and published them in 1838 with an associated text in prose and verse by Alfred Crowquill, himself a noted humorist and artist. A second edition of this was published in 1842 by Henry G. Bohn, who added a descriptive list of the plates. Because of the demand, this third edition, identical to the second and with illustrations from the original steel plates, was published in 1866. Bohn's introduction recounts the story of the origin of "The Pickwick Papers" from the point of view of both Seymour's wife (Seymour having famously committed suicide in 1836 before even the second of "Pickwick's" 20 parts was issued) and Dickens. Mrs. Seymour was angry at Dickens, blaming him for her husband's suicide and for her economic decline. It is generally held that Dickens, while ambitious and opinionated about the proposed publication, was innocent of Mrs. Seymour's charges. This volume displays Seymour's great talents well ands is clearly a forerunner of Seymour's conception of what the adventures of the Nimrod (to be Pickwick) Club were to be like. Professionally rebacked with original spine laid down. New end papers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $350.00

8381
Saunders, Montagu.- The Mystery in The Drood Family. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. 1914. 159 pp. 8vo. Green Publisher's Cloth with Paper Label. First Edition. A maverick solution of Dickens' last (unfinished) book, rejected by Henry Jackson, J. Cuming Walters and others. Slight wear to covers and ends of spine. One sq. mm. loss to label near top. Else, Very Good. Cox 1166.
Price: $60.00

5788
Rimmer, Alfred,- About England with Dickens. London. Chatto and Windus. 1883. First Edition. Illustrated by Vanderhoof, Rimmer et al.
Price: $225.00

8101
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. Very Good. 40 8030 Pointer, Michael.- Who's Who in Dickens. London. Grange Books PLC. 1995. 160 pp. Numerous Illustrations and Clips from Movies Based on Dickens' Works. 8vo. Illustrated Paper covered Boards. D.J. First Edition. While the incomplete cast of Dickens' works is a useful compendium, the illustrations and especially the movie clips are the best part. As New.
Price: $25.00

8139
Nicholson, Renton.- Dombey and Daughter. Elegantly llustrated. New York and Boston. Williams Brothers. 1847. 96 pp. 8vo. Printed Paper Wraps. First American Edition 12 Illustrations, Imitating "Phiz," Two Signed Greenaway & Wright. 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. Podeschi (Gimbel) H339. VanderPoel B208.
Price: $1,100.00

5741
Marzials, Frank T. - Life of Charles Dickens. Bibliography of Dickens by John P. Anderson (British Museum). London . Walter Scott. 1887. 166 pp. + xxxiii Bibliography 8vo. Deep Blue Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Lettering. T.E.G.. First Edition. Uncut Pages; Includes a Bibliography on Dickens by Anderson. Publisher's Ads Suggest This Volume to Be Ready "Feb. 20." Very Good. From Series on “Great Writers.”
Price: $75.00

5736
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"). NCambBiblioEngLit III828.Podeschi H307.
Price: $80.00

5720
Kitton, Frederic G. - The Dickens Country. London. Adam & Charles Black. 1905. 235 pp. 50 Illustrations and Photographs. 8vo Green Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Decorations. First Edition. Illustrated from Photographs by T. W. Tyrrell. Label of Lydia M. Scott on Front Flyleaf. Some Foxing. Good.
Price: $75.00

8102
[Hotten, John Camden] (pseud.:) Taylor, Theodore.- Thackeray the Humourist and Man of Letters. The Story of His Life and Literary Labours, including a Selection from His Characteristic Speeches, Now for the First Time Gathered Together. To Which Is Added "In Memoriam"– by Charles Dickens, and a Sketch, by Anthony Trollope., With Portrait and Illustrations. New York. D. Appleton and Company. 1864. 242 pp. Publisher's Cloth. First American Edition. Frontispiece Woodcut by Jackman. Other Woodcut by Jocelyn (NY). Woodcut Portrait of Thackeray from a Photograph by Ernest Edwards This American edition is a reprint, page for page, of the 1864 London publication of John Camden Hotten (Publisher) under his pseudonym. The American reprint was expanded by the Dickens memorial (first book printing) and sketch by Trollope. The illustrations are copies of the originals gathered at the front of the volume. Bookplate of Caroline Keating Read on front pastedown and signature of J. McLeod Keating, dated 1864, on front free fly leaf. The article by Dickens first appeared in Cornhill Magazine, London, February , 1864. Wear at extremities of spine and at corners of covers. Browning of early pages with minor spotting. Tight and else, Very Good. Van Duzer 214, 215 and p.185.
Price: $150.00

8617
Fruwirth, D. (Photographer).- Charles Dickens. Carte-de-Visite. ca. 4" x 2 1/2" First Edition. The Fruwirth photograph of Dickens in semi-profile. Photograph mounted on card, as is typical, with Dickens' name printed on mount Minor foxing with spot above image. Else, Very Good.
Price: $135.00

8598
Forster, John.- The Life of Charles Dickens. With Forty Illustrations. New York. D. Appleton & Co. N.D. [ca.1879]. 449 pp. Portrait frontispiece of a young Charles Dickens. Large 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt decoration. T.e.g. Household Edition (First American Edition). Illustrated by Frederick Barnard, F. A. Fraser, etc. Engraved by Dalziel. The Forster biography, with all its omissions, still necessary for the understanding of Dickens, was published in this one-volume format, as a supplementary volume to the 21 volume Household Edition of Dickens works (1871–1879). Mild wear at ends & edges of spine. One signature shaken mid-volume. Else, Very Good.
Price: $48.00

8682
Fette, W. Eliot (Editor).- Dialogues from Dickens. For School and Home Amusement. Boston. Lee and Shepard. 1870. 260 pp. Small 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. Brown coated end papers. A.e.g. First Edition. Illustrations by Sol Eytinge, Jr., from Fields, Osgood & Co., Diamond Edition of Dickens'Works. A collection of scenes from Dickens, selected by a Boston school teacher and arranged as dialogues for performance by school children. Index of characters provided at rear. Page 4 mislabeled "3" as noted in Podeschi. a second series was later published by Fette, as well as a reissue of this first series as "Comic Dialogues from Dickens." A scarce item. Ends of spine and covers worn. Hinges cracked. Shaken with loose pages and illustrations. Poor. Podeschi D57.
Price: $45.00

8641
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. No. 478 of 750 copies printed for England and America.. 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. On front pastedown is signature of prior owner: "S. J. Smith/ Cambridge/ 1913." Slight soiling. Minimal wear at corners. Browning of preliminary pages. Else, Very Good. Besterman, p. 212.
Price: $250.00

5646
Dickens, Sir Henry F. Memories of My Father. London. Duffield & Company. 1929. Publisher's Cloth. First Edition. First Published in The Times . Illustrated. Very Good.
Price: $85.00

8671
Dickens, Charles (Editor).- The Pic Nic Papers. By Various Hands. Edited by Charles Dickens, Esq. Author of "The Pickwick Papers," "Nicholas Nickleby," etc. In Two Volumes. Vol. II Only Philadelphia. Lea and Blanchard. 1841. 192 pp. 12mo. Brown paper covered boards and rose colored cloth spine (1/4 cloth) with paper label on spine, reporting: "The Pic-Nic Papers. Edited by Boz. In Two Vols. Vol.II." First American Edition. Dickens edited this entire work, but wrote only the first article of Volume I, "The Lamplighter's Story." The subsequent chapters are by other authors. The English edition was in 3 volumes with illustrations by "Phiz" and Cruikshank. For copyright reasons the American edition issued only the first two volumes and omitted the illustrations. Also for copyright reasons "Charcoal Sketches" by the American, Joseph C. Neal, was omitted. The volume was initially conceived by Dickens and his friend Harrison Ainsworth when John Macrone, Dickens' first publisher ("Sketches by Boz"), suddenly died leaving his family destitute. Despite differences with Macrone, Dickens actively organized the benefit for Mrs Macrone, taking much time from his busy schedule to edit this volume actively and to rewrite his "The Lamplighter's Story," which appeared in Volume I. All the text and illustrations were donated under Dickens' leadership. Covers soiled. Spine faded, with worn ends and lacking a 1 cm. chip at head. Paper label essentially intact, only slightly rubbed, yet fully legible. Else, Very Good. Podeschi, B110. Wilkins, p.22. Edgar & Vail, p.20.
Price: $135.00

7767
Dickens, Charles (attrib.) [Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell].- The Old Nurse's Story. In 2 Issues of the "Portland Transcript. An Independent Family Journal of Literature, News, &c." Portland, Saturday, February 26, 1853. Volume XVI, Number 46 and Saturday, March 5, 1853. Volume XVI, Number 47. Portland, ME. Gould & Elwell. 1853. First Edition, as Such. Allegedly A Dickens Story Appearing in a Weekly Newspaper from Maine. Prominently Placed on Page 1. A Possible Piracy and/or Possibly the First American Edition of This Story, Which Was reprinted from the Extra Christmas Number of "Household Words" for 1852. According to Stone and toLohrli, This Story Was Written by Mrs. Gaskell. Stone Reports that Dickens Was a Forceful Editor of"Household Words," but that His Attempt to Modify the End of "The Old Nurse's Story" Was Rejected by Mrs. Gaskell Who, Unlike Other Authors, Refused Dickens His Editorial Prerogatives for Her Articles in HW. Mrs. Gaskell Disliked HW, Calling It too "Dickensy", but Continued to Send It Her Primary Material throughout Its Publication. When Dickens Started "All The Year Round", however, She Sent Her Best to "Cornhill Magazine" and Her Rejects to ATYR. The "Portland Trancript" Has Many Other Items of Interest: An Article on The Separation of Lord and Lady Byron, "Henrietta, the Bride" by Harriet Martineau, An Essay on "Growing Old" by Horace Greeley; Local Notes; Ads for Nostrums; A Publisher's Catalogue for Derby & Miller of Auburn, NY;etc. Slight Cracking of Hinge of Paper. Otherwise Very Good. Stone, Uncollected Writings from "Household Words," p.37. Lohrli, "Household Words. Table of Contents, List of Contributors and Their Contributions," pp. 103,280.
Price: $85.00

7951
Dickens, Charles (attrib.) A Night in London Streets from "All the Year Round." In the "Portland Transcript. An Independent Family Journal of Literature, Science, News, &c." Portland, Maine, August 18, 1860 Volume XXIV, Number 20, pp. 153–4. Portland, ME. Elwell, Pickard & Co. 1860. First Edition, as Such. A Dickens Story Appearing in a Weekly Newspaper from Maine and Prominently Placed to Occupy Virtually All of Page1 and Extending into Page 2. A Likely Piracy and Possibly the First American Edition of This Story, Which Was Reprinted from "All the Year Round," Vol. III, No. 65, July 21, 1860, pp. 348–352. The Original Was Later (1861) Reprinted in "The Uncommercial Traveler," Where It Appears as Chapter XIII, "Night Walks."Other Interesting Articles Include a Report of a Visit to the Kilouea Volcano in Hawaii (Then, the Sandwich Islands), a Report on Dr. Livingston's Explorations in Africa, and an Article on the Recently Opened Country ofJapan. The Author Regrets the Great Negative Balance of Trade with Japan. Not Much Has Changed in 140 Years. Hinge of First Page Fold Is Cracked. Else, Very Good. Oppenlander, p. 84 ("Houselessness").
Price: $85.00

7952
Dickens, Charles (attrib.) Hobbledehoy. A Poem in the "Portland Transcript. An Independent Family Journal of Literature, News, &c." Portland, Maine, Saturday, March 5, 1851. Volume XIV, Number 48, p.384 Portland, ME. Gould & Elwell 1851. Harry Stone, "Uncollected Writings from 'Household Words','' Vol. II. p. 511.First Edition, as Such. Allegedly A DickensPoem Appearing in a Weekly Newspaper from Maine. Prominently Placed on the Last Page. A Possible Piracy and/or Possibly the First American Edition of This Poem. Pending Identity of Its Source, It Is Not Clear that Dickens Himself Wrote It. According to Harry Stone, for "Household Words", for Example, It Appears that Dickens Himself Wrote Only One Poem ("Hidden Light", with Adelaide Anne Proctor) among the Many in the Nine Years of Publication. Other Interesting Items Include a Poem by Shelley, a Joke about the Atheism of Rhode Island. Hinge of Fold Is Cracked. Else, Very Good.
Price: $85.00

7950
Dickens, Charles (attrib.) The Great Pugilistic Revival. from "All the Year Round." In the "Portland Transcript. An Independent Family Journal of Literature, Science, News, &c." Portland, Maine, June 9, 1860 Volume XXIV, Number 10, pp. 74–5. Portland, ME. Elwell, Pickard & Co. 1860. First Edition, as Such. Allegedly A Dickens Story Appearing in a Weekly Newspaper from Maine. The True Author Was John Hollingshead according to Oppenlander. The Article First Appeared in ATYR, Vol. III, No. 56, May 19, 1860, pp. 133–138. A Possible Piracy and/or Possibly the First American Edition of This Story, Which Was Reprinted from "All the Year Round." The "Portland Trancript" Has Other Items of Interest including an Article on The Folly of Britain's Behavior toward (Former) Colonies, United States and Canada, Attributed to Judge Haliburton, Compiler of "Sam Slick" Stories and Then a Member of Parliament. The Story, on the Editorial Page, Is Entitled "Bold Words in Parliament." Very Good. Oppenlander, p. 81.
Price: $85.00

7766
Dickens, Charles. A Sensation. In "The Gardiner Home Journal. An Independent Family Newspaper: For the Promotion of Morality, and the Instruction and Amusement of the Home Circle." Gardiner, Maine.Volume XI. Number 16. Thursday, February 25, 1864. Gardiner, ME. N.P. [? H. K. Morrell & Son or S. M. Pettengill & Co.] 1864. 4 pp. First Edition, as Such. A Dickens Story Appearing in a Weekly Newspaper from Maine. Prominently Placed on Page 1. A Possible Piracy and/or Possibly the First American Edition of This Story. The Story is Taken from the Publication as "A Monotonous 'Sensation'" in "All the Year Round'" Volume X, No. 243, December 13, 1863, pp. 406-408. The Story is Unattributed in Oppenlander , but May Be by Dickens. The Gardiner Newspaper Has Many Other Items of Interest: Editorials and News Reports on the War; an Ironic Piece about General Burnside Making a Whistle-Stop in Gardiner and Numerous Local Notes; Ads for Physicians, Nostrums, etc. Slight Cracking of Hinge of Paper. Some Browning. Otherwise Very Good. Oppenlander, Dickens' "All the Year Round": Descriptive Index and Contributor List.'
Price: $75.00

7765
Dickens, Charles. A Second-Cladge Passage. Mrs. Gamp on a Pilgian's Projiss. An Unpublished Sketch by Charles Dickens. In "Rockland Gazette, " Rockland, Maine, Thursday Afternoon, January 16, 1873. Vol. 28, No. 6. Rockland, ME. Vose & Porter. 1873. 4 pp. First Edition, as Such. A Dickens Story Appearing in a Weekly Newspaper from Maine. Prominently Placed on Page 1. The Newspaper Has Many Items of Interest including Numerous Local Notes; Ads for Physicians, Nostrums, etc. One Editorial Deals with the Vexing Question Whether Fermented Cider Qualifies as an Intoxicationg Beverage in Terms of a New Temperence Law. This Dickens Story Was Reprinted from Volume II of John Forster's "Life of Dickens," Which Volume Had Just Been Published. Possibly This Maine Edition is a Piracy. Likely It Is the First American Edition or at Least the First Separate American Edition of the Story, Which Dickens Would Not Allow to Be Published in His LIfetime, because of the Unsatisfactory Quality of the Illustrations. The Story Was Written by Dickens in 1847 after His Receipts from His Amateur Theatrical Productions in the North of England Were £100 Shy of His Hoped for £500 (as a Benefit for Leigh Hunt), and He Conceived of a Comic Story of Mrs. Gamp's Excursion to the Theatre and Her Adventures and Critical Literary Comments en Route as a Means of Redressing the Theatrical Balance. The Manuscript Was Deposited with Forster and Published by Him in the"Life", as Noted Above. This Article Was Privately Printed in 1899 in New York by Lowell M. Palmer under the Title of "Mrs. Gamp with the Strolling Players." Sister Lucile Carr, in Her "A Catalogue of the VanderPoel Dickens Collection at The University of Texas," Mistakenly Calls the Private Printing "The First Separate Edition." That Honor May Go to This Edition in the "Rockland Gazette." Slight Cracking of Hinge of Paper. Otherwise Very Good. Forster, "Life of Dickens," Vol. II, pp. 343-355. Carr, "A Catalogue of the VanderPoel Dickens Collection at the University of Texas, B515(1,2), B516.
Price: $250.00

7911
Dickens, Charles.- The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With Twenty Illustrations. Boston. G. W. Simmons & Co. 1887. 208 pp. + Ads. Illustrated by A. Billinghame. Printed Paper Covers , as Issued. Stapled. First Edition as Such. G. W. Simmons & Co.'s Five-Cent Library. G. W. Simmons & Co. was a Boston clothier, who evidently published what are likely to be piracies of popular literature in a cheap double-columned format on cheap paper as a vehicle for his advertising. Paper Browned. Covers Starting to Crumble at Edges. Front Cover Detached. Good, Otherwise.
Price: $75.00

7964
Dickens, Charles. - A Portrait in Natural Color of the The Nonesuch Dickens. London. Nonesuch Press. N.D. [1937]. Folio. Paper Self-Covers. Stapled. First Edition. An advertising item. Some of the material from the Prospectus of "Nonesuch Dickensiana (Retrospectus and Prospectus) has been gathered in this pamphlet, which contains a sales offering for the set of Nonesuch Edition of Dickens, offering one of the plates of the original illustrations with each of the 877 sets (limited by the total number of original illustrations). Included is a specimen page from "Pickwick." Also, tucked in is a sales offering to the Limited Editions Club of New York. There is a color illustration of the entire proposed set. The editors quote the review in "The Morning Post" which promises that "To possess this set will be proof of true gentility." Very Good.
Price: $40.00

7866
Dickens, Charles.- Our Mutual Friend. A Novel. Unchanged and Unabridged. Leisure Hour Library. Special Sextuple Number. Vol. III. No. 255. Aug. 10, 1889. New York. F. M. Lupton, Publisher. 1889. 96 pp. Folio. Illustrated Paper Covers. Leisure Hour Library. Each Number Contains a Complete, First Class Novel or Other Work by a Celebrated Author. Preface Printed at End.Published Weekly, by Subscription. Printed in Three Column Format. Covers Slightly Chipped at Edges and at Spine. Slight Browning of Page Edges. Overall, Very Good. Podeschi D136 & D137 for Others in This Series.
Price: $100.00

7963
Dickens, Charles.- The Nonesuch Dickens(Specimen Pages). London. Nonesuch Press. 1937. Blue Illustrated Paper-Covered Pamphlet, Sewn. First Edition. An advertising item. Some of the material from the Prospectus from the bound edition of "Nonesuch Dickensiana (Retrospectus and Prospectus) has been gathered in this pamphlet, which contains a sales offering for the set of Nonesuch Edition of Dickens, offering one of the plates of the original illustrations with each of the 877 sets (limited by the total number of original illustrations). Included is a specimen page from "Pickwick." Also, tucked in is a sales offering to the Limited Editions Club of New York. Very Good.
Price: $40.00

7867
Dickens, Charles.- Nicholas Nickelby. A Novel. Unchanged and Unabridged. Leisure Hour Library. Special Sextuple Number. Vol. III. No. 254. Aug. 3, 1889. New York. F. M. Lupton, Publisher. 1889. 96 pp. Folio. Illustrated Paper Covers. Leisure Hour Library. Each Number Contains a Complete, First Class Novel or Other Work by a Celebrated Author. Preface and Dickens' "Two Ghost Stories. I.- The Trial for Murder. II.- The Singnal (sic) Man." Printed at End. A Piracy. This Series Was Published Weekly, by Subscription. Printed in Three Column Format. Covers Slightly Chipped at Edges and at Spine. Slight Browning of Page Edges. Overall, Very Good. Podeschi D136 & D137 for Others in This Series.
Price: $100.00

7958
[Dickens, Charles].- Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "Boz." (Charles Dickens.) London W. Nicholson & Sons. N.D. 255 pp. + 1 p. Publ. Ads. 8vo. Red-Brown Illustrated and Decorated Cloth First Edition, as Such. Nicholsons' Standard Series. Not in VanderPoel or Gimbel Collections. Eckel's comments on the limited participation of Dickens in writing this work are taken by many to be authoritative. Grimaldi initially sketched it out and gave it to Wilks, who worked it up before selling it to Bentley. The latter hired Dickens to polish it. Besides doing some editing, Dickens wrote the introductory and, possibly, the final chapter. The "Memoirs" was first published in 1838 with Cruikshank illustrations. This edition, unrecorded and unlisted in Dickens or Circus bibliographies, probably dates from 1880-95. Eckel 152–55.
Price: $125.00

7865
Dickens, Charles.- Martin Chuzzlewit. A Novel. Unchanged and Unabridged. Leisure Hour Library. Special Sextuple Number. Vol. III. No. 253. July 27, 1889. New York. F. M. Lupton, Publisher. 1889. 96 pp. Folio. Illustrated Paper Covers. Leisure Hour Library. Each Number Contains a Complete, First Class Novel or Other Work by a Celebrated Author. Preface and Dickens' "the Child's Story" Printed at End. A Piracy. This Series Was Published Weekly, by Subscription. Printed in Three Column Format. Covers Slightly Chipped at Edges and at Spine. Slight Browning of Page Edges. Overall, Very Good. Podeschi D136 & D137 for Others in This Series.
Price: $100.00

8684
Dickens, Charles.- The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1844. 312 pp. (doublecolumn) 8vo. Disbound. Second American Edition (First Authorized Edition). Fourteen illustrations by "Phiz" (Hablot K. Browne). This edition of "Martin Chuzzlewit" was authorized by Dickens and was initially published serially in 7 monthly parts. Although this Harpers' volume is often given priority, the first American edition, published by Winchester, was likely a piracy. It appeared in 12 monthly issues in "The New World" magazine as a supplement. The publcation was discontinued after 12 issues, incomplete, because of lack of interest by the public, but the complete novel was then published reset from the serial publication by Winchester with an added title page and one-page preface. This publication beat the Harper's issue handily. Harper's consistently paid royalties to Dickens, who was infuriated by the piracy of his work by other American publishers. This piracy affected strongly Dickens' attitude toward America, as reflected in "American Notes" (also pirated in its 1st and in its 3rd American edition, the latter also by "The New World Press." "Chuzzlewit" is an underappreciated work with the American chapters added to enhance flagging sales of the serial publication and to make partial restitution to America for the attitudes conveyed in "American Notes." According to Wilkins, Harpers sold the serial parts chiefly through newsboy street vendors, who crowded into the store just before a part was issued to attend a speech of exhortation by Mr. James Harper. Disbound. Modest foxing, less than usual. Most plates quite clean. Else, Very Good. Wilkins, pp. 24–5. Edgar and Vail. pp.21–2. Podeshi, A73–74
Price: $275.00

7868
Dickens, Charles.- Dombey and Son. A Novel. Unchanged and Unabridged. Leisure Hour Library. Special Sextuple Number. Vol. III. No. 251. July 13, 1889. New York. F. M. Lupton, Publisher. 1889. 96 pp. Folio. Illustrated Paper Covers. Leisure Hour Library. Each Number Contains a Complete, First Class Novel or Other Work by a Celebrated Author. Preface Printed at End.Published Weekly, by Subscription. Printed in Three Column Format. Covers Slightly Chipped at Edges and at Spine. Slight Browning of Page Edges. Overall, Very Good. Podeschi D136 & D137 for Others in This Series.
Price: $100.00

7864
Dickens, Charles.- David Copperfield. A Novel. Unchanged and Unabridged. Leisure Hour Library. Special Sextuple Number. Vol. III. No. 252. July 20, 1889. New York. F. M. Lupton, Publisher. 1889. 96 pp. Folio. Illustrated Paper Covers. Leisure Hour Library. Each Number Contains a Complete, First Class Novel or Other Work by a Celebrated Author. Preface Printed at End. A Piracy. This Series Was Published Weekly, by Subscription. Printed in Three Column Format. Covers Slightly Chipped at Edges and at Spine. Slight Browning of Page Edges. Overall, Very Good. Podeschi D136 & D137 for Others in This Series.
Price: $100.00

8613
Dickens, Charles.- The Complete Works of Charles Dickens. Pickwick Papers. Two Volumes. Illustrated. New York. Harper & Brothers. N.D. 438 + 449 pp. Illustrations by "Phiz." 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. From later edition of Harper's Complete Works. A nice copy of "The Pickwick Papers" from a later Harper's edition of The Complete Works. Mild soiling and abrasion of covers. Dusty page edges. Else, Very Good.
Price: $40.00

7954
Dickens, Charles (attrib.) Hobbledehoy. A Poem in the "Portland Transcript. An Independent Family Journal of Literature, News, &c." Portland, Maine, Saturday, March 5, 1851. Volume XIV, Number 48, p.384 Portland, ME. Gould & Elwell 1851. First Edition, as Such. Allegedly A DickensPoem Appearing in a Weekly Newspaper from Maine. Prominently Placed on the Last Page. A Possible Piracy and/or Possibly the First American Edition of This Poem. Pending Identity of Its Source, It Is Not Clear that Dickens Himself Wrote It. According to Harry Stone, for "Household Words", for Example, It Appears that Dickens Himself Wrote Only One Poem ("Hidden Light", with Adelaide Anne Proctor) among the Many in the Nine Years of Publication. Other Interesting Items Include a Poem by Shelley, a Joke about the Atheism of Rhode Island. Hinge of Fold Is Cracked. Else, Very Good. Harry Stone, "Uncollected Writings from 'Household Words','' Vol. II. p. 511. 85 7952 Dickens, Charles .- Charles Dickens on His Recent Sickness. A Fly-Leaf in a Life. In the "Portland Transcript. An Independent Family Journal of Literature, Science, News, &c." Portland, Maine, June 19, 1869. Volume XXXIII, Number 12, pp. 92-3. Portland, ME. Elwell, Pickard & Co. 1869. First Edition, as Such. A Dickens Article Appearing in a Weekly Newspaper from Maine. A Likely Piracy and Possibly the First American Edition of This Story, Which Was Reprinted from "All the Year Round," Vol. New Series I, No. 25, May 22, 1869, pp. 589-591. The Original Was Entitled: "New Uncommercial Samples: A Fly-Leaf in Life." Podeschi Reports that This Story Was Omitted from All Editions of "The Uncommercial Traveler" until the "Gadshill Edition" of 1897–99, When the Remonstrance of John F. Dexter Led to the Reinsertion of This Story (No. 36) Where It Belonged and Resulting in the First, Absolutely Complete Edition of "UT.". Other Interesting Articles Include an "Original Temperance Story" Featured on p. 1 and a Letter from Correspondent A. J. G. in North Carolina: Overwhelmed by the Natural Resources of That Locale, He Wonders How It Could Have So Recently Harbored the Institution of Slavery. There is an Editorial on Boston, an Unfinished City Still in the Process of Major Construction as It Anticipates the Great Jubilee Celebrating the End of The Civil War. Note Is Taken of the Filling in of the Back Bay and the New Construction There, a Reminder of How Recently Boston Was Reclaimed from the Water and the Metropolis Developed. A Small Yellow Label of "GeoHDuncan 15sep69" Is Affixed. Very Good. Oppenlander, p. 219. Podeschi D140.
Price: $85.00

7857
Dickens, Charles.- Barnaby Rudge. Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard. 1849. 323 pp. 6to. Brown Publisher's Cloth. Later Issue of First American Edition. Illustrated by Cattermole, Browne ("Phiz"), and Sibson. Illustrated First Edition Title Page of 1842 with Title by "Boz," as Well as Cancel Title Page of 1849. Lea and Blanchard Issued the First American Edition in Parts in 1841. The Bound Volume of the First Edition Appeared in 1842 with the Especially Engraved "Boz" Title, as Included Here, Dated 1842 and with the Extra Illustrations by Francis Sibson. Double Columns. Engraving by Yeager. Ends of Spine and Corners Worn. Gilt Very Bright on Decorated Spine. Hinges Starting. Foxing and Browning of Prelims and Rear End paper. Otherwise a Bright and Tight Copy.
Price: $225.00

7805
Dickens, Charles. The Adventures of Oliver Twist. Boston. Fields, Osgood & Co. [1868] 438 pp. 8vo. Half Green Morocco with Marbled Boards. Decorated Spine. All Edges Marbled. Library Edition. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Vol. XII of The Library Edition of Works of Charles Dickens. The Illustrated Library Edition Was a Popular Set, Issued by Chapman & Hall from 1861 to 1874 and Long Remained in Print. Oliver Twist Was First Issued in This Edition in 1862. This American Edition was Likely Issued in the Period1868-1871, during the Publishing Partnership of Fields and Osgood. Fields Retired in 1871. This Copy Is Likely to Be an Early Copy, Since It Is Made Up with Signatures Printed by Virtue and Co. of London. Very Good. Slight Wear to Edges of Spine. Especially Good Illustrations. Not Foxed. Jarndyce, The Dickens Catalogue. Podeschi, D32.
Price: $100.00

8644
De Fontaine, F. G.- A Thousand Gems from Dickens. Comprising a Careful Selection of His Best Writings. Arranged in Subjects and in Alphabetical Order with a Complete Index. Designed for Fireside Half-Hour Readings. With Numerous Character Illustrations. New York. G. W. Dillingham, zSuccessor to G. W. Carleto & Co. . 1889 564 pp. Illustrated. Decorated orange publisher's cloth with gilt titling and portrait of Dickens on spine. T.e.g. Second American Edition Copyright 1883. A revised version of De Fontaines "Cyclopedia of the Best Thought of Charles Dickens." 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.. Minor wear at ends of spine and abrasion on back cover. Else Very Good to Near Fine.
Price: $125.00

8645
Bolton, H. Philip.- Dickens Dramatized. Boston. G. K. Hall & Co. 1987. 501 pp. 4to. Red Publisher's Cloth. First American Edition. Review and bibliography of the plays emanating from Dickens' novels, etc. A very useful compendium for texts, ephemera and pure bibliographic work on plays, TV productions and films by or about Charles Dickens. The First American Edition was simultaneous with the First English Edition.. Slight soiling and abrasions ofn covers. Otherwise, very clean and Very Good.
Price: $50.00

8600
Anonymous .- Redington's Characters in Oliver Twist. No.5. London. J. Redington. N.D. 1 p. Woodblock illustrations. 8vo sheet. Appears disbound. First Edition. Rather crudely done illustrations of some of the characters and scenes from Dickens' "Oliver Twist." Likely from an early edition of what is known from Podeschi as "Pollocks' Juvenile Drama. Oliver Twist, or the Parish Boy's Progress. A Drama. With Plates Adapted Only for Pollocks' Characters and Scenes" The address, at 73 Hoxton Street, in the Gimbel issue is the same as provided for Redington on this plate . Redington is likely to have been a predecessor of Pollocks. The plates were issued separately from the text of the play, which was claimed to be the only juvenile dramatization of Dickens' works. Even in Pollocks' edition, some of the plates retained the Redington attribution. No date is listed. Podeschi estimates ca.1860, while a similar production in the VanderPoel collection estimates the date to be ca. 1839. Lacks small chip from corner, not involvingtext or illustrations. Else, Very Good Podeschi C35. VanderPoel 109(1), (2), 110.
Price: $48.00

8001
Dickens, Charles.- The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1872. 351 pp. Green Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Illustrations and Lettering. First American Edition, as Such. 59 Illustrations by F. Barnard. Household Edition. Double column format. With 1868 Postscript by Dickens. Although simultaneous with and imitative of the Household Edition of Dickens by Chapman & Hall, this edition was completely reset by Harper & Brothers. Linear tear in margin of title page without involving text. Very Good. Podeschi D68.
Price: $110.00

8002
Dickens, Mamie.- My Father As I Recall Him. New York. E. P. Dutton & Company. 1898. 149 pp. Illustrated. Portrait Frontispiece. Quarter Imitation White Leather with Decorated Paper Covers. First Illustrated American Edition (Second American Edition). Reminiscences by Dickens' daughter, originally published by The Roxburghe Press. Inserted is a gift slip by "Leaner" with verse attesting to the value of "old" friendships. Hinges Cracked. Spine Chipped. Corners and Edges Bumped. covers soiled. Very Good Internally. Podeschi H138.
Price: $55.00

8027
Payn, James.- The Youth and Middle Age of Charles Dickens. (From Chambers's Journal). 50 Copies Printed. ? London. Privately Printed. 1883. Red Cloth with Gilt Title on Spine and Marbled End Papers. First Edition, as Such. An extract from Chambers's Journal of a long review of Forster's Life of Dickens. It is the author's opinion, widely shared, that Dickens' last American trip, while financially lucrative, was at the cost of his early death. Double column format.It is not clear where this was published and printed. Payn is also the author of literary recollections (including 2 chapters on Dickens) published in The Cornhill magazine and by Smith, Elder in 1884. Edges worn. Chip from front free end paper.
Price: $110.00

8028
Dexter, Walter.- The London of Dickens. New York. E. P. Dutton & Co. 1924 269 pp. 8vo. Red Publisher's Cloth with Yellow Cloth Spine and Printed Paper Labels. First American Edition. D.J. Fifteen walking tours of Dickens' London, with Topographic References to Dickens’ Writings.Two pages of publisher's ads for Dickensiana at rear. D.J. chipped and worn. Else, Very Good.
Price: $45.00

8059
Pemberton, T. Edgar.- Charles Dickens and the Stage. A Record of His Connection with the Drama as Playwright Actor and Critic. With New Portraits in Character of Miss Jennie Lee, Mr. Irving, nd Mr.Toole. London. George Redway. 1888. 260 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Half calf and marbled boards and end papers. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. First Edition. A beautiful copy of this classic on Dickens and the theatre. A lovely engraved bookplate of Charles W. Pilgrim, a physician-collector from Central Valley, N.Y. He is listed in Holden as collecting autographed books and association copies. By coincidence, we have his copy, separately obtained, of Dr. George Parkman's 1818 paper on insanity. Slight Wear at Corners and edges. Else, Near Fine. Holden, Private Book Collectors (1928), p. 22.
Price: $150.00

8061
Wilkins, William Glyde.- Charles Dickens in America. New York Charles Scribner's Sons. 1911. 318 pp. Illustrations and Portraits. 8vo. Purple Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Decorations and Lettering. First American Edition. A compilation of first hand accounts of Dickens' visits to America, edited by one of America's most prominent Dickensians. Fading and Slight Wear of Spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

8070
[Ephemera].- Advertisement and Order Form for "The Lombard Street Edition, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club." London. Henry Sotheran Ltd. N.D. [1939] 2 pp. Loose Sheet, Printed on Two Sides. First Edition. This Advertisement and Order Form Were Originally an Insert in the Spring Number, 1939, No. 250, of Volume XXXV of "The Dickensian." It Was an Ad. for the Remainder of the Facsimile Edition of "The Pickwick Papers" and Took Its Name from the Residence of Maria Beadnell. Very Good.
Price: $25.00

8071
[Ephemera].- Charles Dickens and Blundeston. A Tribute to the Immortal Memory of a Great Man. London. N.D. [1928] 8 pp. + Contribution Form and Envelope. Illustrated. Stapled Folder with Loose ContributionSheet and Preaddressed Envelope Tucked in. First Edition. This Brochure and Contribution Form Were Originally an Insert in the Autumn Number, 1928, No. 208, of Volume XXIV of "The Dickensian."The Solicitation, Primarily Directed to Members of the Dickens Fellowship, Was to Establish a Dickens Memorial at the Church in Blundeston, the Model for the Birthplace of David Copperfield. Very Good.
Price: $40.00

8072
Gorey, Edward.- The Haunted Tea Cozy. A Dispirited and Distasteful Diversion for Christmas. In "The New York Times Magazine." December 21, 1997, pp. 42–45. New York. The New York Times. 1997. 4 pp. Illustrated by Edward Gorey. Folio. Paper Wraps, as Issued. First Edition. A Parody of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Very Good.
Price: $50.00

8099
Dickens, Sir Henry F.- Memories of My Father. London. Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1928. 30 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Blue Publisher's Cloth. First Edition. One of only 250 copies on Unbleached Arnold Paper and signed by the author, the son of Charles Dickens. Pages uncut. Very Good.
Price: $200.00

8118
Dickens, Charles.- Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions. The Extra Christmas Number of All The Year Round, Conducted by Charles Dickens, for Christmas, 1865. London. Chapman & Hall. 1865. 48 pp. Blue Paper Wrappers, as Issued. First Edition. Ads on all covers except front. Edges of covers somewhat chipped. Stain on last gatherings. Else, Good. Dickens wrote Chapters I, VI, and VIII. Other authors include Rosa Mulholland, Charles Allston Collins, Hesba Stretton, George Walter Thornbury and Mrs. Gascoyne. VanderPoel B446, B454. Gimbel E18. Oppenlander, pp. 165–6.
Price: $130.00

8119
Dickens, Charles and Collins, Willkie.- No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. Being the Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round, Conducted by Charles Dickens, for Christmas, 1867. London. Chapman & Hall. 1867 48 pp. 8vo. Blue Paper Wraps, as Issued. First Edition. Ads on all covers except front. Publisher's Ads for "The Moonstone" in ATYR and the "Charles Dickens" Edition of Mr. Dickens's Works on Front Cover. Dickens wrote "The Overture," parts of Acts I & IV, and all of Act III. Very Good. VanderPoel B458, B446. Gimbel, E20. Oppenlander, p.196.
Price: $145.00

8135
Dickens, Charles.- The Boys of Dickens Retold New York. McLoughlin Brothers. N.D. 139 pp. Illustrated. 4to. Illustrated Tan Publisher's Cloth. First Edition as Such. A child's reading book of Dickens classics. Very Good.
Price: $40.00

8136
Dickens, Charles.- Holly Berries from Dickens. Boston. DeWolfe Fiske & Co. 1898 139 pp. Illustrated. 4to. Illustrated Padded Silk Covered Boards. First Edition as Such. A series of aphorisms and quotations from Dickens ' work, arranged for daily reading over 31 days. Some soiling of white silk covers. Else,Very Good.
Price: $35.00

8137
Dickens, Charles.- Charles Dickens's New Christmas Story. Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings. New York. Harper & Brothers 1863 46 pp. + Publisher's Ads. Illustrated. 4to. White Printed Paper Wraps, as Issued. First American Edition. Owners Signature: "Mrs. Charlotte Johnson. Dec.26/63." In double column format.First separate edition, having also appeared simultaneously in "All the Year Round." Very Good. VanderPoel B450.
Price: $150.00

8145
Dickens, Charles.- Our Mutual Friend. With Illustrations. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1865. 350 pp. + Publisher's Ads. 8vo. Brown publisher's cloth. First Authorized American Edition. One Volume, two Column Format. Portrait frontispiece engraved in wood by Bobbet-Hooper after a photograph of 1850. The illustrations were also re-engraved on wood after the original edition illustrations by Marcus Stone (incorrectly identified as Luke Fildes by Wilkins). Harper & Brothers purchased advanced proofs of this novel for £1000 and published them originally in their magazine starting in 1864, while they were being published in England in Dickens' conventional 19 (20) parts from May, 1864 to November, 1865. The same illustrations were used in this bound volume as in Harper's Magazine. The 2-volume edition was published only in wraps. Another edition, published by John Bradburn, sequentially from the serial parts in four volumes, beginning in 1864. Rebacked with old back laid down, professionally. Edges of covers worn. Else, Very Good. Wilkins, p. 32. Eckel, p. 96. Gimbel A151-3. VanderpPoel B269(2).
Price: $300.00

8146
Dickens, Charles.- The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. A New Edition, with Numerous Illustrations, by Sam Weller, Jr. and Alfred Crowquill, Esq. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea and Blanchard. 1838. 388 pp. 8vo (6to.) Half Black Morocco with Greenish Gray Cloth Covered Boards. Ruled in Blind with Gilt RUles, Filets and Lettering on Spine. Binder's Blind Stamp on Front Free End Paper: "E. Walker & Sons / Book Binders / New York." First Illustrated American Edition. Seven Illustrations by "Alfred Crowquill" (Alfred Henry Forrester), 12 by "Sam Weller, Jr." One title page by each. All engraved on steeel by J. Yeager. This is the first illustrated American work by Dickens, preceded only by the five volume unillustrated edition published by Carey, Lea and Blanchard hard on the publication of each cluster of four parts. Several of these five volumed preceded the English publication of "Pickwick" in bound form and Volume One, issued in only 1500 copies because of the unknown qualities of the author, is very scarce, indeed. No ads (perhaps removed by the binder). Foxing and browning, as expected. Edges of a few pages repaired and some plates backed. Else, Very Good. A remarkably good copy of a fragile and uncommon item. Wilkins, p.8. Gimbel A23.
Price: $950.00

8189
Dickens, Charles (Editor).- Home and Social Philosophy: or, Chapters on Every-day Topics. From "Household Words," Edited by Charles Dickens. Second Series. New-York. George P. Putnam. 1852. 234 pp. 12mo. Half Morocco with Cloth Covered Boards. All edges marbled. First Edition. Putnam's Library for the People. (Issued in Wraps as Number XV in "Putnam's Semi-Monthly Library for Traveller's and the Fireside."). Selections from "Household Words," including "Three 'Detective' Anecdotes." Leather worn with hinges crackedd. Else a tight and Very Good copy of a scarce item. Podeschi (Gimbel) D15. VanderPoel B561.
Price: $175.00

8210
Garland, Mrs. Adelaide H. and Others.- By-Laws of the All Around Dickens Club with a List of the Officers and Members. Boston. Privately Printed. 1895-96. 36 pp. 8vo. Green Printed Paper Wraps. First Edition. A club of women interested in the work and life of Charles Dickens. founded by Mrs. Adelaide H. Garland in 1894, the club was incorporated in 1895 and federated in 1896. Therer is a list of names and addresses of the members, as well as the officers, general meeting informationas well as the programs of the current year's meetings. the club flower was the scarlet geranium, dickens favorite flower. Honorary members include a veritable Who's Who of Dickensians and family members of Dickens. The pamphlet ends with the intimate President's Address. The organization was likely a predecessor of the Dickens Fellowship. Very Good.
Price: $75.00

8234
[Cigarette Photo Card] Charles Dickens. Author of "David Copperfield" and Many Other Famous Novels. Born 7 Feb., 1812. Died 9 June, 1870. Ogden's Guinea Gold Cigarettes. N.D. Photographs of famous people in all professions were included with cigarette packages at the turn of the 19th-20th Century. This is an excellent photograph of Dickens. Near Fine.
Price: $75.00

8235
Dickens, Charles (Editor).- Lbrary of Entertaining Miscellanies. Vol II. Home Philosophy. Complete in One Volume.(Cancel Title, Sewn to Original Title: Home and Social Philosophy: or, Chapters on Every-day Topics. From "Household Words," Edited by Charles Dickens. First and Second Series, Complete in One Volume. 1852.). New-York. G. P. Putnam and Company. 1853. (1852) Pages [1–9] 10–264,10–234. 12mo. Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Decorated Spine. First Edition. From Putnam's Popular Library. Selections from "Household Words," including "Three 'Detective' Anecdotes." Chip from Spine near Head. Spine Gilt Fading. Mild Foxing and Browning of Preliminary Pages and Stain on pp.24–29. Slight looseningof First Gathering of Volume I. Else, Very Good. A very nice copy of a fragile item. Podeschi (Gimbel), D14, D15.
Price: $250.00

8253
Dickens, Charles.- The Writings of Charles Dickens with Critical and Bibliographical Introductions and Notes by Edwin Percy Whipple and Others. Illustrated with Steel Portraits and Engravings from the Original Designs by Browne, Cruikshank[,] Leech, and Others. In Thirty-Two Volumes. Boston. Houghton, Mifflin and Company (The Riverside Press). 1894. 8vo. Green Publisher's Cloth with Brown Leather Labels and Gilt lettering. Royal Blue End Papers. T.E.G. First Edition in This Format. "Standard Library Edition." A wonderful edition with a sketch of Dickens' life, innumerable letters, "minor" writings, all the Christmas writings,etc. Very beautiful steel engravings with attributions for all the Dickens portraits and photographs. Includes the Dickens Dictionary as Vol. XXXII. Minor chipping of labels. A few minor scratches. Else, a Near Fine set of "The Inimitable's" Works.
Price: $1,200.00

8257
Dickens, Charles.- Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. (Boz.) With Twenty-Five Illustrations, from Designs by Phiz and Cruikshank. In Two Volumes. Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson. [185_?). 2 pl.,19–254; 2 pl.,255–488 pp. + 6pp. Publ. Ads. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Superbly Reengraved by A. Dick. 8vo. Brown Publisher's Cloth. First American Edition of the Works of Charkes Dickens. Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition of the Complete Works of Charles Dickens. "Boz." A very nice copy of "Oliver Twist" from the first American Collected Works begun in 1851 by T. B. Peterson, who had bought the plates of Dickens' work from [Carey,] Lea & Blanchard, Harper & Brothers, et al. This volume must have been published in 1856 or earlier, since the publisher's ads promise a great 1857 edition of Peterson's Magazine. The novel begins with the phraseology of the very first three-volume edition of "Oliver Twist" but carries the substitute for the Fireside Plate of Oliver and Rose Maylie. Lacks the plate "Mr. Claypole as He Appeared When His Master Was Out," but has a final unrecorded (not in Cohn) plate by Cruikshank (and Dick) entitled "Saint Anthony." An interesting bookplate from 1881 records the testamentary disposition of these volumes. Although the title calls for 25 illustrations by Phiz & Cruikshank, the list of illustrations calls for, and the books deliver, only the customary number of 24 plates by Cruikshank. Wear to edges of spines. Minimal foxing and stains. The plates are generally very bright. A Very Good copy of a fragile item. Wilkins, pp. 13–15,.44
Price: $275.00

8355
[Engraving] Baroness Angela Burdett Coutts. New York. Johnson, Wilson & Co. 1874. 1 p. Image: 5 1/4" x 7" Disbound from a volume. First Edition An engraving after a photograph of Dickens' close friend and partner in many charities, including the Home for Fallen Women. A member of the illustious banking family, whose bank remains active today. Moderate foxing and staining of margins, but image remains unaffected.
Price: $35.00

8359
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. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1868. Frontispiece Portrait of Dickens and Illustrations by John Gilbert, G. G. White and Sol Eytinge. 8vo. Bound Volume in Black Half Leather with Brown Cloth Covered Boards and Marbled End Papers. First Edition. 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 Ex libris. Hinges cracking. Leather worn at spine and corners. Else, Very Good. Wilkins, p.34. Podeschi (Gimbel) E154; G211
Price: $300.00


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