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5660
Dickens], [Charles.- Sketches by Boz. Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. London. Chapman and Hall. 1865. Frontispiece by George Cruikshank. An 1865 Reisssue of the "Cheap Edition," first republished in 1850. 303 pp. 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.
Price: $160.00

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. Illustrated Second Edition. 152 pp. 8vo. First Edition was published in 1868. A loving description of Dickens's Readings in America in 1867-68. She reviews the readings of Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, Little Dombey, Doctor Marigold, Boots of the Holly Tree Inn, Mr. Bob Sawyer's Party and the Trial Scene from Pickwick Papers. Her final assesment of Dickens, in a note entitled "Exeunt Omnes", has not been surpassed. Ex libris. Library markings and residua. Slight wear at ends of spine and corners. Else, Very Good.
Price: $155.00

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

11384
Dickens, Charles.- American Notes for General Crculation. In The New World&, Park Benjamin, Editor. Extra Series, Number 32, 23 (sic). Volume II, Number 8, 9.

New York, November, 1842. First American Edition. New-York. J. Winchester. 1842. 46 pp. + 2 pp. editorials (p. 47) and publisher╒s ads. (unmarked p. 48. (variant). 4to. Dark brown printed paper wraps. Sewn. Double column. First American Edition (so stated, but ?)). Third American Edition, according to Vail, after Harper & Brothers and Brother Jonathan (all in November).Wilkins credits Brother Jonathan edition, but Podeschi credits Harper╒s. Vail, p.21. Not in Podeschi . Carr/ Vanderpoel B477 (2). Wilkins, p. 22╨4. Not in Collins, NCBEL III, 821╨2 A notorious piracy of American Notes by Winchester in a double number of a supplement to ╥The New World╙. With publications in the same month, it is uncertain whether this, the Brother Jonathan or the Harper╒s publication was first. Carr identifies 2 variants (? priority). This variant includes the wraps and an editorial ╥An Appeal to the Reading Public╙ which is a diatribe against British publishers (and - implied - Charles Dickens) because of their objections to such piracies as this and to America╒s failures to honor international copyright. Lacks rear cover. Front cover detached and tucked in, but lacks 1/3 from upper left, with tears and chips from edges. Light foxing. Else Very Good.
Price: $800.00

11258
[Carte de Visite].- A Portrait of Charles Dickens. London. Mason and Co. [1867]. Photograph. First Edition. 1 p. 2-1/2” x 4” Loose card. Podeschi H1199. A carte de visite consisting of a photograph of Charles Dickens, taken from the left, but full face, showing his head, collar and lapels. Appears identical to an 1867 carte de visite recorded in Podeschi, the Gimbel Collection. Bears the imprint of Mason and Co., London photographers responsible for a series of Dickens photographs, dating from 1865–67.
Price: $225.00

11263
[Carte de Visite]. Photograph of a Bust.- Charles Dickens. New Bedford, MA. Charles Taber & Co. N.D. [1845–67] Photograph laid down on card, with clipped corners. First Edition. 1 p. 2-9/16” W x 4-3/16” H Unbound. Page, A. Dickens Chronology, 1988. John Albee, Henry Dexter, Sculptor: A Memorial. Privately published, 1898. Charles Taber Obituary, NY Times, November 18, 1887. An American carte de visite showing a photograph of a bust of a young Charles Dickens, certainly close to the age on his first visit to America in 1842 and not at all related to his later visit in 1867. The bust is in plaster and sits on a small table or stand covered in a damask type of textile in the Victorian fashion. The photograph is an albumen print. Dickens is displayed wearing a toga-like dress.The verso is imprinted with the name “Charles Dickens” and the publisher Charles Taber & Co., New Bedford, MA. While the bust was sculpted in 1842, many copies were sold near the time of Dickens’s second visit to America in 1867 (Albee). It is possible that this carte de visite was made and sold near the time of this 2nd visit, as well, for Dickens included New Bedford on his reading tour in 1867 on March 27. The bust is almost certainly the one sculpted by Henry Dexter (1806–70) from life, begun on January 26, 1842. Dickens sat for Dexter beginning on the day after he began his sitting for the painter Francis Alexander, the completed painting now in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Both sittings took place in Boston. Dexterwas a young protegé of Alexander and may even have been recommended by Alexander for this commission. Dexter was the first American professional sculptor. He began as a blacksmith but soon took to art studies and sculpture. Many of his works were completed in marble as well as plaster, but not this one (Albee, 1898) Mrs. Dickens admired the sculpture and requested a casting of the sculpture. One copy is said to sit at the Dickens House Museum in London. A report of the sitting for Dexter is described by Dickens’s American Secretary, George P. Putnam, in the October, 1870 Atlantic Monthly (Vol. 26, pp. 476–482). The publisher of the carte de visite is Charles Taber & Co. of New Bedford, MA. Charles Taber (1822–87), of a prominent Quaker family in New Bedford, was a graduate of Haverford College; he joined his father in the book trade about 1843 and later became a photographer. In 1865 he introduced the ambrotype to his public (NY Times). His firm became “manufacturing photographers” in 1862, later specializing in art photography. Taber was a very successful merchant in many businesses, including whaling. An uncommon item. Very Good.
Price: $350.00

11264
Dickens, Charles.- Who Can He Possibly Be? From All the Year Round. in The Hartford Weekly Times,Vol. XLVI, No. 2359, Saturday, March 8, 1862, p. 1. Hartford, CT. [A. E. Burr]. 1862. First Edition. 4 pp. Large Fo. Unbound newspaper issue. The Hartford Weekly Times was a prominent newspaper in Connecticut from 1847–97, an outgrowth of the Hartford Times, 1837–46. A pirated Dickens tale, published in a Hartford newspaper and identified (incorrectly) as from All the Year Round, Dickens’s magazine at that time. In fact the original title is “Horatio Sparkins” and it is from “Tales” from Sketches by Boz and was originally published in February, 1834. The article has also been edited, with shortening, especially of the beginning. It does lose, by this editing, some of the humor of one of the best sketches in Dickens’s early work. The style, however, is inimitable. This issue of the newspaper includes reports of battle in the Civil War and many articles on the issues of the conflict, as well as reprints of Washington’s “Farewell Address” and excerpts from Andrew Jackson’s “Farewell Address”. Most notably, however, there is a reprint of Jefferson Davis’s first address to the Congress of the Confederate States of America after his inauguration. In this, Davis expresses optimism about the expected success of the South, regrets for Southern casualties, the need to develop technologies in the South to develop newer instruments of warfare on sea and land, and a need for the CSA Congress to move on with formation of a Supreme Court in line with their new Constitution. A very rich issue, indeed. Folded. Tiny pinhole though confluence of the major folds with no loss. Slight browning at edges. Mild soiling. Slight fraying at leading edge. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

11163
[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. 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), is the most desirable of all cigarette cards, along with the Second Series of 25 cards (Card Nos. 26_50) in its First Edition, the latter group issued, also ca.1912, 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). Near Fine.
Price: $115.00

10879
[Sheet Music]. Stange, Stanislaus (Words), and Jukian Edwards (Music).- Dollie Varden. Dick. (Song). New York. M. Witmark & Sons. 1901. First Edition. 5 pp. Small Fo. Printed and decorated paper wraps. A parodic version of Dickens’s “Dolly Varden”, as invented by him, in a turn of the 20th century popular comic opera. Among publisher’s ads on back cover is a listing of the various songs published separately for this “Dainty Comic Opera … as produced by the Lulu Glaser Opera Co.”. There were Broadway productions of this opera from 1902 to 1903. Hugh “Stanislaus Strange (1862–1917), librettist and lyricist. Born in Liverpool, he came to America in 1881 and embarked on a career of acting and playwriting. His biggest success was his dramatization of the novel ‘Quo Vadis’ (1900). However, Stange was most in demand as a lyricist and librettist, working often with Julian Edwards. At least eighteen of his musicals reached New York, among them ‘Madeleine’ (1895), Brian Boru (1896) ‘The Wedding Day’ (1897), ‘The Jolly Musketeer“ (1898), and his best work, ‘When Johnny Comes Marching Home’ (1902). he enjoyed his longest run with his adaptation of Oscar Straus’s Viennese favorite, ‘The Chocolate Soldier’ (1909), which he also directed” (Answers. Com). Julian Edwards (1855–1910) was an English composer; he studied with Oakeley and Macfarren and was Kappelmeister at Londoner Covent Garden Opera and was “conductor of the Carl Rosa Opera Company. In 1888 James C. Duff brought him to New York and produced his first show to reach Broadway, Jupiter (1892). Between that premiere and his death eighteen years later he wrote the scores for seventeen New York musicals. Among the best received or more interesting were King René's Daughter (1893), Madeleine (1895), The Goddess of Truth (1896), The Wedding Day (1897), The Jolly Musketeer (1898), Princess Chic (1900), Dolly Varden (1902), When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1902), Love's Lottery (1904), and The Girl and the Wizard (1909). Although none of his music remains popular, he was highly respected in his own time, and his work was sufficiently admired to lure such stars as Lillian Russell, Jefferson De Angelis, Della Fox, Christie MacDonald, and Lulu Glaser.” (Answers.com) He died in New York. A very uncommon bit of Dickensiana.
Price: $175.00

8981
Orwell, George.- Dickens, Dali & Others. Studies in Popular Culture. New York. Reynal & Hitchcock. 1946. First Edition. 243 pp. Small 8vo. Tan publisher's cloth. D.J. A series of literary esays in Orwell's direct and iconoclastic style. Succinct and pointed, he gives his innovative and incisive view of literary figures in a sometimes shocking way. Orwell often asks questions others did not think of, yet questions that are relevant and helpful in fleshing out the character of literary exercises. We often wish we had thought to ask these questions first. The long essay on Dickens is the most significant, especially when Orwell examines Dickens' attitudes toward the working (proletarian) class, toward religion and toward social amelioration. A most revealing book! D.J. shows chipping at ends of spine and at front corners. Else, a Very Good copy.
Price: $85.00

10589
[Exhibition Ticket].- The Dickens-Irving Centenary 1838–1938. Combination Ticket $1.50. New York. Historic Arts Gallery. 1938. First Edition. 1 p. 3 1/16” H x 6 3/4” W. Stoker, Bram, “Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving”, Macmillan, 1906, pp.281–2. Percy Fitrzgerald, “Henry Irving. A Record of Twenty Years at the Lyceum”, Chapman & Hall, 1893, pp. 41–2. International Movie Database, on Internet. A ticket to the Dickens-Irving Centenary Exhibition, held at the Hotel Astor in Times Square, New York, in 1938. Signed boldly in ink by Florence Hamilton (not identified, but possibly the actress in early films of 1917, “The Cigarette Girl”, “The Moral Code”, “The Accomplice”)). Complete with two stubs, one for admission and one to be exchanged for a choice of refreshments. Charles Dickens (1812–1870), though older than Henry Irving (née John Henry Brodribb of Cornish extraction)(1838–1906), but himself a talented actor, admired Irving greatly, according to Dickens’s son Sir Henry Dickens. The son wrote to Bram Stoker (Henry Irving’s assistant and biographer, author of “Dracula”, etc.) in 1906 expressing his late father’s admiration, especially after seeing Irving in Dickens’s “Hunted Down” at St. James’s Theatre in 1866 (produced by Dion Boucicault). This confirms an earlier report by Charles Dickens, Jr., as noted in Percy Fitzgerald’s biography of Irving. Other Dickens roles of Irving include parts in “Oliver Twist”, “Cricket on the Hearth”, “David Copperfield”, etc. Charles Dickens, Jr. alleged that he collaborated “with Boucicault on a dramatic version of ‘Drood’ to feature Henry Irving as Jasper”, but they were forced to discontinue their efforts (Cox 853). Irving had played the dramatic title role in “Le Juif Polonais” (Cox 1765), a play which may have had an influence on Dicken’s plot or ideas for “Drood”, though it is not clear that Dickens had seen the play. Irving had early in his stage career adopted the last name after Wahington Irving. Slight yellowing of right edge. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $175.00

10584
Dickens, Charles.- “Works”. Four Volumes from Peterson’s Cheap Edition for the Millions, Bound Together, including Bleak House, Little Dorrit, No Thoroughfare (with Wilkie Collins), Hunted Down; and Other Reprinted Pieces. Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson & Brothers. N.D. [ca. 1865-70] Bleak House illustrated by Lossing-Barritt. Hunted Down illustrated with unsigned woodcuts. Others unillustrated. Early American Editions. 338 , 317, 66, 176 pp. + 1 p. publisher’s ads in each of the first two volumes. 8vo. Green three quarters morocco on 4 bands. Green marbled paper covered boards. Double column format. Red speckled edges. See Podeschi D40 for “Peterson’s Cheap Edition for the Millions”. Groce and Wallace, p. 404, for Lossing and Barritt. Hamilton, 525 Several volumes from one of the earliest sets of Dickens’s “Works” in America, bound together. There may have been 37 volumes published (28 are listed on the Peterson ads bound here with “Bleak House” and “Little Dorrit”). Probably from the wraps issues, which appeared in greyish pink (buff, according to Peterson) wraps. Podeschi, for this edition, reports that “a few of the works … derive from Blanchard and Lea’s editions of the individual titles, most of the long novels were reset by Peterson”. The publisher continues to claim that he had paid Charles Dickens for use of the proof sheets to produce his original publications. Benson J. Lossing (1813–91) and William Barritt (1822–?) were wood engravers in New York, 1847–69. Lossing was very productive with his works on American history and biography. Front hinge starting interna lly. Slight wear at hinges and corners. Pages of Little Dorrit slightly tanned. Minimal foxing. Illustrations and text Very Good.
Price: $875.00

5684
Glover, Stephen.- [Sheet Music]. What Are the Wild Waves Saying? Duett between Paul and Florence in "Dombey and Son." New York. Wm. Hall & Son. N.D. (ca. 1848) First Edition. 5 pp. Fo. Sheet Music, removed. Self wraps with engraved decoreated titling. Podeschi H765. VanderPoel D20.7. Fisher, 150 Yrs.Music Publ. America, p.99. Lightwood, p.175. A ballad written to the dialogue of the central metaphor of Dickens' Dombey and Son. Dated from the address and name of the publisher. Podeschi also gives an 1848 attribution. Foxing. Slight browning of pages. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

10325
Dexter, Walter.- Mr. Pickwick's Pilgrimages. New York. Haskell House Publishers Ltd. 1972. Illustrated. Reprint Edition. 224 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth. Gilt titling on spine. Podeschi H130 (for 1st American edition). The Haskell House reprint of one of Dexter's best commentaries on the works of Charles Dickens, here a commentary on topological aspects of the "Pickwick Papers". The original edition was published by Chapman & Hall in London in 1926, with the First American Edition in 1927 by Lippincott. Very Good +.
Price: $55.00

10347
Dickens, Charles.- The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Containing a Faithful Account of the Fortunes, Misfortunes, Uprisings, Downfallings and Complete Career of the Nickleby Family. Edited by "Boz". With Illustrations by "Phiz." Reproduced in Facsimile from the Original Monthly Parts of 1838-9 with an Essay by Michael Slater and Extra Illustrations. Two Volumes.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1982. First Edition, in this facsimile format. 624 pp. + many pages of ads, illustrations, etc. 8vo. Illustrated stiff paper wraps. A facsimile of the edition in parts of "Nicholas Nickleby" including the ads and illustrations. A wonderful production that was available only briefly, with an essay by Michael Slater. Very Good .
Price: $35.00

10387
Dickens, Charles.- Sikes and Nancy. A Reading by Charles Dickens. Reprinted from a Copy of the Privately Printed Edition, Formerly in the Collection of Sir Henry Irving. With an Introduction and a General Bibliography of the Reading Editions by John Harrison Stonehouse. London. Henry Sotheran & Co. 1921. Frontispiece images of Dickens in the roles. Copy # 129 of a Limited Edition of 275 copies (250 for sale), signed for Henry Sotheran (? by Stonehouse). 57 pp. + 1 p. publisher's ad for Reading Edition of David Copperfield. 8vo. Blue green paper covered boards with printed paper label on spine. Has an engraved note from Sotheran with compliments and two copies of erratum slip. Useful bibliography of the reading editions of Dickens. Mild sunning of upper sixth of front cover and spine. Mild wear at ends of spine. Pages uncut and untrimmed. Minor chipping at edges of label. Else Very Good, especially for such a fragile item.
Price: $125.00

10407
Mack. E.- [Sheet Music]. Dolly Varden Quadrille. Schottisch. Philadelphia. Lee & Walker. 1872. Cover lithograph by T. Sinclair & Son of Philadelphia. First Edition. 6 pp. Fo. Illustrated paper wraps with colorful impression of Dolly Varden and of other women similarly dressed and coiffed. Disbound. Not in Lightwood ("C.D. and Music"), Podeschi or Miller ("The Dickens Student & Collector"). America on Stone, pp.367-9. Music to celebrate the famous and popular style-setting coquette of Dickens' "Barnaby Rudge." In 1875 Lee & Walker was bought out by Oliver Ditson of Boston. Thomas Sinclair (d. 1881), a prize-winning lithographer, is famous for his Civil War scenes, particularly of Andersonville Prison and for his fashion plates. "Dolly Varden" is in the spirit of the latter. The original art work is by Cluver (?), almost illegible on the stone. Slight browning of page edges. Mild foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10211
Canning, Albert S[tratford] G[eorge].- Dickens Studied in Six Novels. First Edition. Pages 176 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's ads.8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and decoration on front cover and spine. T.e.g. First Edition. Frontispiece portrait of author. VanderPoel D59. Cox 772, 773. NCBEL III 839. Not in Podeschi. A critical review of some of Dickens' work by one who knew him personally. Chapter on "Edwin Drood". Canning, an acquaintance of Dickens, writes a literary critique of Dickens through an analysis of six novels. These include "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," which he admires greatly. As Cox notes, Canning respects Dickens' religious motives, as revealed in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Bookplate on front pastedown and owner's signature on front free end paper. Minor foxing of preliminaries. Mild wear at ends of spine and corners. Else, Very Good. London. T. Fisher Unwin. 1912.
Price: $55.00

8424
Field, Kate.- Pen Photographs of Charles Dickens's Readings. Taken from Life. New and Enlarged Edition, with Illustrations. Second Edition. Pages 152 pp.8vo. Second Edition. Illustrated First Edition was published in 1868. A loving description of Dickens's Readings in America in 1867-68. She reviews the readings of Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, Little Dombey, Doctor Marigold, Boots of the Holly Tree Inn, Mr. Bob Sawyer's Party and the Trial Scene from Pickwick Papers. Her final assesment of Dickens, in a note entitled "Exeunt Omnes", has not been surpassed. Ex libris. Library markings and residua. Slight wear at ends of spine and corners. Else, Very Good. Boston. James R. Osgood and Company. 1871.
Price: $155.00

10303
Field, Kate.- Pen Photographs of Charles Dickens's Readings, Taken from Life. By Kate Field, Photographer. First Edition. Pages 38 pp.8vo. Tan printed paper wraps. Double column format. First Edition. A loving description of Dickens's readings in America in 1867-68 by an American admirer. She reviews the readings of Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, Little Dombey, Doctor Marigold, Boots of the Holly Tree Inn, Mr. Bob Sawyer's Party and the Trial Scene from Pickwick Papers. Her final assesment of Dickens, in a note entitled "Exeunt Omnes", has not been surpassed. Uncommon in First Edition. Ex libris. Modest library stamp on front cover and title page. Wear at ends of spine with loss of lower one third of paper spine. Owner's signature on cover: S. M. Cunningham. Few small chips from edges. Else, Very Good. Boston. Loring, Publisher. 1868.
Price: $195.00

10302
[Tavener, Henry Thomas, and Hotten, John Camden].- Charles Dickens: The Story of His Life. By the Author of the "Life of Thackeray." With illustrations and Facsimiles. First American Edition Pages 110 pp. With Appendix & 2 pp. publisher's ads.8vo. Printed paper wraps with vignette of Bleak House on cover and on title page. Double column format. Stab sewn. First American Edition Illustrated. Frontispiece engraving of Dickens as Captain Bobadil and a facsimile of his handwritin and portrait of Dickens from a drawing by D'Orsay Podeschi H443. VanderPoel E2. NCBEL III, 828, This work has been attributed to Theodore Taylor, a pseudonym for John Camden Hotten (1832-73). It was actually by Tavener (see "Prelimiinary", p.7). It has also been attributed to Joseph Grego (1843-1908) and William Moy Thomas (1828-1910) (see OCLC, World Cat entry). This is a hasty biography of Dickerns, done within a few weeks of his unexpected death. Signed on front free end paper by former owner: "J. H. W. Tooley, Chelsea, Mass. 1881." Also laid down on front free end paper is a letter to the editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser, apparently from July 21, 1870, defending a minister who had preached against Dickens, and who had been attacked for it in the press. This letter writer supports Diuckens, but also the minister's right to express an honestly held opinion. The "Preliminary" is dated 29th June , 1870. Publisher's ads and forthcoming issue of Harper's Monthly dated September 1870. George Sala's long obituary biography in the Daily Telegraph of London on 10 June 1870, one day after Dickens' death, was promptly expanded by Sala and published also in 1870 on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, rivalling this primarily literary biography by Taverner. Stain on front cover. Slightly dog-eared at corners. Else. Very Good. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1870.
Price: $300.00

5576
Dickens, Charles Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation. 2 Vols. The First American Edition was by Wiley and Putnam in 1847-8, then Lea and Blanchard. This edition by Harpers in 2 Volumes with blue cloth matches their 1852 edition of "David Copperfield," and is uniform with Harper's other Dickens works from the early 1850's. Wilkins 25-29. It also was a reissue of the 1848 John Wiley Edition with a Harpers title page. Early American Edition Wilkins. Gimbel A107. Staining of covers. Some foxing and browning of the plates. Wear at edges of spine and boards. Original binding error in Volume II, where a second signature #13 has been substituted for signature #6, which is lacking (pp. 97-120). Else, Very Good. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1852
Price: $125.00

5611
Dickens, Charles.- The Earliest Letters of Charles Dickens (Written to his Friend Henry Kolle)The Dickens-Kolle Letters Supplemental to the letters from Charles Dickens to Maria Beadnell. Dickens was a friend of Kolle, who was to marry the sister of Maria Beadnell, Dickens' youthful enamorata. These early letters precede, in some cases, the letters from Dickens to Ms. Beadnell. They were generally unknown as they passed through a private purchase by Augustin Daly, the theatrical producer, and later by auction to Harry B. Smith. While the letters shed some light on the love affair between Dickens and Maria Beadnell (Kolle was the go-between during the affair), they are more important in showing Dickens' epistolary content and style in his youth. Limited Edition of 483 copies for the members ofthe Society. 100 extra presentation copies printed for Harry B. Smith. Foxed and Boxed. Else, Very Good. Boston. The Bibliophile Society. Printed by the University Press, Cambridge, MA. 1910
Price: $160.00

10064
Dickens, Charles.- The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With Illustrations by "Phiz." New York. J. Van Amringe. 1840. 624 pp. Fontispiece portrait engraving by Dick. of the Lawrence portrait of Dickens. 19 other engraved plates by Phiz. 8v0. Light purplish brown publisher's cloth, embossed in the blind, with gilt titling on spine. Third Edition (so stated). An unrecorded very early American edition of "Nicholas Nickleby" with a very unusual New York imprint. It may be an early piracy. The plates are beautifully done after Phiz on a yellowish paper seen occasionally in other early American editions of Dickens. This publication follows in time the Lea and Blanchard editions of 1839; and the Colyer edition, also of 1839 (see Edgar and Vail). It seems to coincide with the Turney one-volume edition (but the Turney has only 2 plates) (Podeschi A46) or the Bixby publication seen by Edgar and Vail in its Fourth Edition of 1842. The page numbers and larger complement of plates correspond with Bixby's 624 pp. and 21 plates. Nor is it clear if this is a "Third Edition" for this imprint, for such notations for piracies are unreliable. Much wear to cover, especially to ends of spine, corners and edges. Mild foxing in text and at edges of illustrations. Occasional browning and offsetting of textual pages. Mildly shaken. Gilt worn on spine. Else, Very Good. Not in Podeschi (but, see A42–47), NCBEL III, VanerPoel, Wilkins or Edgar & Vail (but see pp. 18–19). Not in American Imprints, nor in NUC. New York. J. Van Amringe. 1840.
Price: $600.00

10029
Dickens Charles.- The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Edited by Arthur J. Cox. Introduction by Christopher Hibbert. London. The Folio Society. 1982. 251 pp. 8vo. One quarter green publisher's cloth. Decorated paper covered boards. Gilt titling and decoration on spine. Top edge stained grey to match paper covering boards. Green slipcase. First Edition as Such Illustrated by Charles Keeping. A very good modern edition of "Drood". A nice production. Book dealer's tag (Australia) on front pastedown. As New in similar slipcase. London. The Folio Society. 1982.
Price: $34.00

10060
Dickens, Charles.- Our Mutual Friend. With Illustrations. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1865. 350 pp. + Publisher's Ads. 8vo. Brown publisher's cloth, embossed in the blind. Gilt titling on the spine. 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. Covers worn (especially at ends of spine, edges and corners) and stained. Title page detached. Minor foxing. Despite unattractive cover appearance, all else is Good+ to Very Good. Wilkins, p. 32. Eckel, p. 96. Podeschi A151-3. VanderpPoel B269(2) New York. Harper & Brothers. 1865.
Price: $325.00

10061
Dickens, Charles.- Our Mutual Friend. With Illustrations. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1865. 350 pp. + Publisher's Ads. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth in diagonal ribbon weave, embossed in the blind. Gilt titling on the spine. 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. Covers worn, especially at ends of spine, edges and corners. Small stain on front cover. Probably recased in original covers. Minor foxing. Owner's dedication in pencil on front flyleaf. Mildly Shaken. Else, Good +. Wilkins, p. 32. Eckel, p. 96. Podeschi A151-3. VanderpPoel B269(2) New York. Harper & Brothers. 1865.
Price: $325.00

10004
Dickens, Charles.- The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Illustrated with Engravings on Steel. In Two Volumes. Introduction by Edwin Percy Whipple. Boston and New York. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1894. 385, 436 pp. 8vo. Red publishere's cloth. T.e.g. A reprint of the New IIlustrated Library Edition 2 frontispieces in each volume, by F. O. C. Darley, plus all the original illustrations by Seymour and Phiz, with tissue guards. Illustrations from original plates. This set of the Pickwick Papetrs is from the Riverside Press Edition of 1894, edited by Whipple, with his iintroductions and containing the original illustrations and supplemental frontispieces by Darley. Based on the Illustrated Library Edition, as last corrected by Dickens himself, this is a very desirable edition. The4 books are in excellent condition. Bookseller's tag on rear pastedown. Mild wear at ends of spine and corners. Illustrations wonderfully clean, too. Mild browning of fly leaves and pastedowns. Else, Very Good Podeschi D77. Boston and New York. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1894.
Price: $55.00

10062
Hamilton, Cosmo and Frank Reilly.- "Pickwick." A Play in Three Acts. Freely Based upon The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens. Time - 1827-28. Place - England. New York. G. P. Putnam's Sons. The Knickerbocker Press. 1927 246 pp. Illustrated with photographs of characters from an early performance. Small 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and decorations on spine and front cover. T.e.g. First Edition. A play involving Dickens' main characters of "The Pickwick Papers," in major episodes from the novel. There are "no fewer than 53 speaking parts in the play, which crams an enormous amount of incident into the three hours' traffic of the stage" (Brookes-Cross, quoted by Bolton). It opened in Washington (the program for which is given in the text) and then had 72 performances in New York. The stars were Charles McNaughton, Mackenzie Ward, John Cumberland and Frank Speight. Opening later, in London in 1928, a version with music starred Mary Clare as Mrs. Bardell and Charles Laughton as Mr. Pickwick. Wear at ends of spine and corners.Cocked and warped.. Loss of gilt from spine and front cover. A few pages damp-stained. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Bolton 129. New York. G. P. Putnam's Sons. The Knickerbocker Press. 1927.
Price: $100.00

10045
Holdsworth, William S.- Charles Dickens as a Legal Historian. New Haven. Yale University Press. 1929.157 pp. 8vo. Tan linen covered spine with red cloth label, titled in gilt. Red publisher's cloth covered boards. First Edition, Second Printing. The author was the Vinerian Professor of Law at Oxford. The venue was the William S. Storrs Lecture Series at Yale University Law School in 1927. Holdsworth's message was the signifcant impact Charles Dickens had on legal history through his novels and their treatment of the Law, chiefly exemplified by "Pickwick Papers" and "Bleak House." Dickens had great prior experience with the law, earlier in his career, as a law student, as a court recorder and as a newspaper reporter. The impact was two way: Dickens influence on the Law and legal history, and the Law's impact on Dickens and his writings. In this authoritative series of four lectures, Holdsworth explains many of the legal obscurities, now unfamiliar to both lawyers and laymen alike. Spine mildly soiled. Mild browning and foxing of preliminary pages. Else, Very Good. New Haven. Yale University Press. 1929.157 pp.
Price: $50.00

10044
Kaplan, Fred.- Dickens. A Biography. New York. William Morrow & Company. 1988. 607 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Tan paper covered board with publisher's blue linen spine. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. An outstanding biography of The Inimitable. The best of the modern biographies and a complement to Forster and to Johnson. Slight sunning of top edge of covers. Else, Very Good. New York. William Morrow & Company. 1988.
Price: $40.00

9990
Lightwood, James T. - Charles Dickens and Music. London. Charles H. Kelly. 1912. 177 pp. 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth, decorated in gilt and black on front cover and spine. Gilt titling. Top edge gilt. First Edition. Includes, among many valuable lists, a compendium of music written in reference to Dickens or characters in his novels. Slight wear atends of spine and at corners. A few modest checkmarks in pencil in index of songs. Otherwise, Very Good. London. Charles H. Kelly. 1912.
Price: $90.00

10000
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. Illustrated D.J. Blue end papers. First Edition. While the incomplete cast of Dickens' works is a useful compendium, the illustrations and especially the movie clips are the best part. Small inscription on verso of front flyleaf. Else, As New. London. Grange Books PLC. 1995.
Price: $25.00

9984
[Sheet Music]. Turner, J. W.- Pickwick Galop. Dedicated to Charles Dickens. By J. W. Turner. Op. 208. Lithography by John H. Bufford (Boston). Boston. Olivert Ditson & Co. 1867. 5 pp. Portrait of Dickens on cover. Fo. Illustrated and decorated cover. Disbound. First Edition. A charming galop for the solo piano, celebrating Pickwick and Dickens. Bufford was a prominent lithographer and publisher of prints, active 1835–71, till 1839 in New York, thereafter in Boston. His work had an enormous range. Winslow Homer was his apprentice, 1855–57. An 1836 print of Princeton Universoty is a rare view of the college. He published town views of New York and New England, among the very best whaling lithographs (Peters, p.124), music (Dichter presents a good sampling), etc. For J. W. Turner, Dichter and Shapiro (p. 117) and Dichter's Handbook (#326) list only one ballad, again published by Ditson (1865), a comic satire on Jefferson Davis in drag. Minor offsetting from adjacent music onto cover. Tiny chip from upper front corner. Else, Very Good. Groce & Wallace, p. 94. Peters, America on Stone, 118–127. Dichter & Shapiro, Early Am. Sheet Music. Dichter, Handbk. Amer. Sheet Music. Boston. Olivert Ditson & Co. 1867.
Price: $225.00

10018
Tomalin, Claire.- The Invisible Woman. The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens. London. Viking, The Penguin Group. 1990. 301 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Decorated stiff paper wraps. Uncorrected Advance Proofs of First Edition. The modern story of Dickens and Ternan. Without the revelations included in the Second (paper covered) Edition. Dickens met his enamorata, an actress, in his own theatrical productions. His relations with Ternan were kept moderately secret from the public through various Dickens-induced subterfuges despite the closeness of their relationship. Ternan married after Dickens' death and lived as an upstanding Victorian and Edwardian woman subsequently. Tomalin tells the story of their life together from Ternan's perspective. As New. London. Viking, The Penguin Group. 1990.
Price: $55.00

9872
A Loyal Dickensian (pseudonym).- Dickens' Mystery of Edwin Drood. Completed by a Loyal Dickensian. London. The C. W. Danieplo Company.1927. 1927. First Edition. Pages 262 pp.8vo. Yellow publisher's cloth. Black titling and ruling. First Edition. Frontispiece facsimile of cover of original Parts issue. Cox 533. NCBEL III, 808. A completion of Dickens' unfinished novel. Drood is mudered by Jasper, who audibly confesses in an opium trance. Jasper confronted commits suicide by jumping off the cathedral tower after fatally wounding Neville. Few marks of soiling and stains on covers. Offsetting on end papers. Minimal foxing on p. 262. A few editorial notesin margins in pencil. Else, Very Good. $52.00 9872
Price: $52.00

9924
Brougham, John, Esq.- Dombey and Son. A Drama, in Two Acts. Dramatized from Dickens' Novel. In Three Acts. To Which Are Added, a Description of the Costume - Cast of Characters - Entrances and Exits - Relative Positions of the Performers on the Stage, and the Whole of the Stage Business. As Performed at the New York Theatres. French's American Drama. The Acting Edition. No. XIV. New York. Samuel French. N.D. [ca. 1849-50] First Edition. Pages 31 pp.12mo. Self-wraps. Marbled edges. First Edition. Podeschi C115 (for a later edition, French's No. CXXVI). Bolton, p. 308, 309, #3, 4,6, 7, 11, 12, 15, 16;p.310, #18 (for French's #CXXVI). A first edition of the early adaptation of Dickens' "Dombey and Son" by John Brougham. Brougham was a playright-actor who often starred in his own productions. He played Miajor Bagstock or Captain Cuttle in this production which was shown often in New York, Philadelphia and London. The first presentation may have been at Burton's Theatre in New York in late July 1848, but the first publication was probably not till 1850. French also published later editions of Brougham's play (e.g., French No. CXXVI). Lacks wrappers (possibly yellow paper wraps, typically). Else, Very Good
Price: $150.00

9871
Carden, Percy T.- The Murder of Edwin Drood Recounted by John Jasper Being an Attempted Solution of the Mystery Based on Dickens' Manuscripts and Memoranda. With an Introduction by B. W. Matz. London. Cecil Palmer. 1920. First Edition. Pages 125 pp. + 1 p. publisher's ads.12mo. Reddish orange publisher's cloth, titled in the blind on front cover and in gilt on the spine. T.e.g. First Edition. Illustrated. Podeschi H77. NCBEL III, 808. Cox 516. Percy Carden's reconstruction of Dickens' "Mystery of Edwin Drood" by means of his review of the manuscript, Dickens ' Memoranda and reports of Forster and others. Carden strongly feels that Drood was murdered by Jasper, as was Neville. Jasper, in Carden's ending, gives his view in a manuscript drafted in prison. According to Carden, Tartar was Datchery. Spine sunned, as usual. Corners mildly bumped. Mild browning of end papers. Else, Very Good. $65.00 9871 Carden, Percy T.- The Murder of Edwin Drood Recounted by John Jasper Being an Attempted Solution of the Mystery Based on Dickens' Manuscripts and Memoranda. With an Introduction by B. W. Matz. London. Cecil Palmer. 1920. First Edition. Pages 125 pp. + 1 p. publisher's ads.12mo. Reddish orange publisher's cloth, titled in the blind on front cover and in gilt on the spine. T.e.g. First Edition. Illustrated. Podeschi H77. NCBEL III, 808. Cox 516. Percy Carden's reconstruction of Dickens' "Mystery of Edwin Drood" by means of his review of the manuscript, Dickens ' Memoranda and reports of Forster and others. Carden strongly feels that Drood was murdered by Jasper, as was Neville. Jasper, in Carden's ending, gives his view in a manuscript drafted in prison. According to Carden, Tartar was Datchery. Spine sunned, as usual. Corners mildly bumped. Mild browning of end papers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $65.00

9966
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. First American Edition. Pages 208 pp.Tall 8vo. Light blue publisher's cloth, decorated on front cover and spine. First American Edition. Illustrated. 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. Minimal wear at ends of spine, which is slightly yellowed (sunned). Else, Very Good.
Price: $68.00

9887
[Dickens].- The Railway Anecdote Book: Co llection of the Best and Newest Anecdotes and Tales; to the Present Day; Selected for the Reading of Railway Passengers. London. Ingram, Cooke, & Co. N.D. [1852 or earlier] First Edition. Pages 192 pp.12mo. Lacks outer wraps., but spine suggest plain grey printed wraps. Double column format. All edges speckled red. First Edition. Title page illustrated with portrait of Sydney Smith. The major growth of the English railway system was accelerating, along with industrialization, in the 1840's, as chronicled in Dickens' "Dombey and Son." As today, a special formof publication was found most suitable for passengers' reading material, generally a short, light anecdotal form, akin to "The Reader's Digest" we know today. Here is a typical example from that period. Moreover, Dickens was closely associated with railroad travel from the early period to his death in 1870. In this volume, his image and his work are among the features, including the originof "Boz", his nom de plume, and "Memoirs of Grimaldi.". In addition to his youthful image, we have Washington Irving, Thomas Hood, Mr. Justice Haliburton (author of "Sam Slick") and others. Lacks outer wraps. First few pages detached. Owner's signature in ink on title page: "George McEwen / Nov. 1852." Else Very Good.
Price: $110.00

9921
Dickens, Charles.- The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In. Dickens [sic!] Great Christmas and New-Year's Story. Complete in One Volume. Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson. N.D. [ca. 1857-60] A New Edition. Pages 28 pp.8vo. Printed paper wraps. Double column format. A New Edition. Podeschi D25. From the first American Collected Works of Dickens begun about 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 ca. 1857. The individual issuesd are usually dated from the form of publisher's cloth and the publisher's address. This, part of the "Cheap Edition," is published in printed paper wraps. In the publisher's ad on verso of the rear cover, "Bleak House" is the latest novel listed as published (1853) heretofore. On the verso of the front cover, "Little Dorrit" is listed as published (1857). Confirming these dates is the listing of T. B. Peterson alone as publisher, without his Brothers, also at the old address of 102 Chestnut St., thus prior to 1860. See Podeschi D25 for the data on publications by T. B. Peterson. Retains the page numbers (pp. 35-62) of the issue of "Christmas Stories," each of which is noted on recto of rear cover as available separately at 12 1/2 ¢, the price on front cover . Cover edges soiled and lightly chipped. Else, Very Good.
Price: $225.00

9889
Dickens, Charles.- Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. With Illustrations Engraved on Wood by J. W. Orr from Designs by H. K. Browne. Number XIV. New York. Wiley and Putnam. 1847. First American Edition. Pages Pp.629-675 and publisher's ads on 3 sides of cover. 12mo. Greyish tan printed paper wraps. First American Edition. Wiley & Putnam's Library of Choice Reading. Wilkins, p. 25. Edgar & Vail, p. 24. Grolier #156. Podeschi A104. The cover gives the date of 1847 for this Number. The printed cover lists Wiley and Putnam as the publisher. The book edition, on the cancel title in Volume II lists the shortened title, "Dombey and Son" published by John Wiley (of Late Firm of "Wiley and Putnam") and is dated 1848. This is one of the parts of the First American Edition. The pages are numbered continuously through the two volumes. It is a truly scarce item: an American First of "Dombey," in one of its very rare parts. Minimal foxing. Some stains on covers near spine. Partial separation at head and tail of front hinge. Overall, Very Good
Price: $150.00

9963
Dickens, Charles.- The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. By Charles Dickens, (Boz.) Author of "Pickwick Papers," "Oliver Twist," "Sketches of Every-Day Life, &c., &c. With Numerous Illustrations by Phiz. Philadelphia. Lea & Blanchard, Successors to Carey & Co. 1839. First American one volume Edition, preceded only by the same publisher's edition in parts. Pages 404 pp. + publisher's catalogue in smaller format bound at rear.8vo. Tan paper covered boards and red cloth spine with printed paper label. Double-column format. First American one volume Edition, preceded only by the same publisher's edition in parts. Illustrated by Phiz, reengraved by J. Yeager. This copy, as often, with only two illustrations preceding the title page. Edgar & Vail, p. 18. Wilkins, p.17. Sumner & Stillman Cat. 36, #16. Podesch A43. The first American edition in book form of Dickens' third novel. With 2 illustrations, it conforms to what the publisher called the "cheap " edition. The "cheap" edition, as noted on p.3 of the publisher's catalogue at the rear, contains only 2 of the 39 illustrations. As noted by Sumner and Stillman, copies in original boards are quite uncommon. This is a very good unsophisticated copy, complete with original paper label. Wear at ends of spine and corner and edges of boards. Wear of paper covering of boards. Label darkened. mild foxing of illustrations. Cloth faded. Else, Very Good.
Price: $400.00

9888
Dickens, Charles.- Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings. The Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round, Conducted by Charles Dickens, for Christmas, 1863. London. Chapman & Hall. 1863. First Edition. Pages 48 pp., double columned.8vo. Printed blue paper wraps, as issued. First Edition. Podeschi B283 (for American edition), E16. VanderPoel B449 .Oppenlander p.136. Publisher's ads on verso of front cover and 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"). Covers slightly soiled and with chipped edges and separating hinge. Else, Very Good.
Price: $140.00

7762
Dickens, Charles. Our Mutual Friend. In The Seaside Library, Vol. XVII {Double Number}, No. 325. New York. George Munro N.D. [1878] First Edition, as such. Pages 97 pp. + publisher's ads.4to. Unbound pamphlet, sewn First Edition, as such. Frontispiece.The Seaside Library. No. 325. A cheap edition of Dickens' last completed novel in a popular American series. Ads include a prospectus for the isues of 1879. First and last pages detached. Otherwise, Very Good.
Price: $50.00

9936
Dickens, Charles. Pictures from Italy. In The Seaside Library, Vol. XLIV {Single Number}, No. 900. New York. George Munro 1881. First Edition, as Such. Pages 34 pp. + publisher's catalogue.4to Unbound Pamphlet. First Edition, as Such. Frontispiece.The Seaside Library. No. 900. A cheap edition of a Dickens work in a popular American series. Ads include an extensive catalogue of works issued in the Seaside Library. Mild browning of covers. Bookseller's stamp on front cover. Closed tear at footofpp. 19/20. Else, Very Good.
Price: $50.00

9947
Dickens, Charles.- The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Illustrated in Colour by Cecil Aldin. Two Volumes. London. Chapman & Hall and Lawrence & Jellicoe. 1910. First Edition. Pages 450, 457 pp.4to. Boards covered in tan vellum-like material and quarter linen on spine. Illustrations and lettering on covers and spine in gilt and brown. T.e. stained tan. Other edges untrimmed. First Edition. Twenty-four illustrations in color, including two frontispieces. Tissue guards with titles. Numerous black and white illustrations inserted in text. Podeschi B25. Handsome volumes in the Aldin illustrated edition. Outstanding illustrations reinterpreting Pickwick. A grand production. Label of Times Book Club, Oxford Street, London, at foot of inner aspect of rear covers. Interesting bookplate on front pastedowns. Mild foxing of end papers and, chiefly, preliminaries. Very small red stain at front hinge of Volume II. Gilt very bright. Tight volumes with minimal shelf wear at ends of spine and corners. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $375.00

9873
Dickens, Charles, and Walter E. Crisp.- The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens Completed in 1914 by W.E.C. New Text Drawings by Zoffany Oldfield. New Text Revised and Edited by Mary L. C. Grant. London. J. M. Ouseley & Son. N.D. First Edition. Pages 528 pp.8vo. Red publisher's cloth, titled in theblind on the front cover and in gilt on the spine. T.e.g. First Edition. Illustrated. Podeschi B311. Cox 515. Slightly cocked. Else, Very Good.
Price: $80.00

9060
Dickens, Charles (Editor).- Household Words. A Weekly Journal, Conducted by Charles Dickens. Volume XIV. From July 19, 1856, to December 27, 1856. Being from No. 330 to No. 353, and Also Including the Extra Number and a Half for Christmas [The Wreck of the Golden Mary]. London. Bradbury and Evans. 1856. First Edition. Pages pp. 1-572, 1- 36.Large 8vo. Half brown calf and marbled boards. First Edition. Lohrli, pp.156-161. H. Stone, Uncollected Writings, II. Contains the usual assortment of journalism by Dickens and others. A long serialized story by Wilkie Collins, " The Diary of Anne Rodwaay," and several others by Collins. Dickens satirizes governmental maladministration and other public issues. There are poems by Adelaide Anne Procter, a story by Elizabet Gaskell. An interesting long article on slavery in the United States abstracted from Frederick Law Olmstead has a strongly abolitionist stance. The 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 detailby Stone.. Leather scuffed and corners and edges worn. Minimal foxing of last few pages. Hinges starting. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

9909
Dickens, Charles (Editor).- Household Words. A Weekly Journal, Conducted by Charles Dickens. Volume XI. From the 3rd of February to the 28th of July, [1855]. Being from No. 254 to No. 279. London. Bradbury and Evans. 1855 First Edition. Pages pp. 1-572, 1- 36.Large 8vo. Half brown calf and marbled boards. Black leather label with gilt titling and ruling, on spine. T.e.g. First Edition. Contains the usual assortment of journalism by Dickens and others. A four part serialized story "Sister Rose" and another four part story, "The Yellow Mask," both by Wilkie Collins . Dickens satirizes governmental malfeasance and other public issues (the conduct of the Crimean War, particularly) in several articles including "The Thousand and One Humbugs." Much verse by Adelaide Anne Procter. Leather scuffed at corners and edges worn. Minimal foxing and browning of end papers. Hinge starting at front. Else, tight and Very Good.
Price: $105.00

8235
Dickens, Charles (Editor).- Library 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) First Edition. Pages Pages [1-9] 10-264,10-234.12mo. Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Decorated Spine. First Edition. From Putnam's Popular Library. Podeschi (Gimbel), D14, D15. 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.
Price: $250.00

9914
Dickens, Charles (story) and D'Auberge, Alfred (musical setting).- A Christmas Carol. For Piano. New York. Alfred Music Co., Inc. 1956. First Edition. Pages 24 pp.Small Fo. lIlustrated stiff paper covers. First Edition. Illustrated. A collection of Christmas Carols for beginning pianists, set against an approximate narrative of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and some charming, upbeat illustrations on viretually every page. Very Good.
Price: $25.00

9918
Podeschi, John B.- Dickens and Dickensiana. A Catalogue of the Richard Gimbel Collection in the Yale University Library. New Haven, CT. Yale University Library. 1980. First Edition. Pages 570 pp.8vo. Green publisher's cloth with printed paper label on spine. First Edition. An excellent and detailed bibliography of Dickens, built upon one ofthe great American collections. Useful to booksellers, Dickensians and collectors, alike. Has the largest assortment of English and American editions of Dickens, as well as reprints. As New.
Price: $105.00

9791
Dickens, Charles;- Dombey and Son. Four Volumes in One. From the Works of Charles Dickens. Globe Edition. New York. Hurd and Houghton. 1878. Small 8vo. Illustratedand embossed green publisher's cloth. Titled in gilt on spine. T.e.g. Illustrated from Designs by Darley and Gilbert. Podeschi D38. Wonderfully fresh engravings by F. O. C. Darley and by J. Gilbert for this Globe Edition of Dickens' Works. The Globe Edition was based on the "Household Edition," picked up from Townsend, Gregory and Sheldon editions by Houghton in 1866. and was issued from 1866-71. Each novel was in some earlier versions of this edition issued in 4 volumes. Minimal wear at endsof spineand edges. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $75.00

9793
Dickens, Charles.- Hard Times. With Twenty Illustrations by H. French. The Household Edition. First Issue. London. Chapman and Hall. N.D. [ca. 1871-80] Pages 134 pp.Large 8vo. Modern blue morocco and new end papers. Titled in gilt on spine. Page ends marbled. The Household Edition. First Issue. Illustrations by H. French engraved by Dalziel. Frontispiece hand-colored. Podeschi D66. This edition was begun by Chapman and Hall in 1871, the year after Dickens' death and was designed to bring to the public a fresh appearance in cheaper format (double columns, near quarto size) and with new illustrations by Barnard and others. It was very successful, both in Britain and in America. A very fresh copy. Modern rebinding and coloring of Frontispiece. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

5617
Dickens, Charles.- The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Illustrated by Luke Fildes. First Edition with this Introduction. London. John Lehmann. 1950. Pages 285 pp.Small 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Edition with this Introduction. The Chiltern Library Edition, No.35. The introduction by Michael Innes is outstanding and justifies this edition. Inners's bibliography is useful and interesting to afficionados of "Drood." He copes with some of the major issues in theplot as viewed by a skilled mystery story writer. Includes the"Sapsea Fragment." Few chips from corners of D.J. Owner's modest stamp on front free end paper. Else, Very Good.
Price: $40.00

5631
Dickens, Charles.- The Old Curiosity Shop, and Other Tales; Master Humphrey's Clock. Second Issue of First American Edition, complete in one volume. Philadelphia. Lea and Blanchard. 1845. Pages 362 pp.8vo. Half brown calf and black cloth-covered boards. T.e.g. Other edges speckled. Second Issue of First American Edition, complete in one volume. With over one hundred illustrations by Cattermole, Browne and Sibson. Wilkins pp. 17-19. Edgar & Vail, 19-20. McGuire Collection (Sumner & Stillman Cat. #36), #21. Podeschi A61 Multiple title pages, as described by Wilkins in his 1842 Edition, including the illustrated title page by J. Yeager. The Yeager re-working of Sibson's Extra Illustrations Included. Has the dedication to Samuel Rogers on the verso of the "Old Curiosity Shop" title page. The combination of Master Humphrey's Clock and Old Curiosity Shop in their original format (American), in the first reprinting of the First Americasn Edition, complete in one volume . Hinges cracking. Wearat head of spine and corners. Brown stain in lower text. Else, Very Good.
Price: $350.00

9845
Dickens, Charles.- [Salesman's Sample Book of Dickens' Works]. Dombey and Son on Title Page. Imperial Edition Numerous illustrations (with tissue guards) from many of Dickens' Works, by Robert Seymour, "Phiz" (Hablot K. Browne), George Cruikshank, F. O. C. Darley, J. B., C. A. Walker and others. Some engraved by S. A. Schaff, Tolman, H. R. B. and others. First Edition. Boston. Estes & Lauriat. 1897. 8vo. Reddish brown limp leather.Front edge untrimmed. Marbled end papers. T.e.g. First Edition. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens. Not in Podeschi. A salesman sample book from Dickens' Works, Imperial Edition, of 1897. Sample spine strips in gilt titled leather andgreen publisher's cloth, laid down on front and rear pastedown, respectively. Slight wear at ends of spine. F8ront free fly leaf detached. Rear free flyleaf starting. Else, Very Good with crisp illustrations, typography and no foxing.
Price: $325.00

9844
Dickens, Charles (Editor).- Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "Boz" (Charles Dickens). With Cruikshank's Illustrations and Charles Whiehead's Notes. New Edfition with Introduction and Notes by Percy Fitzgerald. M.A., F.S.A. Later Edition by Routledge and Dutton. A later reissue of the Routledge edition first published in 1853. (A reissue of Richard Bentley's Second Edition, 1846, the first edition with notes by Whitehead). London. George Routledge & Sons. 1903. Pages 271 pp.Small 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth with orange, blue and black cover illustration and decoration, and with gilt titling on front cover. Later Edition by Routledge and Dutton. A later reissue of the Routledge edition first published in 1853. (A reissue of Richard Bentley's Second Edition, 1846, the first edition with notes by Whitehead). Illustrated. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Grimaldi.Half-forgotten Books Series. Eckel 152-55. Cohn 237, 238 (for Bentley's editions). Grimaldi, (1779-1837) was England's greatest clown. Dickens editing of Grimaldi's memoirs republished in a typically fragile turn of the 20th century volume. Illustrations especially well done. Extra notes added by Dickens self-appointed friend, Percy Fitzgerald. 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. Ex libris. with bookplate on front pastedown, a modest library number on p. iii and a removed pocket from rear pastedown. Spine taped externally and hinges taped internally. Spine tape deteriorating, especially at ends. Corners and edges worn. Text mildly shaken but clean and unfoxed. Overall, Good.
Price: $45.00

9788
Fraser, Claud Lovat.- Characters from Dickens. First Edition. London. J. C. and E. C. Jack Ltd. N.D. [1924]. Pages 83 pp.4to. Black silk spine with yellow paper covered boards. Illustrated green paper label applied to front cover. First Edition. Copy No. 51 of an edition limited to 250 copies for sale in the United States of America Muir, Victorian Ill. Books, p. 195 A series of wonderful illustrations in limited edition by Lovat Fraser of characters from Dickens. Line drawings with color in each illustration, which is then tipped onto a full page. other pages contain numerous comic and charming line illustrations. The drawings were made with a reed pen and have the consequent thick line. They were originally made to grace the 18-volume Jack edition of Dickens' works and have a wit and grace that challenge other noted Dickens illustrators like Barnard, Kyd and "Phiz." The critical introduction by Macfall discusses the fruitful relationship between the young Lovat Fraser and the publisher Edwin Jack. According to Percy Muir, the heavy black line and subtle use of color, originally important to Toulouse-Lautrec's poster art, was first applied by William Nicholson to book illustration and later refined further in the work of Lovat Fraser. Fraser regrettably died young, before his full maturation as an illustrator. Hinges cracked and cloth lost from spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $110.00

5680
Frost, Thomas.- In Kent with Charles Dickens. First Edition London. Tinsley Brothers. 1880. Pages 312 pp.8vo. Blue publisher's cloth decorated in gilt. Gilt titling. T.e.g. Pages untrimmed at head and fore-edge of text block. First Edition Podeschi H196. NCBEL III, 848. One of the most illustrious of the Dickens topographical works. Wear at ends and edges of spine and at corners. Slight browning of page ends. Rectangular stain on front cover.Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

5690
Greaves, John.- Dickens at Doughty Street. First Edition. London. Elm Tree Books (Hamish Hamilton). 1975. Pages 197 pp.8vo. Green publisher's cloth. Pictorial D.J. First Edition. Illustrated. The story of Dickens' eventful years at 48 Doughty St. in London, the early years of his marriage, his productive period of publication (Pickwick Papersw to Barnaby Rudge) and his active life. The building now houses the Dickens House Museum and is headquarters for the Dickens Fellowship. This volume commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Dickens Fellowship and the author was then the Honorable Secretary of the Fellowship. As New.
Price: $40.00

9792
Hardwick, Michael and Mollie.- The Charles Dickens Quiz Book. With Drawings by Contemporary Illustrators. First Edition. London. William Lunscombe Publisher Ltd. (in Association with Mitchell Beazley Limited). 1974. Pages 87 pp.8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. About 500 questions concerning the life and works of Charles Dickens. They arearranged in progressive difficulty and reflect a wide range of Dickensian themes and characters. Answers are provided. Minor soiling. A scratch on D.J. A charming engraved former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Else, Very Good.
Price: $22.00

9758
Marcus, Steven.- Dickens: From Pickwick to Dombey. First Edition. New York. Basic Books, Inc. 1965. Pages 389 pp.8vo. Light violet publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. A very important critical study of Dickens' development as a novelist through his early novels. It examines how the novels reflected society. The changes in Dickens' views of that society are evident in the views of society presented by the novels, during a period of great social change in England. Chips from D.J. Else, Very Good.
Price: $25.00

9798
Palmer, William J.- The Dons and Mr. Dickens. The Strange Case of the Oxford Christmas Plot. A Secret Victorian Journal, Attributed to Wilkie Collins. Discovered and Edited by William J. Palmer. First Edition. New York. St. Martin's Minotaur. 2000. Pages 244 pp.8vo. Black publisher's cloth withgilt titling on spine. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. One of a series of mysteries written by William Palmer, involving Charles Dickens, Willkie Collins and other literary personalities. As New.
Price: $28.00

9776
Paynter, Theodosia (Dramatization) and Grant-Schaefer, G. A. (Music).- Scrooge's Christmas. An Operetta in Two Acts. Based on Dickens' "Christmas Carol." Vocal Score and Libretto Complete with Full Directions for Staging Costumes and Dance Steps. First Edition. Chicago. The Raymond A Hoffman Co. Performing Rights held by Educational Music Bureau, Inc.) 1938. Pages 56 pp.8vo. Illustrated stiff paper wraps. First Edition. An adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" in the form of an operetta, probably directed chiefly at upper level school performers. It includes the music, songs, dialogue, stage directions, costuming and dance steps. This copy is a working copy with numerous pencillings of names of cast and other annotations. Modest soiling of covers. Notations in pencil. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

5777
Pemberton, T. Edgar.- Dickens's London; or, London in the Works of Charles Dickens. First Edition. London. Samuel Tinsley. 1876. Pages 260 pp. + 16 pp. publisher's catalogue.Small 8vo. Highly decorated red publisher's cloth with fruit and ribbon motif in black on covers. Elaborate gilt decorations and titling on spine. First Edition. NCBEL III, 848. Publisher's catalogue with title page dated December, 1875. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Front and rear hinge starting. Mild foxing of page edges at head and front of text block. Owner's signature on front free end paper
Price: $135.00

5788
Rimmer, Alfred,- About England with Dickens. First Edition. London. Chatto and Windus. 1883. Pages 307 pp. +32 pp. publisher's catalogue.8vo. Olive green publisher's cloth with front cover asnd spine illustrated in gilt and black. Gilt titling. T.e.g. Pages untrimmed at tail. Green floral end papers. First Edition. Illustrated by Vanderhoof, Rimmer et al. Podeschi H383. NCBEL III, 848. Dickens topography at its best. Publisher's catalogue dated May, 1883. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Small stain on front cover. Owner's signature on half-title. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

5833
Winterich, John.- An American Friend of Dickens. First edition. New York. Thomas F. Madigan, Inc. 1933. Pages 14 pp.8vo. Cloth spine and blue-green paper covered boards. Cover illustration after that on parts issue of" David Copperfield." First edition. No. 16 of an edition limites to 150 copies. Podeschi H489. Three Facsimile Reproductions, including a letter from Dickens and one from Washington Irving, both to Dr. Elisha Bartlett. Bartlett (1804-55), a Quaker physician who had graduated from the Brown University Medical School in 1826, 2 years before its closing, was later mayor of Lowell, where Dickens, famously, visited in 1842. They became somewhat friendly, as Bartlett seemed unperturbed by Dickens intense criticism of America. Among his other works, Bartlett wrote "Simple Settings, in Verse, for six Portraits and Pictures, from Mr. Dickens's Gallery." Bartlett was a great teacher at many medical schools, including Transylvania University in Kentucky, the first medical school west of the Alleghanies. Among many other works, Bartlett wrote an important early history of fevers in the United States. In applying deductive reasoning to medical problems, he was much admired by Osler. His death at 50 was from a nervous disorder suggestive to this observer of ALS ("Lou Gherig's Disease"). Minor chips at head of edges. Else, Very Good .
Price: $125.00

9708
Anonymous .- [Broadside]. Pollock's Characters & Scenes in Oliver Twist, Plates. Characters, 1 Set Piece, 3 wings, and 13 Scenes. Total 23. With Book to the Above. (?Title Page). London. R. Pollock N.D. 1 p. Woodblock illustrations with hand coloring. 8vo sheet. Single loose broadside sheet. 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 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 closed tear inbottom margin encroaching on publisher'sattribution, with no loss. Else, Very Good Podeschi C35. VanderPoel B109(1), (2), 110. Suzannet, E.35 (with plate of this illustration).
Price: $100.00

9757
Aylmer, Felix.- The Drood Case. London. Rupert Hart-Davis. 1964. 218 pp. Frontispiece 8vo. Black publisher's cloth with silver lettering on spine. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. An innovative reinterpretationof Dickens' "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" by the author of "Dickens Incognito." It presents Aylmer's insight into the two major mysteries of Edwin Drood: what happened to Edwin Drood and who is Datchery. Minor wear of D.J. edge. Blacking out of copyright date. Else, Very Good +. Cix 1315. NCBEL III, 809.
Price: $32.00

9688
Bartlett, Eisha.- Simple Settings, in Verse, for Six Portraits and Pictures. From Mr. Dickens's Gallery. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1855. 80 pp. + 8 pp. publisher's ads (dated December, 1854) Small 8vo. Brown embossed publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. Titling at foot of spine "Ticknor & Co." Yellow end papers. First Edition. Bartlett (1804–55), a Quaker physician who was graduated from the Brown University Medical School in 1826, 2 years before its closing, was later mayor of Lowell, where Dickens, famously, visited in 1842. Bartlett was a great teacher at many medical schools, including Transylvania University in Kentucky, the first medical school west of the Alleghanies. Among many other works, Bartlett wrote an important early history of fevers in the United States. In applying deductive reasoning to medical problems, he was much admired by Osler. Hid death at 50 was from a nervous disoder suggestive to this observer of ALS ("Lou Gherig's Disease"). This work itself, generally in iambic hexameter, alludes to "Nicholas Nickleby," "Bleak House," and "Pickwick" to "Hard Times." Minimal wear on covers. Owner's dedication on front free end paper: Hannah Robinson / from auunt Ann." Minimal foxing of publisher's ads. Else, Very Good. Podeschi, H42. Miller, Dickens Student & Collector, p. 171. DNB (for Bartlett)
Price: $200.00

9762
Cary, Thomas G.- Letter to a Lady in France on the Supposed Failure of a National Bank, the Supposed Delinquency of the National Government, the Debts of Several States, and Repudiation; with Answers to Enquiries concerning the Books of Capt. Marryat and Mr. Dickens. Boston. Benjamin H. Greene. 1844. 60 pp. 8vo. Blue-grey p rinted paper wraps. Third Edition. In the 1830's to 1840's, America was the subject of a series of critical expositions by European visitors, including Alexis de Toqueville, Harriet Martineau, Frances Trollope, Captain Marryat and Charles Dickens, the most critical being Marryat and Dickens. The culmination was the diatribe "American Notes" and the subsequent novel, "Martin Chuzzlewit," by Dickens. These were not unanswered. The most acknowledged response was in Henry Wood's "Change for the American Notes," purporting to be in the form of a letter from an "American Lady." This pamphlet by Thomas Cary, again in the form of a letter to a "Lady in France", deals with a cluster of criticisms of America, responded to by Cary as the "The Late Imputations of Dishonor upon the United States" by several critics. Most explicitly he responds to specific criticisms of America voiced by Captain Marryat and Charles Dickens. This third edition lacks the advertisement to the second edition, printed in thatedition only. The first edition, only, was published in late 1843 without the authorial ascription. Lacks rear wrapper. Shows stab holes near spine, likely from a secondary binding. Lightly soiled cover. Else, Very Good +. Podeschi H80–82.
Price: $150.00

9763
Cary, Thomas G.- Letter to a Lady in France on the Supposed Failure of a National Bank, the Supposed Delinquency of the National Government, the Debts of Several States, and Repudiation; with Answers to Enquiries concerning the Books of Capt. Marryat and Mr. Dickens. Boston. Benjamin H. Greene. 1844. 60 pp. 8vo. Blue-grey p rinted paper wraps. Second Edition. In the 1830's to 1840's, America was the subject of a series of critical expositions by European visitors, including Alexis de Toqueville, Harriet Martineau, Frances Trollope, Captain Marryat and Charles Dickens, the most critical being Marryat and Dickens. The culmination was the diatribe "American Notes" and the subsequent novel, "Martin Chuzzlewit," by Dickens. These were not unanswered. The most acknowledged response was in Henry Wood's "Change for the American Notes," purporting to be in the form of a letter from an "American Lady." This pamphlet by Thomas Cary, again in the form of a letter to a "Lady in France", deals with a cluster of criticisms of America, responded to by Cary as the "The Late Imputations of Dishonor upon the United States" by several critics. Most explicitly he responds to specific criticisms of America voiced by Captain Marryat and Charles Dickens. This second edition lincludes an advertisement, printed in thisedition only, announcing the inclusion on the title page of the authorial ascription. The first edition, printed at theend of 1843, did notinclude the author's name. Inscribed in ink on cover by author: "G. Brewer Esq, / with the compliments of / the writer / T.G.C." Ex libris with blind embossing on title page and date stamp on cover.Front wrapper partially detached. Light browning of early page edges. Else, Very Good. Podeschi H80–82.
Price: $175.00

9695
[Dickens, Charles].- All The Year Round. A Weekly Journal. Conducted by Charles Dickens. With Which Is Incorporated Household Words. No.127. Vol. VI, pp.1–24. Saturday, September 28, 1861. London. All the Year Round. 1861. 24 pp. 8vo. Self wraps.Sewn First Edition. An issue of Dickens' second magazine, containing a section of "A Strange Story" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton and a number of other articles, stories and verse. The authors of the latter have not been identified by Oppenlander. Toning of front page. Hinge separating between first and last page. Else Very Good. Oppenlander, p. 102.
Price: $20.00

9680
Dickens, Charles.- The Old Curiosity Shop.Illustrated in Colour by Frank Reynolds. R.I. London. Hodder and Stoughton. N.D. [1913] 359 pp. 21 illustrated color plates, mounted, with tissue guards. 4t5o. 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. First Edition in this format. The renouned Frank Reynolds edition of "The Old Curiosity Shop" in outstanding condition. Little Nell shines softly again in full color, softening the heart of even Oscar Wilde. Printed by T. & A. Constable at the Edinburgh University Press. Very Good. Podeschi B100.
Price: $175.00

9751
Dickens, Charles.- The Personal History and Experience of David Copperfield the Younger. by Charles Dickens. With Forty Illustrations Engraved on Wood by J. W. Orr, from Designs by H. K. Browne. In Two Volumes. New York. John Wiley. N.D. [1849–1850]. 480, 454 pp. No ads. Illustrated. Fine engravings of Phiz drawings by J. W. Orr of NY, some labeled "J. W. Orr and Bro." 12mo. Half black calf and grey-brown cloth covered boards. Gilt titling. Bound from the parts with stab holes evident. First American Edition in Book Form. 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 -two titles in the first volume (of which 21 are present; lacks "Steerforth and Mr. Mell") and 18 in the second. (of which the last 2 are missing). A very rare item, deserving of restoration. Covers poor with three detached, worn and chipped. Spine worn. Shaken. Foxed. Water stain in Vol. I,.mostly in preliminary pages. Browning. Owner's inscription in calligraphic hand on front free fly leaf: "Libbie / from / Fred. W. Prince / 1851." Else, Good. Podeschi A124. Sumner & Stillman Cat. No. 36 (McGuire Collection), #42. Wilkins, p.29 for parts issue only. Edgar and Vail, p.25.
Price: $550.00

9746
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. 6to. Full contemporary calf. Ruled in gilt onspine with red leather label titled in gilt lettering. Double columns. First Illustrated American Edition. Seven Illustrations by "Alfred Crowquill" (Alfred Henry Forrester), 12 by "Sam Weller, Jr." One illustrated title page by each. Printed title page. All illustrations engraved on steel 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 volumes 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. Early owner's signature in ink on front free end paper: "C. F. McIntosh Lieut./ US Navy." Minor foxing and browning, as expected. Shaken at signature 13. Else, Very Good. A remarkably good copy of a fragile and uncommon item. Wilkins, p.8. Podeschi A23. Edgar & Vail, p.17.
Price: $950.00

9698
Engel, Monroe.- The Maturity of Dickens. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. 1959. 202 pp. 8vo. Light blue publisher's cloth spine and deep blue cloth covered boards. First Edition. A critical review of Dickens' work, particularly his later novels. The author strongly supports the thesis that Dickens , to an increasing extent, became a conscious artist. He purports to show that "the fabulous world discovered to us [by Dickens].....is in fact the real world in which we live and suffer." Slight wear at edges of boards. Mild soiling of cloth. Else, Very Good.
Price: $30.00

9709
[Kettell, Samuel] (pseudonym: Sampson Short-and-Fat).- Quozziana: or Letters from Great Goslington, Mass. Giving an Account of the Quoz Dinner, and Other Matterss. Boston. William White and H. P. Lewis. 1842. 68 pp. 12mo. Self wraps. First Edition. A delightful parody of Dickens first visit to America and especially the final dinner sponsored by his Boston friends. Dickens had come to America full of enthusiasm and general admiration for America, but his early experiences were a crushing disappointment. He gently (he thought) raised the issues of America's failure to participate in International Copyright protection, American slavery, chewing tobacco and the need for some prison reform. Journalists took these up and excoriated Dickens repeatedly as he sped through America as far west as Cairo, Illinois, and St. Louis. He was unable to find the time to meet all who wished an audience with him, causing rresentments on both sides. Theseevents and issues are discussed by him in his "American Notes for the General Circulation." At the elegant banquet before his departure (40 courses served at a cost of $15.00), he tried to make amends, but held his ground on his criticism. There was bad taste left with both him and his audience. Here, Quoz is a satire on Dickens' nickname of "Boz." Samuel Kettell (1800–55) became an amanuensis and hack writer for Samuel Goodrich (Peter Parley). A guileless haunter of libraries, he showed great humor, a facility for languages ( 14 in all) and an incapacity for making money. He edited an overly comprehensive compendium of American poetry from Cotton Mather to J. G. Whittier. Goodrich lost money on the deal, known as his "Kettle of Poetry." Kettell traveled to Europe with Emerson as companion on the sea voyage. He wrote, in addition to anthologies, many satirical and humorous articles under several pseudonyms. This production by Kettell is a very rare item. Only 5 copies are known to American Imprints. Spine paper taped long ago. Few inkspots on front cover. Minor foxing. Soiling of cover. Mild wear at front corners. Two mm.from top of front cover clipped. Else, Very Good. Podeschi H277. Wright I, 1571. AmImprints 42-2783. DAB (for Kettell).
Price: $600.00

9756
Lehmann, R[udolph] C[hambers] (Editor).- Charles Dickens as Editor. Being Letters Written by Him to William Henry Wills His Sub-Editor. New York. Haskell House Publishers Ltd. 1972. 404 pp. Illustrated with portraits. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt titling. Reprint of the 1912 Edition. Letters written by Dickens to William Henry Wills, his sub-editor. They give important insights into Dickens himself through most of his career. Near Fine.
Price: $50.00

9735
Pollock, Sir Frederick, Bart., One of His Executors. (Editor).- [William Charles] Macready's Reminiscences, and Selections from His Diaries and Letters. New York. Macmillan and Co. 1875. 750 pp. Illustrated. Portrait of Macready as frontispiece (with tissue guard).. Small 8vo. Brick colored publisher's cloth with gilt titling on front cover and spine. Brown coated end papers. First American Edition. A fascinating and detailed memoir of William Macready (1793–1873), the great 19th century English actor. He first appeared as Romeo in 1810. A close friend of Charles Dickens and many other literary greats of the time, he was very much involved in the active literary and theatrical scene of the century. Dickens held a lively correspondence with him, even in Dickens' early years of literary success and his letters to Macready and to John Forster in 1842, during his visit to America, make up the bulk of Dickens' "American Notes." Macready starred in revolutionary performances of "Hamlet" and, especially, "King Lear." He made several trips to America where he befriended Charles Eliot Norton, Oliver Wendell Holmes and others, but on his last visit, in 1848, he had a quarrel with the actor Edwin Forrest which caused several riots and Macready was driven from America. Moderate wear at ends and edges of spine. Slight browning of page edges. Slight chipping of edge of frontfree end paper. Hinges starting internally. Owner's label on rear pastedown, his book label in palindrome on front pastedown, and palindromic signature on front free end paper. Else, Very Good. Concise DNB.
Price: $54.00

9730
[Theatrical Broadside}.- Assembly Room, Buxton. Mr. Walter Montgomery for Two Evenings and One Morning Reading Wednesday, August 10th, at 8:30. p.m. Friday, August 12th, at 8:30 p.m., Thursday Morning, at Half-past Two....Mr. W. Montgomery will give Another Reading in the above Room, on Wednesday Next, August 19th, 1864, at 8:30. p.m. By Special Request. Wednesday Evening's Program: Hamlet, The Raven - (By Desire) Edgar Poe. Shamus O'Brien....Lavenu. To Conclude with Charles Dickens' Screaming Farcical Story - 'The Bloomsbury Christening"........ Buxton, England. J. C. Bates. 1864. 1 p. 6 5/8" x 19 1/8" Black lettering on deep blue paper. First Edition. A marvelous theatrical broadside in pristine condition featuring public readings by Walter Montgomery from Shakespeare (Hamlet and Macbeth), Poe, Dickens etc. The Dickens item is "The Bloomsbury Christening," which first appeared in "Monthly Magazine", April, 1834, and was subsequently reprinted in "Sketches by Boz." It is the story of an "old curmudgeon forced into becoming a godfather" (Slater, II, 9). The idea of the story was twice plagiarized, according to Dickens, by J. B. Buckstone in his very witty and popu;ar productions at the Adelphi Theatre in London in 1834–5. Dickens wrote publicly and humorously about the plagiarisms in his theatrical reviews in "Monthly Magazine." Walter Montgomery (1827–1871), although he had been born in America on Long Island, NY, as Richard Tomlinson, was a popular actor in London in the 1860's. He costarred with popular actresses in England and gained a substantial reputation in America and Australia. He appeared at the illustrious theatre, The Boston Museum, in the 1850-60's, but he committed suicide in 1871. Near Fine. Slater (Ed.), Dickens Journalism, Vol. I, pp.448–462, Vol. II, pp 9–10. Concise DNB and Hornblow, Theatre in America, Vol. II, p.307 (for Montgomery).
Price: $325.00

9736
[Theatrical Broadside].- Savoy Theatre. Strand, London WC2. Michael White, Bruce Hyman, Harvey Kass, for Edwin Drood Ltd Present The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Solve-It-Yourself Musical, Starring Ernie Wise, Lulu, Julia Hills.....A Musical by Rupert Holmes, Directed by Wilford Leach, Choreography by Graciela Daniele...... London. Edwin Drood Ltd. 1987. 1 p. Illustrated. 12 1/2" W x 19 1/2" H Unbound. First Edition. The advertising poster for the first production of Rupert Holmes' musical adaptation of Dickens' "Mystery of Edwin Drood" at the Savoy Theatre in London. The audience was to pick the murderer and the finale represented their choice. It had been initially produced by Joseph Papp in Central Park, New York in 1985 and subsequently at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. The first performance in London was at the Savoy Theatre on 7 May 1987. This broadside is very attractive with bright yellow background and a great comic illustration. Fine.
Price: $110.00

9699
Tomalin, Claire.- The Invisible Woman. The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens. New York . Alfred A. Knopf. 1991. 317 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth on spine. Red paper covered boards. Gilt titling on spine and small device on front cover. Illustrated D. J. First American Edition. Illustrated. The modern story of Dickens and Ternan. Without the revelations included in the Second (paper covered) Edition. Dickens met his enamorata, an actress, in his own theatrical productions. His relations with Ternan were kept moderately secret from the public through various Dickens-induced subterfuges despite the closeness of their relationship. Ternan married after Dickens' deathand lived as an upstanding Victorian and Edwardian woman subsequently. Tomalin tells thestory of their life together from Ternan's perspective. Small spots on cloth spine. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $25.00

9535
Dickens, Charles.- Bleak House. Illustrated by Robert Ball. New York. The Heritage Press. 1942. 846 pp. 8vo. Grey publisher's cloth with red decorations and gilt titling. First Edition in this format. One opf the setof Heritage Dickens. Covers soiled. Wesr at ends of spine, which shows some fading. Else, Good.
Price: $15.00

9545
Ackroyd, Peter.- Dickens. New York. HarperCollinsPublishers. 1990. 1195 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Black publisher's cloth spine withmauve paper covered boards. Illustrated D.J. First American Edition (So Stated). Ackroyd's monumental biography of Dickens. A controversial production because of Ackroyd's contrivances and invented conversations. It does not replace Forster's, Johnson's or Fred Kaplan's biographies, each with its own strengths, but does benefit from more modern scholarship than the Forster and Johnson works. As New $24.00 9545
Price: $24.00

9546
Dexter, Walter.- Days in Dickensland. With Twenty Illustrations. New York. Haskell House Publishers Ltd. 1972. 256 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth. Reprint of the 1933 edition. Walter Dexter, an authority on Dickens and the author of much Dickensiana, here presents a rich selection of Dickensian topography. He taps the large photographic repository of the Dickens House museum and other sources to illustrate the originals of important buildings and locations in the novels and in Dickens' life. He thus explores the London and environs of Dickens and his works. In doing so, he draws upon his prior works on"The London of Dickens" and "The Kent of Dickens." Near Fine.
Price: $35.00

9554
Dickens, Charles.- Our Mutual Friend. No. 6. October ,1864. One Part of 19/20. With Illustrations by Marcus Stone. London. Chapman and Hall. 1864. Pp. 161–192. 8vo. Illustrated green paper wraps, engraved by Dalziel. First Edition. One part of the 19/20 of the First Edition of Dickens' last completed novel. All ads are present and conform in exact detail to Hatton & Cleaver's listing for the very first publication of "Our Mutual Friend," including the orange slip bound in with the ad for "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins. Front cover chipped in margin with upper free corner lost, barely encroaching on uppermost image.. Much loss of spine wrapper with signatures consequently shaken. Foxing of margins of plates. Else Good +. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 354–5.
Price: $60.00

9561
[Dickens, Charles] and [?Caswall, Edward] (pseudonym: "Quiz") .- Sketches of Young Ladies: in Which These Interesting Members of the Animal Kingdom Are Classified according to their Several Instincts, Habits, and General Characteristics. Bound with Sketches of Young Gentlemen. Dedicated to Young Ladies. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea and Blanchard. 1838. 112, 109 pp. Green publisher's cloth with printed paper label on front cover. First American Editions. From the Last London Edition. Fascinating imprints, very rare with some anomalous details. These writings make up part of early Charles Dickens apocrypha. All these Sketches were attributed to Dickens early on, but Caswall was likely responsible for Sketches of Young Ladies, published originally in 1837 under the pseudonym "Quiz". Mayhew was also considered a possible author. Caswall (1814–1878) was the author of poetry, hymns and humorous works. Becoming a Catholic in 1847, he authored and translated devotional works as well. The first London edition of these sketches was illustrated by "Phiz" (H. K. Browne), who had just done "The Pickwick Papers" for Dickens. This First American Edition is not illustrated. Sketches of Young Gentlemen in 1838 and Sketches of Young Couples in 1840, both published anonymously, were, according to Collins, Dickens' riposte to Sketches of Young Ladies, which Dickens considered an attack upon women. The Dickens' works ("Gentlemen" and "Couples") were anonymously parodied by another author, entitled pseudonymously, "Quiz, Junior." The copy offered here has a contemporary printed paper label , in several type faces and surrounded by a border of a printer's device, on the front cover, attributing the Dickens' work erroneously to "Quiz, Junior. " Textual comparison shows it to be, rather, Dickens' own work. The parody of Dickens' "Gentlemen" by "Quiz, Junior"has a slightly different title ("Characteristic Sketches....."). Both volumes included in this offering, published by Carey, Lea and Blanchard, are quite rare: "Young Ladies" is recorded by American Imprints in only two copies, the Huntington Library and Vassar, while "Young Gentlemen," attributed appropriately by American Imprints to Dickens, is similarly rare. They are not in NUC nor inother Dickens reference material, including those works emphasizing American editions. A different American edition was published by Wiley and Putnam and G. Dearborn & Co. (VanderPoel B473), with the Phiz illustrations.. Foxed. Else, Very Good. Not recorded in Collins, NCBEL 820, 821. Suzannet, E.39, 43, 52. Eckel, 104–7. Podeschi B63, B87. Smith II, 1–7. VanderPoel B472, 474. (All the preceding refer to the English Editions). Not in Edgar & Vail, nor in Wilkins, nor in McGuire Collection (Sumner & Stillman, #36). American Imprints #49619, 50086.
Price: $2,000.00

9583
Symons, Julian.- Charles Dickens. Denver. Alan Swallow. 1951. 94 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's ads. Small 8vo. Red publisher's cloth. Illustrated purple D.J. First Edition. The English Novelists Series. A brief critical biography of Dickens in a noted British literary series. The lastparagraph, layingout Symons reasons for considering Dickens "a literary casualty," is a cogent gem of analysis. A few chips from edges of D.J. Else, Very Good. Published in England by Arthur Barker, and using British sheets, the cover and D.J. are labeled Arthur Barker, but the title page gives Alan Swallow of Denver as the publisher.
Price: $28.00

9584
Allbut, Robert.- Rambles in Dickens' Land. With Introduction by Gerald Brenan and Illustrations by Helen M. James. New York. Truslove, Hanson & Comba, Ltd. 1899. 174 pp. Illustrated 8vo. Light blue publisher's cloth 3with relaborate gilt decoration and titling on front cover and spine. T.e.g. First American Edition, from British sheets. One of the best in a crowded field of topographical works on Dickens . Pasted down on front free flyleaf is a newspaper clipping with the original advertisement of the auction of Dickens' home at Gadshill Place with penciled notation "July 1 / 1923". The ad has fascinating detail, with references to Shakespeare's connection to the 12 acre property, the lawyers, the auctioneers, etc. On front pastedown is the centennial stamp of Dickens. Wear and soiling of ends and edges of spine and corners. Podeschi H5 (for English Edition). Collins, NCBEL, III 849
Price: $85.00

9597
Dabney, Ross H.- Love and Property in the Novels of Dickens. London. Chatto and Windus. 1967 176 pp. 8vo. Green paper covered boards with gilt titling on spine. D.J. First Edition. An interestingstudy of Dickens' ideas on love and property and their relationship. It examines Dickens'views of marriage for mercenary purposes as devastating for character and the consequences of unearned wealth in tyranny in the parent-child relationship and villainy in the possessor. D.J. slightly dusted. Surplus / Duplicate stamp on copyright page, but no library markings. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $33.00

9599
Monod, Sylvère.- Dickens The Novelist. With an Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht. Norman, OK. University of Oklahoma Press. 1968. 512 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens. 8vo. Reddish publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and black title on spine. Illustrated D.J. T.e. stained pink. First Edition translated and expanded by the author from the French edition of 1953. The work of literary criticism of Charles Dickens by the illustrious French Victorian scholar. Monod discusses the evolution of Dickens' literary style. Much of the material is based on the Forster collection. Very neat owner's annotations, especially in second half of the book. Else, Very Good.
Price: $25.00

9600
Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn.- Sermon Preached by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, DD. Dean of Westminster in Westminster Abbey June 19, 1870 (The First Sunday after Trinity) Being the Sunday Following the Funeral of Charles Dickens. London. Macmillan and Co. 1870. 16 pp. 8vo. Blue-grey printed paper wraps with heavy black border on cover and title page. First Edition. Rev. Stanley's sermon in Westminster Abbey after Dickens' funeral discusses the role of fiction and fable in transmitting the lessons of religion. He also argues that the Scripture supports the sacredness of fiction. Dickens' capacity to be "witty without being wicked" is lauded, as is Dickens' championing the downtrodden. Stanley (1815–1881), educated at Rugbyand Oxford, was a liberal interpretor of the relation of Church and State, a much traveled scholar of the history of the Eastern Church and the Jewish Church, and very ecumenical in his scope. Covers soiled. Small chips (less than 1 cm.) from head and tail of spine. Else, Very Good. Podeschi H427. Concise DNB.
Price: $225.00

9603
Kitton, Frederic G.- Dickens and His Illustrators. Cruikshank, Seymour, Buss, "Phiz," Cattermole, Leech, Doyle, Stanfield, Maclise, Tenniel, Frank Stone, Landseer, Palmer, Topham, Marcus Stone, and Luke Fildes. With Twenty-Two Portraits and Facsimiles of Seventy Original Drawings Now Reproduced for the First Time. Amsterdam. S. Emmering. 1972. 255 pp. Copiously illustrated. 4to. Green publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine and on front cover. Unchanged reprint of the original edition, London, 1899, George Redway. The most comprehensive review of the relationship of Dickens and his illustrators, accompanied by many illustrations. A scholarly document, helpful in understanding Dickens and his work. The reprint is very well done. As New. Podeschi "H281.
Price: $98.00

9608
Meckier, Jerome.- Innocent Abroad. Charles Dickens's American Engagements. Lexington, KY. The University Press of Kentucky. 1990. 272 pp. 8vo. Brown publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. Decorated D.J. First Edition. A critical and scholarly commentary of Dickens' visits to America. Meckier argues that Dickens discovered his Englishness on these voyages and his profits were less than desired because of the issue of copyright protection and his own mismanagement.. Wrinkling and tear at head of D.J. over front . D.J. otherwise Very Good. Book, As New.
Price: $26.00

9625
Dickens, Charles.- The Earliest Letters of Charles Dickens (Written to his Friend Henry Kolle). The Dickens-Kolle Letters. Edited by Harry B. Smith. Introduction by Henry H. Harper. Boston. The Bibliophile Society. Printed by the University Press, Cambridge, MA. 1910 90 pp. Illustrated. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens, etched by W. H. W. Bicknell from a study (in oil) by W. R. Frith, in the collection of Harry B. Smith; a second portrait of Dickens is a facsimile of an unpublished pencil sketch. 8vo. Half imitation vellum and brown paper covered boards. Gilt titling on spine. Limited Edition of 483 copies for the members of the Society. 100 extra presentation copies printed for Harry B. Smith, of which this is one. Supplemental to the letters from Charles Dickens to Maria Beadnell. Dickens wa a friend of Kolle, who was to marry the sister of Maria Beadnell, Dickens' youthful enamorata. These early letters precede, in some cases, the letters from Dickens to Ms. Beadnell. They were generally unknown as they passed through a private purchase by Augustin Daly, the theatrical producer, and later by auction to Harry B. Smith. While the letters shed some light on the love affair between Dickens and Maria Beadnell (Kolle was the go-between during the affair), they are more important in showing Dickens' epistolary content and style in his youth. Inscription by Smith on front free end paper: "To A. L. Erlanger / from his friend / Hank (ye editor) / December, 1910." Mild foxing and browning of page edges. Mild soiling of covers. Few small chips inbrown paper covers at margins. Else, Very Good. $90.0
Price: $90.00

9628
Dickens, Charles.- Our Mutual Friend. 2 Volumes Bound Together. London. Chapman and Hall. 1865. 320, 309 pp. 8vo. Contemporary (?publisher's) half calf on 5 bands with marbled boards. A.e. marbled. Gilt titling and decorated ends on spine. First Edition. Illustrated by Marcus Stone. Bound from the parts. Lacks Half Title and Announcement (as in most copies b.f.t.p.). Otherwise conforms exactly with Smith's collation, including all the customary errors in both volumes. Dickens great later novel, replete with an excess of plots, but very rich and powerful. Wear at ends of spine, edges of boards and corners. Else, Very Good with very clean text and illustrations, free of foxing. Smith I, 107–110.
Price: $500.00

9634
Tomalin, Claire.- The Invisible Woman. The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens. New York . Alfred A. Knopf. 1991. 317 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth on spine. Red paper covered boards. Gilt titling on spine and small device on front cover. Illustrated D. J. First American Edition. Illustrated. The modern story of Dickens and Ternan. Without the revelations included in the Second (paper covered) Edition. Dickens met his enamorata, an actress, in his own theatrical productions. His relations with Ternan were kept moderately secret from the public through various Dickens-induced subterfuges despite the closeness of their relationship. Ternan married after Dickens' deathand lived as an upstanding Victorian and Edwardian woman subsequently. Tomalin tells thestory of their life together from Ternan's perspective. As New.
Price: $25.00

9636
Hughes, James L.- Dickens as an Educator. Edited, with an Introduction, by W. T. Harris New York. D. Appleton and Company. 1902. 319 pp. + 6 pp. Publisher's Catalogue. 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine and blind ruling on front cover. Second Edition (Reading Circle Edition). A fascinating study of Dickens as an educator, gleaned from his works, lettters and speeches by the Inspector of Schools in Toronto and introduced by the U. S. Commissioner of Education. It emphasizes the child's potential and imagination. Chapters discuss physical abuse of children, cramming, coercion, sympathy [?empathy] (with reference on p. 177 to Dickens' appreciation of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe and his feelings for blind children in America), training (good and bad) and, remarkably, the influence of nutrition on a child's potential. This cogent book, with its excellent documentation of Dickens' views, is a worthy precursor of Philip Collins' "Dickens and Education." Owner's signature in pencil ("Martha E. Chaff") on front pastedown. Minimal wear at ends of spine and corners. Gilt very bright. Else, Very Good.
Price: $70.00

9644
[Dickens, Charles] (pseudonym: Timothy Sparks).- Sunday under Three Heads. As It Is; As Sabbath Bills Would Make It; As It Might Be Made. By Timothy Sparks (Charles Dickens). A Reproduction in Exact Fac-Simile of the Excessively Rare Original. London. J. W. Jarvis & Son. 1884. 49 pp. + 3 pp. publisher's ads. Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). 12mo. Gray printed paper wraps with publisher's ads on recto and verso of rear cover. Illustrated facsimile cover in buff paper.. First Edition of this facsimile issue. Second Edition overall. An illustrated facsimile of a very early (1836) pamphlet by Charles Dickens, one of his rarest works, published under the pseudonym of Timothy Sparks while Dickens was working on "Pickwick Papers." This issue lacks the title as heading of Chapter III on p.35. The introduction is thought to be by Thomas J. Wise. Dickens, in his earliest advocacy for leisure for the poor, opposed the Sabbath Bills then under consideration in Parliament. According to Schlicke (Oxford Reader's Companion, p. 546) the bills had been introduced by Sir Andrew Agnew on behalf of a Sabbatarian pressure group founded in 1831. Agnew's bill was rejected while Dickens' pamphlet was in press, but Dickens' argument received very favorable press notice. Eckel (op. cit.) states that "the young author was far in advance of his time." Chips from head of spine and from corners of covers and a few end papers. Front cover detached. Shaken. Owner's signature in pencil barely detectable on front cover. Text condition Good +. Podeschi B32. Eckel, pp. 102–3. Collins, NCBEL 820. VanderPoel B471 (1).
Price: $175.00

9646
Steig, Michael.- Dickens and Phiz. Bloomington and London. Indiana University Press. 1978. 340 pp. Profusely illustrated. 8vo. Purple publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.j. First Edition. The story of an important literary collaboration, where the illustrations do not merely decorate the text, but comment upon it. "Phiz," one of the great illustrators of the nineteenth century, exercised more autonomy than had been suspected previously. As New.
Price: $45.00

9649
Dickens, Charles.- Little Dorrit. By Charles Dickens. ("Boz")Two Volumes Complete in One. Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson. N.D. [1855–60]. 317 pp. + 2pp. publisher's ads. Frontispiece Portrait of Mustachioed Dickens. Illustrated with full-page plates. 8vo. Embossed brown publisher's cloth with gilt illustrated and titled spine. The earliest Peterson binding, without Dickens' portrait. Gilt "T. B. Peterson" alone at foot of spine. Double columns. Engraved title page with T. B. Peterson, alone, recorded at 102 Chestnut St., his early address. Printed title page records Peterson, again alone, at 306 Chestnut St. T.e.g. First One Volume American Edition. In Series: T. B. Peterson's Uniform Edition of Charles Dickens' Works. Typesetting derived from Blanchard and Lea editions. Hard Times not yet published in this series. Dating to before 1860 from covers and from title pages listing of T. B. Peterson alone as publisher. See Podeschi D25, tenth and eleventh sets for discussion of Peterson editions of "Little Dorrit." Illustrations as plates, as is typical of 317 pp. edition. Minimal wear to ends of spine and corners of covers. Mild foxing, chiefly of end papers. Mild offsetting onbacks of illustrations. Else, a Very Good and bright copy of a fragile book usually found in terrible condition. Podeschi (Gimbel) D25.
Price: $275.00

9650
Dickens, Charles.- Dickens' New Stories. Containing The Seven Poor Travellers. Nine New Stories by the Christmas Fire. Hard Times. Lizzie Leigh. The Miner's Daughters. Fortune Wildred, etc. By Charles Dickens. ("Boz.") With a Portrait of the Author, Engraved on Steel. Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson. N.D. [1855–60]. 223 pp. Frontispiece Portrait of a Youthful Dickens, engraved by Welch & Walter, after a portrait by D. Maclise. 8vo. Embossed brown publisher's cloth with gilt illustrated and titled spine. The earliest Peterson binding, without Dickens' portrait. Gilt "T. B. Peterson" alone at foot of spine. Double columns. Printed title page records Peterson, alone, at 102 Chestnut St. T.e.g. First One Volume American Edition of This Series. In Series: T. B. Peterson's Uniform Edition of Charles Dickens' Works. Bleak House is recorded as the latest of volumes published in the series. Typesetting derived from Blanchard and Lea editions. Hard Times published in this volume of the series. Dating to before 1860 from covers and from title pages listing of T. B. Peterson alone as publisher at his early address. See Podeschi D25, tenth and eleventh sets for discussion of Peterson editions and the ninth set for a later edition of Dickens' New Stories" Minimal wear to ends of spine and corners of covers. Mild foxing, chiefly of end papers. Else, a Very Good and bright copy of a fragile book usually found in terrible condition. Remarkably bright and intact. Podeschi (Gimbel) D25.
Price: $275.00

9669
Dickens, Charles.- Dombey and Son. Boston. Bradbury and Guild. 1848. 624 pp. 8vo. ? Bound from the parts. Half brown calf and blue-grey cloth covered boards. gilt titling on spine. Marbled end papers. A.e. marbled. Third American Edition. Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne. This edition of Dombey was offered by Bradbury and Guild in 19 (20) parts with green wraps and is noted to be the third American edition, following the Wiley and the Philadelphia Lea & Blanchard editions, all in 1848. The wrappers were virtually exact copies of those of the original first English edition. In fact, Wilkins points out that the whole issue is almost a facsimile of the original English edition.This copy has the illustrations bound together, as in the parts issue, and occasionally evident stab holes. Wear along edges and corners of covers. Owner's printed labels on front pastedown and on front free endpaper. Pp. 5–8 slightly shaken, with browning of front edge. Lacks lower free corner of one illustration with minimal encroachment on title. Mild foxing. Else, a Very Good, tight copy. Edgar & Vail, p. 25. Wilkins, p.26. Podeschi A112.
Price: $325.00

9656
Cavanaugh, Cortes W., Edgar, Herman Le Roy, and Vail, R. W. G.- Charles Dickens. His Life as Traced by His Works; Early American Editions of the Works of Charles Dickens. New York. The New York Public Library. 1929. 31 pp. Frontispiece portraitand other plates. 8vo. Printed grey paper wraps. First Edition. Brief biography of Dickens and an excellent bibliography of his American editions by Edgar and Vail. The pamphlet accompanied an exhibit of his works in the New York Public Library in 1929. It remains the best source of information on the various and complex American editions of Dickens' works and is hard to come by. Very Good.
Price: $125.00

9663
Charles Dickens.- The Dent Uniform Edition of Dickens' Journalism. Volume II. The Amusements of The People and Other Papers: Reports, Essays and Reviews 1834–51. Edited by Michael Slater. Columbus, OH. Ohio State University Press. 1996. 408 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Black publisher's cloth with gilt titling. First Edition. The second volume of what promises to be the definitive collection of Dickens' journalism, magnificently edited by Michael Slater. As New.
Price: $60.00

9664
Charles Dickens.- The Dent Uniform Edition of Dickens' Journalism. Volume III. 'Gone Astray' and Other Papers from Household Words. Edited by Michael Slater. Columbus, OH. Ohio State University Press. 1999. 542 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Black publisher's cloth with gilt titling. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. The third volume of what promises to be the definitive collection of Dickens' journalism, magnificently edited by Michael Slater. As New.
Price: $60.00

9685
Dickens, Charles.- Great Expectations. With Forty-Six Illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Foreword by Norman Lindsay. Sydney, Australia. The Shepherd Press. 1947. 520 pp. 8vo. Black publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. First Edition with the Lindsay illustrations. An unusual Australian edition of Dickens' autobiographical novel, "Great Expectations" in the original publisher's cloth. It is copiously illustrated by Norman [Alfred W.] Lindsay (1879–1969) in a style reminiscent of Sidney Paget's Strand Magazine illustrations. Two illustrations, the frontispiece and the first in the text (the latter in sepia) are tacked to their pages, while the rest are full-page plates. An interesting edition, not in Podeschi or other bibliographies. The introduction dispenses with Dickens' preface and alternate endings and Lindsay argues for the artistic integrity of "Great Expectations" (not always characteristic, he feels, of Dickens) and the interesting attitudes toward women depicted in the novel. Lindsay was one of Australia's most distinguished artists, working in many media including etchings, watercolor, lithographs, etc. He was also author of several volumes on art or stories derived from his art. He was a most illustrious maker of ship models and was famous for his free lifestyle and for his production of erotica. Mild wear at hinges and at corners. Else, Very Good.
Price: $185.00


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