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9260
Kaplan, Fred (Editor).- Charles Dickens' Book of Memoranda. A Photographic and Typographic Facsimile of the Notebook Begun in January 1855. New York. The New York Public Library. 1981. First Edition. 107 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with decorated D.J. Transcribed and annotated by Fred Kaplan from the original manuscript in the Berg Collection of English and American Literature. One of 1000 copies. As New
Price: $65.00

11279
Jerrold, Blanchard.- Best of All Good Company. First Series. Charles Dickens. Walter Scott. W. M. Thackeray. Douglas Jerrold. Boston, MA. A. W. Lovering. 1875. Illustrated with full-page and small wood engravings, the former by John Andrews. First American Edition. 320 pp. 8vo. Green publisher’s cloth. Gilt titling and decoration on spine and front cover. T.e.g. Pale yellow end papers. Refs. Podeschi D62 (for the single English Dickens issue of 1871), D69 (for the single Dickens American issue , publ. by Shepard and Gill, Boston, 1873). Brief intimate biographies of 4 prominent English writers of the 19th century, together with selections from their works. The writers are Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, W. M. Thackeray and Douglas Jerrold and the author of the book is Jerrold’s son, Blanchard. This was initially published in England in 1872 as a series of pamphlets on “The Best of All good Company”, a series of Days with each author. Jerrold had intended them as light introductions to each author and, except for the Dickens pamphlet, they were accompanied by a selection of the author’s works. Dickens’s publishers refused to allow reprinting of his works, but as stated in the introduction of this American edition, there was no copyright law to prevent pirating selections from Dickens’s work in this edition. The publishers freely admit to the piracy and also to removing some of the less interesting material from the English publication. Here the four “Days with” are published together in a single volume. Mild wear at ends of spine and corners. Shaken. A few spots of foxing on one page.Else Good +.
Price: $45.00

11280
Gummer, Ellis N.- Dickens’ Works in Germany 1837–1937. New York. Octagon Books (a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux). 1976. Reprint of First Edition. 200 pp. 8vo. Green publisher’s cloth. Gilt titling on spine. Gilt decoration on front cover. An uncommon reference presenting “a wide critical survey of Dickens’ reception, popularity, and influence in Germany during the century following the appearance of his first novel in German translation (Gummer, Preface). As New.
Price: $25.00

11281
Dickens, Charles.- The Personal History and Experience of David Copperfield The Younger. New York. Stringer & Townsend. N.D. [ca.1850] Illustrated front paper wrap, bound in. First Edition by this publisher, contemporaneous with first American edition. 254 pp. 8vo. Half black russia with 4 bands and green marbled boards. Titled in gilt on spine. Double column printing. Refs.: Not in Wilkins or Edgar & Vail, but see Wilkins, Dickens - Early American Bibliography, p. 29 and opposite p. 40. Groce and Wallace, p.659–60 (for Samuel Wallin) and p.479 for the Irish-born J. W. Orr, who had one of the largest engraving establishments in NY. See also Hamilton, for Wallin and for Orr. Likely an unrecorded piracy of the first American edition of Dickens’s “David Copperfield”. Most likely a piracy of the Wiley and Putnam issue of ”David Copperfield”, for it is published under the same specific variant title and with a J. W. Orr wood engraving on the front paper wrap. Likely originally published in wraps. The front wrap is bound in. The cover illustration, engraved by Orr is signed as drawn by S. Wallin (an engraver and artist active in New York from 1838 to 1851; Hamilton claims that Wallin’s specialty was portraits), and resembles the famous Samuel Laurence portrait of Dickens (to a lesser extent also the Maclise “Nickleby Portrait” of Dickens). This “David Copperfield” had a complicated publishing history in America. Stringer and Townsend was a New York publisher, originally Burgess and Stringer (who had a brief partnership with Frank Leslie, according to Tabbel, Hist. Book Pub US, I, 358; II, 499). Stringer separated from Burgess and with Townsend was active in the decade 1849-ca, 1859. We have handled a “David Copperfield” similar to Wiley and Putnam’s but issued by W. F. Burgess alone, probably as an early piracy. Burgess, to whom Dick (his nephew) & Fitzgerald were apprenticed, retired in 1850 (Tabbel, I, 351), probably just after his publication of “Copperfield”. This cheaper issue probably followed promptly. Walter Smith reports (personal communication): ”the Copperfield 1st edition is by Burgess, who published two impressions in 1850. Stringer and Townsend then published an 1850 subedition with the Burgess title page modified only in the final line which bears their imprint. This Stringer and Townsend is likely another impression. Peterson of Phila. later published several subeditions from the Burgess plates”. Front end papers with newspaper clippings laid down, mostly from NY Ledger by James Parton, Peterson’s Magazine, the Quaker Street Gazette and Peck’s Sun, all from ca. 1885 and all concerning Charles Dickens. Moderate wear at edges of spine and boards and at corners. May lack rear wrap. Mild toning and foxing. Pencil notations on final page and rear end papers, dated 1884. Else, Very Good. SOLD
Price: $0.00

11313
Dickens, Charles (”Boz.”).- Sketches by “Boz.” Illustrative of Every-Day-Life and Every-Day-People. Philadelphia, PA. T. B. Peterson. ND. [ca. 1854]. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Tissue guard at frontispiece. 268 pp. 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. Podeschi D25. A very nice copy of ‘Sketches by Boz” from the first American Collected Works begun in 1851 by T. B. Peterson, who had bought the plates of Dickens' work from [Carey,] Lea & Blanchard, Harper & Brothers, et al. This volume must have been published in 1856 or earlier, The Peterson edition certainly dates from before 1857, while T. B. Peterson published alone (without his Brothers) at 102 Chestnut St. The absence of ads for the works of Dickens, probably places this publication to earlier in the 1850’s. “Bleak House” is not included in the list, while “Hard Times” is.Peterson had moved to this address in 1854 and left after a fire in 1857. The latest Dickens work on the title page is “Hard Times”, published in volume form in 1854. See Podeschi D25 for the data on publications by T. B. Peterson. Wear at ends of spine with chips lost. Wear at corners. Mild toning. Minimal foxing. Pencil scribbling on rear free end paper. A final rear free end paper is torn, but all present. Previous owner’s signature, dated “Chicago, 1872”, on front free end papers. Else,a Very Good copy of a fragile book usually found in terrible condition. Remarkably intact. .
Price: $295.00

11320
Butt, John and Tillotson, Kathleen.- Dickens at Work. London. Methuen & Co. 1968. Illustrated. First Edition (Reprinted twice). 238 pp. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. The core analysis of Dickens' working methodology. Mild offsetting on end papers. Mild tanning of spine and edges of D.J. Minimal wear at corners of D.J. Else, Very Good + in Very Good D.J. 68.00 11320
Price: $68.00

11324
Allbut, Robert.- London and Country Rambles with Charles Dickens. London. Sheppard & St. John. N.D. [? 1886] Illustrated. Revised Edition with Illustrations. 142 pp. 16mo. Blue publisher’s cloth. Gilt titling and decorations on spine and front cover. Decorated end papers in leaf and floral design. A.e.g. Podeschi H4. One of Allbut’s great travelogues, through London and Britain with Charles Dickens. He very skillfully weaves Dickens’s writings and characters into the sites and buildings he encounters. Allbut successfully personalizes all his encounters, providing a rich geograaphic journey for the Dickens lover. A model for such books, improved by the illustrations of the first edition.. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Front hinge separating at frontispiece. Wrinkle on front cover. Toning of end papers. Else, Good+
Price: $69.00

11338
Dickens, Charles (Conductor).- Household Words. A Weekly Journal. Conducted by Charles Dickens. Vol. IV, No. 99, pp. 481–504.. Saturday, February 14, 1852. London. Bradbury and Evans. 1852. First Edition. 24 pp. 8vo. Diisbound from Volume IV. Else as issued. Double column. Lohrli, Household Words, p. 90. A single issue of Dickens’s magazine from 1852. In 1850, after a controversy with his publisher, Dickens left the editorship of Bentley’s Miscellany and, together with the publisher Bradbury & Evans, began a new magazine, Household Words, for which Dickens had complete editorial authority. He was assisted in this by W. H. Wills. In 1859, after further controversy with this publisher (over his separation from his wife), he left this magazine, closed it and began his own new magazine, “All the Year Round”, which he published until his death in 1870. After that, his son, Charles Dickens, Jr., took over editorial responsibility. This issue contains articles by George Sala, Harriet Martineau, Charles Lever, Dora Greenwell, Henry Morley, Dudley Costello, William Howitt and W. H. Wills. Closed tear at free margin of leaf 493/4. Else, Very Good. 39.00.00 11338
Price: $39.00

11352
[Sheet Music]. Stange, Stanislaus (Words), and Jukian Edwards (Music).- Dolly Varden. The Lay of the Jay. Dolly. New York. M. Witmark & Sons. 1901. First Edition. 5 pp. Small Fo. Printed and decorated paper wraps. Illustration of Lulu Glazer as Dolly Varden on front cover. 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 “The Princess Chic” as produced by the Princess Chic Opera Company and “The Jolly Musketeer” as performed by the Jefferson De Angelis Opera Company. There were Broadway productions of the “Dolly Varden” 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. The illustration of Lulu Glaser (1874–1958) as Dolly Varden is in the ccllection of the NYPL Previous owner’s signature in pencil on front cover. Foxing of cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

11360
[Dickens, Charles].- The Girls of Dickens Retold. New York. McLoughlin Brothers N.D.(ca. 1890–1907). Illustrated with chromolithographed frontispiece and many black and white illustrations, both full page and inserted into text. An early edition. 128 pp. Small 4to. Blue pictorial publisher’s cloth with scene from Old Curiosity Shop on front cover. Titled in black on spine. Floral end papers. A much reprinted retelling of stories about girls from Dickens’s novels and shorter works. Illustrated. There is a parallel work on “The Boys of Dickens Retold”. Owner’s signature on front free end papers, dated Oct. 16, 1907. The publisher, McLoughlin Brothers, specialized in children’s books with color plates and experimented with various color plate processes through the middle and late 19th century, until about 1920. They often issued piracies, some from English publishers. There is a major collection of McLoughln Bros. productions at the American Antiquarian Society. Covers worn with image rubbed on front cover and wear at ends of spine and corners.rear floral end paper detached from pastedown and chipped. Hinges cracked internally. Toning of p. 128. Else, text block Good + in Fair covers.
Price: $12.00

11181
Kitton, Fred. G.- Dickensiana. A Bibliography of the Literature Relating to Charles Dickens and His Writings. New York. Haskell House. 1971. Illustrated.with frontispiece portrait of Dickens after Samuel Lawrence and facsimile of Dickens' bookplate at rear. Facsimile by photo-offset of First Edition,.published by George Redway in 1886. 510 pp. + 1p. errata at rear. 8vo. Tan publisher's cloth. Gilt titling on spine. Podeschi H283 (for First Edition). An early bib;iography of Dickensiana including some unusual, interesting and informative material. New.
Price: $65.00

5740
Marzials, Frank T.- Life of Charles Dickens. London. Walter Scott. 1887. First Edition. Large Paper Edition. 166 pp. + xxxiii Bibliography + 8 pp. publisher’s catalogue. 8vo. Deep Blue Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Lettering. T.E.G.. Pages uncut and untrimmed. Includes “Bibliography” by John P. Anderson (British Museum). Corners bumped. Sl. wear at ends of spine. Rear hinge starting. Else, Very good.
Price: $85.00

11023
Dickens, Charles.- Little Dorrit. With Fifty-Eight Illustrations by J. Mahoney. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1873. First Edition of Harper’s Miscellaneous Popular Novels. 354 pp. + 6 pp. publisher’s ads. 4to. Green illustrated publisher's paper wraps. Double column format. Podeschi D68 and D66(English issue). Wilkins, pp.46–7 (American issue). Jarndyce CXIII. Dickens’s great novel in the rare wraps issue, derived from The Household Edition, which was issued in 22 volumes (with Forster's "Life"), published in the period 1871–1879; it was the first edition after Dickens' death and had new illustrations by Barnard and others. In America, this edition was published by Harper & Brothers (in 1872–1877) in a new typesetting and, a bit earlier, as a local issue of the English (Chapman & Hall) edition, by D. Appleton. Harpers did not use all the illustrations of the English edition, substituting in some volumes illustrations by American artists Here the illustrations are by Mahoney, an English artist of the mid-19th century. Mahoney was “an uneducated London waif [who] was accepted in the world of illustration for a time because of his gift as a draftsman, but his objectionable habits kept him always on the edge of disaster. The very somberness of his life made logical the Dalziels’ choice of Mahoney as their illustrator in the Household Edition for those novels in which the darker side of London life was Dickens’s primary concern…He is in far closer harmony with Dickens’s text than is Phiz in [”Little Dorrit”]” (Gordon N. Ray, ”The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914” Dover, p. 137). Rare in wraps. Owner’s names at head of front cover. Wear at head, tail and edges of spine and at corners. Mild soiling of covers. Front cover detached, with a few small chips not encroaching on text or images. Else, Very Good .
Price: $150.00

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

10886
Sweetser, Kate Dickinson.- Dining with Dickens a Delmonico’s. A illustrious Friendly Relations Assembly as Revealed in the Contents of an Old Trunk. In a Whole Single Issue of “The Bookman”, Vol. XLIX, No. 1. March, 1919, pp. 20–28. New York. George H. Doran Company. 1919. First Edition. 9 pp. 8vo. Blue printed paper wraps. William Edgar Sackett and John James Scannell, “Scannell’s New Jersey First Citizens” ( for Kate Sweetser). Obituary, N. Y. Times, February 18, 1870 (for Henry E. Sweetser) The story of Dickens’s New York dinner witth the Press on April 18, 1868. This story is written by Kate Dickinson Sweetser (d. 1939), an author of stories about children in Dickens’s (and others’) works, and is based on a collection of manuscript material and documents she found in a trunk belonging to Henry E. Sweetser, a relative (? uncle), whose efforts almost alone carried out this great celebration of Dickens, just prior to his departure from America on his second visit here in 1868. Dickens’s relations with the American Press became strained on his first visit to America in 1842, but this breach was repaired greatly by the occasion of this dinner, to which Dickens came amidst great suffering from foot pain, probably caused by acute gout. Kate Swetser was a cousin of the poet Emily Dickinson; she had been born in New York City, the daughter of Charles H. and Mary N. Sweetser and lived in New Jersey. Her father was a journalist and editor, a partner with Henry Sweetser. Another story in this issue, “Tatania Arrives”, concerning a bookshop is by Christopher Morley. Chips and closed tears at edges of wraps. Else, Very Good.
Price: $90.00

10895
Dickens, Charles.- Hard Times, Chs. XXXI & XXXII. in The Evening Post [New York], Weekly. Volume XIII. No. 33. Thursday, August 17, 1864, p.4 William C. Bryant & Co. 1854. First Edition. 4 pp. Newspaper. Large Fo. Not bound. Folded. A reprinting of two chapters from Charles Dickens’s novel “Hard Times”. Probably one part in the serial publication of Dickens’s novel in this New York newspaper in the same year as the book publication. Likely this was a piracy, as was all too frequent in reprinting Dickens’s works in America. In his first visit to America in 1842, Dickens raised the issue of the lack of respect in America for the idea of international copyright, for he rankled at the frequent piracies of his work in this country. In doing so he incurred the ire of the American Press. Some amends were made at the press dinner for Dickens on the second visit of the author to America in 1867–8. The New York Evening Post was a distinguished newspaper founded by Alexander Hamilton. It prospered under the editorship of William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878), a poet, lawyer and journalist, who supported the Abolitionists and introduced Lincoln in 1860 at the Cooper Union. Bryant must have been aware of Dickens feelings about piracy of his works, but there is no record of recompense to Dickens by this or the many other newspapers and most publishers who printed his work. America did not join the international copyright protection till the 1890’s. “Hard Times”, originally published in Britain in 1854, was a social novel in which Dickens held forth against Jeremy Bentham and Utilitarianism,; he argued for the role of ‘feelings’ in education, as opposed to the emphasis on ‘facts’; and he showed his early awareness of problems and inequities for the working class in the Industrial Revolution. Hinge mildly separating. Else, Very Good.
Price: $110.00

7952
Dickens, Charles (attrib.)- Hobbledehoy. A Poem in the "Portland Transcript. An Independent Family Journal of Literature, News, &c." Portland, Maine, Saturday, March 5, 1851. Volume XIV, Number 48, p.384. Portland, ME. Gould & Elwell. 1851. First Edition, as such. 8 pp. (whole issue) Fo. Unbound newspaper. Harry Stone, "Uncollected Writings from 'Household Words','' Vol. II. p. 511. Allegedly a Dickens poem appearing in a weekly newspaper from Maine. Prominently placed on the last page. A possible piracy and an early American edition of this poem. Pending identity of Its source, it is not certain that Dickens himself wrote it. According to Harry Stone, for "Household Words", for example, it appears that Dickens himself wrote only one poem ("Hidden Light", with Adelaide Anne Procter) among the many in the nine years of publication. Carolyn W. and Laurence H. Houtchens, however, argue strongly (Three Early Works Attributed to Dickens, Pub.MLA, vol. 59, No. 1, Mar. 1944, pp. 226-235) that the poem is by Dickens, having first appeared in America in the reputable New-York Mirror, edited by George Pope Morris in August, 1841, at that time attributed to “Boz”, Other interesting items include a poem by Shelley and a joke about the atheism of Rhode Island. Hinge of fold Is cracked. A few small stains. Else, Very Good.
Price: $135.00

10756
Dickens, Charles.- Pictures from Italy. [New York]. [W. H. Colyer]. [1846]. First American Edition under this title. 64 pp. 8vo. Disbound. Double column format. Podeschi A101. Edgar & Vail, p. 23. Wilkins, pp. 27–8. Dickens’s ”Letters [to John Forster from Italy]” were first published serially in early 1846 by “The Daily News”, with the first American separate issue published by Wiley & Putnam’s Library of Choice Reading as “Travelling Letters. Written on the Road”. Modified and adapted further as “Pictures from Italy”, it was issued by Colyer, also in 1846. Very uncommon. Lacks original paper wraps. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

10758
Hanaford, Phebe A.- The Life and Writings of Charles Dickens: A Women’s Memorial Volume. Boston. B. B. Russell. 1871. Frontispiece portrait and signature of Dickens (with tissue guard), engraved on steel by F. T. Stuart of Boston. First Edition. 401 pp. + 4 pp. publisher’s ads at rear. Small 8vo. Reddish purple publisher's cloth with gilt lettering on spine and facsimile Dickens signature in front cover. Beveled boards Podeschi H230. NCBEL III, 828. M. Fielding, Groce & Wallace, Stauffer I, 263 (for Stuart). Original Copyright by P.A.H. was 1870. It was issued by two publishers, E. C. Allen of Maine and this Boston issue. Dedicated to the Women of America. A scarce biography with well selected extracts from Dickens' work illustrating the biographical points. The frontispiece portrait of Dickens was engraved on steel by F[rederick] T. Stuart (1837–1913) was a prominent Boston engraver, with many published engraved portraits. He worked originally in New York, later (after 1857) in Boston. published shortly after Dickens’ death, this is his first biography by a woman and one of the earliest of all. Owners’ signatures on front free end paper. Front hinge starting internally. Spine fading. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Pages yellowing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

10763
Chaudhry, Ghulam Ali.- Dickens and Hawthorne. In Essex House Historical Collections. Vol. C, No. 4, October, 1964, pp. 256–273 Salem, MA. Essex Institute. 1964. First Edition. 17 pp. (whole number, 84 pp.). 8vo. Grey prnted and illustrated stiff paper wraps. An interesting article on the views of Hawthorne and Dickens on one another in a single whole issue, The Special Hawthorne Issue. of The Essex institute Historical Collections. Interesting comments on the fanciful in Hawthorne and Dickens, who may not have met, except that Hawthorne was invited to the great Boston dinner at Papanti’s Hall for Dickens in 1842 (it is not clear that Hawthorne went). The rest of the issue has important commentary on Hawthorne. Slight soiling of covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $40.00

10769
Barnard, Frederick- A Set of Six Postcards with Full Images of Characters from Dickens’ Works, Drawn by Barnard. London. Cassell and Co. N.D. [ca. 1900–10] Illustrated by F. Barnard. First Edition. 6 cards. 3 1/2” x 5 1/2”. Unbound. Six individual postcards, calling for Halfpenny Stamp for local delivery and i Penny Stamp for foreign delivery. A set of six unused sepia postcards with the superb illustrations by Frederick Barnard (1846–96) of Dickens characters. Each postcard shows the image along with an appropriate quotation from the novel for which the illustration was drawn. We have elsewhere seen an identical postcard, postmarked 1907. The characters in this set are: Little Dorrit, Mr. Micawber, Uriah Heep, Captain Cuttle, The Two Wellers, Mr. Pickwick. Barnard, who worked in New York and London (for Punch and the Illustrated London News) as an engraver and illustrator, often drew for Harper Brothers publications in America. These illustrations first appeared (1870–79) in the Household Edition of Dickens’ Works for Chapman & Hall and for Harpers. They were immensely popular. Mild bumping of a few corners. The image of The Two Wellers” is toned. Else, Very Good.
Price: $110.00

10794
Dickens, Charles.- Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, Edited by “Boz.” Embellished with a Portrait. New York. William H. Colyer. 1838. Frontispiece portrait of Grimaldi, an early lithograph by N. Currier, with tissue guard. Second American Edition, Second State. 232 pp. 12mo. Blue paper covered boards and tan linen spine. Printed paper label (lacking). T.e.g. Podeschi, B66. VanderPoel B602(1) .Conningham (Revised) 3297. “The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi” was edited with an introduction by a young Charles Dickens only 2 years after his first major literary production, “The Pickwick Papers”.. The text presented to Dickens was a long discursive manuscript, which he edited and rewrote heavily, also providing the “Introductory Chapter” and, possibly, the “Concluding Chapter”. It was published first in England by Bentley in two volumes with illustrations by George Cruikshank. The first American edition was also in two volumes published in Philadelphia. This second edition was a one-volume production by William Colyer, published in the same year as the First Edition. Both American editions did not include Cruikshank’s illustrations. The Colyer edition was issued in two states: in the first state, signatures 3 & 4 were both labeled “3”, corrected in the second state. The frontispiece lithograph is an early production by Nathaniel Currier, who had opened his shop only three years earlier. Lacks label on spine. Wear chiefly at edges of board and front hinge. Signature 3 mildly shaken. Mild foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $300.00

10806
Whipple, Edwin P.- Lectures on Subjects Connected with Literature and Life. Boston. Ticknor, Reed & Fields. 1850 [1849] First Edition. (Catalogue at front dated October 1, 1849; it notes Longfellow’s “Evangeline” just published; owner’s stamp dated Oct. 1849). 218 pp. + 4 pp. publisher’s catalogue at front. Small 8vo. Brown publisher’s cloth, embossed in the blind. Titled in gilt on spine. Tryon & Charvat, A162b. A series of lectures, mostly on wit and humor in literature by Edwin P. Whipple (1819–86), the noted 19th Century critic, essayist and Editor of Dickens’s Works. The first essay in the volume comments on the changing reputation of authors through their lives. There follows.an extended consideration of Dickens as an author and a person, showing through his characters Dickens’s personal characteristics and effectiveness as a man. Two of the six lectures, perhaps Whipple’s most famous, discuss “Wit and Humor” and “The Ludicrous Side of Life”. Ex libris with library stamp on title page dated Oct., 1849, from the Boston Mercantile Library where some of these lectures were delivered. According to Tryon & Charvat, this first edition, published on October 3, 1849, was printed in only 750 copies and sold out in 10 days. Wear at ends of spine. Corners bumped. Front cover soiled. Chip from cloth on rear cover. Else. Very Good.
Price: $110.00

10815
Lambert, Samuel W.- When Mr. Pickwick Went Fishing. With Eleven Ilustrations by Robert Seymour New York. Edmond Byrne Hackett. The Brick Row Book Shop, Inc. 1924. Illustrated. First Edition. 83 pp. 12mo. White publisher’s cloth spine with printed paper label. Green paper covered boards. illustrated D.J. P. Van Ingen, Bull. NY Acad. Med., Vol. 18 (4), April, 1942. pp. 293–6 (for Lambert). This volume reopens the case put forward by the family of Robert Seymour, the first illustrator of Charles Dickens’s “Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club”, his first novel and the one that established Dickens’s enormous reputation. Dickens had denied the claims of the Seymours that Robert Seymour, a noted illustrator, who committed suicide after only two issues of the serial novel had been published, had conceived of Mr. Samuel Pickwick prior to knowing Dickens and had illustrated him and many of his personal characteristics before Dickens had been hired by Chapman & Hall Publishers to provide text to Seymour’s illustrations of the sporting gentleman. The author of this study presents a cogent case in support of the Seymours, who had been harshly dismissed by Dickens and his biographer, John Forster. The author of this study was Dr. Samuel W. Lambert (1859–1942), an advocate for women’s care in pregnancy and parturition, Dean of Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons, engineer of the merger of the medical college and its hospital, President of the New York Academy of Medicine, a prominent bibliophile and donor to the latter’s distinguished library of rare medical books. Inscribed by author to Lewis M. Thompson. who may have been the Lewis M. Thompson found, with the notorious adventurer and soldier of fortune, George B. Boynton, to be the targets of an investigation in 1906 for the counterfeiting of Venezuela’s silver currency in anticipation of their fostering a revolution in that country. (New York Times. Wednesday, September 19, 1906, p. 4). Near Fine. Pages uncut and untrimmed.
Price: $75.00

6743
Hervey, Thomas Kibble].- The Book of Christmas; Descriptive of the Customs, Ceremonies, Traditions, Superstitions, Fun, Feeling, and Festivities of the Christmas Season. New York. Wiley & Putnam. 1845. First American Edition. 220 pp. + publisher's ads 8vo. Green Publisher's Cloth. A rather complete analysis of Christmas traditions in England (at the time of publication of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”) by Thomas Kibble Hervey (1799–1859). It shows that the commmodification of Christmas and Its secularization were already well underway by the time of “The Carol.” It traces the history of Plum Pudding, Mistletoe Conventions, and Reminisces, among Others, on Joseph Grimaldi’s Pantomimes in the Christmas Season. The history of the oral traditions of Christmas. including what became "ghost stories" is discussed. A Very Important Complement to Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Publisher’s Ads Include One for Poe’s Tales and Hawthorne's edition of "Journal of an African Cruizer" with comments on the Liberian Colony. The original publication was by W. Spooner in London in 1836. It was, remarkably, illustrated by Seymour, perhaps his last work except for "Pickwick." Spine faded and chipped, especially at head and tail. Corners bumped. Few stains on covers. Top edges gilt. Minimal foxing internally. Else, a Very Good tight copy.
Price: $250.00

10621
Gibson, Charles Dana.- “Mr. Pickwick Delivering His Famous Oration”. From People of Dickens. Drawn by Charles Dana Gibson. New York. R. H. Russelll 1897. First Edition. 1 p. Fo. (Image: 9 1/2” x 14 7/8”. Sheet: 17 1/4” x 22 7/8” Single sheet. A superb illustration by Charles Dana Gibson of Mr. Samuel Pickwick delivering his oration to the assembled Pickwick Club. Gibson (1867–1944) was an illustrious artist and illustrator at the turn of the 19th century. He defined the look of fashionable women in his era by the illustrations he drew for Life, Collier’s, Scribner’s and other magazines. During World War I, he led the group of illustrators doing war posters for the US Government. Among his portfolios is one with six illustrations of characters from Charles Dickens’s Works. This one, of Mr. Pickwick is the most dramatic and characteristic of the six. Here it is presented alone, professionally restored to Fine condition. Fine.
Price: $550.00

10691
Wagenknecht, Edward.- Dickens and the Scandalmongers. Essays in Criticism. Norman, OK. University of Oklahoma Press. 1965. First Edition. 162 pp. 8vo. Tan publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J, Gilt titling. T.e. dyed orange Contains a long essay on Dickens' relationship with Ellen Ternan, as well as other more literary essays on Dickens and Longfellow, Katherine Mansfield, Ellen Glasgow, Edmund Wilson and others. Attacks the critics who derogate Dickens and Ellen Ternan on little evidence. Wagenknecht was Professor of English at Boston University. Else, As New.
Price: $32.00

10592
[Tuck, Adolph].- Tuck’s Post Cards. Series No. 6012. “The Pickwick Papers”. Six in a Packet. London. Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd. N.D. [ca. 1905–10]. Six “Oilettes” after the original pictures by “Phiz”. First Edition 6 cards. 3 7/16” W x 5 7/16” H The cards are housed in the original printed envelope. A complete set of six postcards with colored illustrations after “Phiz” from “Pickwick Papers” by Charles Dickens. These illustrious illustrations speak for themselves, for Dickens and for “Phiz”. They comprise Set #6912 of “Oilette” cards by Raphael Tuck & Sons, complete with the proper tan envelope printed in red. Raphael Tuck & Sons, of London, was a prominent publisher of art reproductions from 1866 and early modern postcards, beginning with a view of Mt. Snowden (Wales) in 1894 and a first numbered series of London views in 1899. The early printing by chromolithography with multiple stones was done in Germany. They used embossed and hand-cut dies. Designated Art Publishers to the Queen by Victoria in a royal warrant of 1893, their plant was destroyed in the London Blitz in 1940 during World War II. Tuck led the campaign for a standard full-size (3.5” x 5.5”) card in 1899 and for the split-back card (separate address and message sections) in 1902. Postcards Near Fine. Cracking of envelope along folds of flap and one edge with mild wear at corners. Mild soiling of envelope. Else, Very Good. 100.00 10592
Price: $100.00

10500
Dickens, Charles, (Chapman, T. J., Editor).- Schools and Schoolmasters. From the Writings of Charles Dickens. New York and Chicago. A. S. Barnes & Company. 1871 Illustrated by Phiz. First Edition. 232 pp. 12mo. Pinkish brown publisher’s cloth, decorated and lettered in the blind on both covers. Titled and decorated in gilt on the spine. T.e.g. Podeschi D64. Selections from 3 Dickens Novels, “Nicholas Nickleby, æDombey and Sonæ and “David Copperfield”, on schools and schoolmasters. Quite uncommon. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Slight soiling of covers. Foxing of only a few pages. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

10503
Miller, J. Hillis and David Borowitz.- Charles Dickens and George Cruikshank: Papers Read at a Clark Library Seminar on May 9, 1970. Wit an Introduction by Ada Nisbet. Berkeley, CA. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California. 1971. Illustrated. First Edition. 99 pp. 8vo. Orange stiff paper wraps with grey printing on cover and spine. An outstanding review of Cruikshank’s relationship with Dickens by J. Hillis Miler and David Borowitz. Scholarly and authoritative. Very Good
Price: $55.00

10507
Corelli, Marie [Mary Mackay].- The Strange Visitation. London. Hodder and Stoughton. N.D. [1912]. Second Edition (First Book Edition). 188 pp. 12mo. Red publisher’s cloth. Gilt titling and decoration on spine. Salmanson, www.violetbooks.com/corelli.html This book was originally published in 1904 as “The Strange Visitation of Josiah McNason: A Ghost Story” in magazine format, in Strand Magazine by George Newnes. It did not achieve book format until this 1912 publication by Hodder & Stoughton. It is a ghost story of Christmas, clearly derived from Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”. Marie Corelli (1855–1924) was born Mary Mackay in London, the illegitimate daughter of the Scottish poet Dr. Charles Mackay. She lived a very bohemian life, likely lesbian, and was a prolific author of romance, fantasy. spiritual and mystical stories and novels, easily outselling H. G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle and others. Much of her work made it to silent film, including “The Sorrows of Satan” by D. W. Griffith, starring Adolph Menjou, Ricardo Cortez and Carol Dempster. Covers soiled and spotted. End papers browned. Owner’s signature on front free end paper and ink markings on front pastedown. Else, Good +.
Price: $75.00

10518
[Pamphlet]. Gordon, Elizabeth Hope.- The Naming of Characters in the Works of Charles Dickens, Lincoln, Nebraska. University of Nebraska. 1917. First Edition. 35 pp. 8vo. Blue-grey printed stiff paper wraps. Stapled. An interesting article on Dickens’s naming of his characters. Some of the names came from real people, many of whom have been identified. Many names were applied as a reflection of the character and behavior, appearance or personality of the novel’s character, hence were directly descriptive. Some reflected the occupation of the person, and some were suggestive of types or corruptions of punning, yet some, in fact, were neutral Overall, Dickens showed a whimsical humor in name selections. Yellowing of edges of covers. Slight wear at hinge of covers. Small chip from lower corner, front cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

10520
Steig, Michael.- Dickens and Phiz. Bloomington and London. Indiana University Press. 1978. Profusely illustrated. First Edition. 340 pp. 8vo. Purple publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.j. 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. Slight wear at edges of D.J. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $55.00

7977
Pomeranz, Herman.- Medicine in the Shakespearean Plays and Dickens' Doctors. New York. Powell Publications. 1936. First Edition. 410 pp. + Index. 8vo. Blue publisher's Cloth. Two books in one: the first is a review of Elizabethan medicine and Shakespeare's views on the subject; the second a similar approach for Dickens. Very Good.
Price: $75.00

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

10349
Dickens, Charles.- The Old Curiosity Shop and Master Humphrey's Clock. A Reprint of the First Edition, with the Illustrations and an Introduction, Biographical and Bibliographical, by Charles Dickens the Younger. London. Macmillan and Co. 1892. Illustrated. Wood engravings drawn by H. K. Browne and George Cattermole. First Edition in this collection. 654 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's ads. Small 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine and gilt cartouche on front cover with Dickens' initials in gilt. Podeschi D131, first set. A very nice edition of The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Master Humphrey's Clock" from the "Uniform Edition" of Dickens' Works. Printed by R. and R. Clark (the English issue). This set has introductions by Charles Dickens the Younger, who succeeded his father as Editor of "All the Year Round" in 1870. Browning and staining of page edges and preliminaries. Lacks rear free end paper. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Else, Very Good.
Price: $25.00

10388
Fido, Martin.- Charles Dickens. An Authentic Account of His Life & Times London. The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd.. N.D. [? 1973 ] Copiously illustrated. ? Second Edition, reprint. 140 pp. 4to. Green publisher's cloth, titled in black on spine with facsimile of Dickens's signature on front cover. Illustrated end papers and D.J. The story of the Inimitable, heavily illustrated in color and b/w. Near Fine in Near Fine D.J.
Price: $20.00

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

10270
Anonymous.- Ghosts on the Stage. In Harper's Weekly. Vol. VIII. - No. 379, p. 221. April 2, 1864. First Edition. Pages Entire Issue, 15 pp.Fo. Single issue, disbound. Illustrated cover. First Edition. Illustrated. Allan Sutcliffe, Pepper's Ghost and A Christmas Carol, The Dickensian, Vol. 101, Part 3, No. 467, pp. 225-232, Winter, 2005. In 1863, the conjuror John Henry Pepper demonstrated his Ghost Illusion in his dramatization of Dickens' Haunted Man. The illusion was originally devised by Henry Dircks, a Liverpool Civil Engineer as Dircksian Phantasmagoria and refined by Pepper with his 1862-63 production of Dickens' story. In it, the illusion of a ghost was attacked by a sword. According to Sutcliffe, the ghost illusion was used in many other dramatic productions. especially of Dickens' works, notably A Christmas Carol. During the period 1875-1900 several theatrical companies were active in productions of the ghost illusion, including Gompertz's "Spectrescope and Spectral Opera Company", Strange and Wilson's "Aetherscope and Spectral Opera Company", "The Original Pepper's Ghost and Spectral Opera Company". Attention has been called to Pepper's Ghost particularly by the 2005 exhibit on Spirits and Spiritualism by Ricky Jay at a New York Soho art gallery and his preceding talk at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This issue of Harper's Weekly describes the method used to project the image of the Ghost Illusion and is illustrated. The illustration was used by Sutcliffe for his article in "The Dickensian". This issue of Harper's Weekly has many articles on the Civil War, illustrated with images of Generals, the Gettysburg Cemetery as well as other interesting material, including full-page and double page illustrations by Thomas Nast. Slight browning of leading page edge. Else, Very Good +. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1864.
Price: $150.00

10311
Dickens, Charles.- Another Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire. First American Edition. Pages 47 pp. 8vo. Pale pink printed paper wraps. Sewn. First American Edition. Podeschi, B229. Lohrli, p. 118. VanderPoel B441. The Extra Christmas Number of Household Words for 1853. Composed of nine stories, of which Dickens wrote only the first (The Schoolboy's Story") and the last ("Nobody's Story"). The other stories are by Eliza Lynn, George Sala, Adelaide A. Procter, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edmund Dixon & W. H. Wills, Samuel Sidney and Mr. William Gaskell. All were, for the most part, regular and valued contributors to Household Words. At first, his two stories were collected by Dickens in "Reprinted Pieces." "The Schoolboy's Story" is a reminiscence of Dickens' days at Wellington House Academy and Old Cheeseman as a schoolfriend of Dickens at Chatham. In "Nobody's Story", Dickens reveals his support for social reformThis Fetridge edition is, likely, a piracy. Spine and rear cover lost. Wear at edges and corners. Corners dog-eared. Else, Very Good. Boston. Fetridge & Co. 1854.
Price: $110.00

10234
Langton, Robert.- The Childhood and Youth of Charles Dickens. With Retrospective Notes and Elucidations from His Books and Letters. With Frontispiece in Photogravure and Eighty-Two Wood-Engravings by the Author. Later Edition. Pages 260 pp.8vo. Green publisher's cloth. Gilt titling on spine and front cover. T.e.g. Blind ruling on front cover. Later Edition. Illustrated. An early biographyof Charles Dickens as a boy and young adult. Thoroughly illustrated and correlated with his writings. Originally issued in a limited edition in 1891. Thin wrinkle on front cover. Else, Very Good. London. Hutchinson & Co. 1912.
Price: $68.00

10149
[Sheet Music). Dickens, Charles (Words) and Russell, Henry (Composer ).- The Ivy Green. A Ballad. The Words Written by "Boz". The Music Composed and Respectfully Dedicated to Lynde M. Walter, Esq, of Boston by Henry Russell A ballad written by Henry Russell to the words of Dickens' famous poem. Podeschi errs in calling Russell an american composer. Born in Britain, he spent adecade or two in America before returning to England. He was closely associated with the Musical Bouquet in London. First Edition. Podeschi C6 (see also C7-10). VanderPoel D20 (for Fifth Edition). Lightwood, p.172. Browned and lightly foxed. Else, Very Good. New York. James L. Hewitt & Co. 1838.
Price: $150.00

10157
Landon, Richard.- Please, Sir, I Want Some More. Being an Exhibition of the Works of Boz, and Containing Some Account of His Trials and Tribulations with Publishers and Illustrators, His Sojurn in the Far-Flung Colony of Canada, and Sundry Descriptions of His Books: the Whole Conducted by Richard Landon with the Assistance of Dan Calinescu and Charles Dickens, Esq. The catalogue of anexhibit of Dickens' works at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, issued to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Dickens' visit to Canada in 1842. An Interesting narrative accompanies the discussion of each work and many illustrations, mostly from the original editions. First Edition. As New. Toronto. The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. 1992.
Price: $50.00

10181
Select Committee of the House Of Lords.- Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Select Committee of the House of Lords Appointed to Consider of the Poor Laws, and to Report Their Observations Thereupon, from Time to Time to the House: and Who Had Leave Also to Report the Evidence from Time to Time to the House. 1830-1. Part of the testimony taken by the House of Lords in 1830-31 concerning the state of implementation of the Poor Laws, of labor, farming and employment in diverse locations in the country. Horrifying reports of poverty, inadequate farming technology, all labor at low wages, child labor virtually universal with starvation wages, poor supervision and no public assistance. The hopelessness of the poor is evident throughout the responses to the inquiry. It was these hearings which so inflamed Chartles Dickens against the Poor Laws that he wrote "Oliver Twist" as a protest and published it in 1836-7. First Edition. Lacks covers. Ex libris with only a modest library stamp on the title page. 3 preliminary leaves detached. Else, Very Good. London. The House of Lords. 1831.
Price: $400.00

10184
Dickens, Charles (Editor).- The World Here and There, or, Notes of Travellers. From Household Words. Edited by Charles Dickens. First Series. Originally published by Putnam (Podeschi D17), later reissued from the same typesetting of text by Bunce (Podeschi D23) in 1854. A collection of travel narratives appearing first in the earliest four volumes of Household Words. None of the articles is by Dickens, but he edited all. Among the authors are Wills, Weir, Henry Morley, John Capper, Otto von Wenckstern, Sidney Blanchard, Thomasina Ross, St. John, Dr. von Corning, Soutar and Keys. First American Edition. Podeschi D17, D23. Lohrli, Household Words. Not in Edgar and Vail. Front cover loose, faded and water stained. Rear cover detached, faded. Foxing and staining of preliminaries and first 3 leaves. Chips from ends of spine with 1/2" missing at head and 3/4" lacking at tail. Else, Good. New York. G. P. Putnam 1852.
Price: $80.00

9977
{Broadside].- Readings. S[pencer] R[andolph] Bonnell, of Amherst College, Will Read, by Invitation, on Tuesday Even'g, Nov. 30, in Union Hall, Plainfield, Conn. Norwich, CT. Press of Campbell & Co. N.D. [ca. 1870] 1 p. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Loose sheet, unmounted First Edition. A 19th century public reading by S. R. Bonnell of Amherst College. The program includes "How Pickwick 'Popped the Question'," "The Trial of Pickwick," and "The Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. The date is suggested by the period in which the printer was active. A variety of attractive type faces are used. At 20¢ for admission, the program was a distinct bargain. Slight browning of top edge. Old vertical fold. Else, Very Good +. Norwich, CT. Press of Campbell & Co. N.D. [ca. 1870]
Price: $110.00

10058
Coolidge, Archibald C., Jr.- Charles Dickens as a Serial Novelist. Ames, IA. Iowa State University Press. 1967. 256 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilttitling on spine. D.J. with facsimile of Dickens' signature. First Edition. Coolidge views the novel as a labyrinth of familiar materials, ultimately knowable. The author's ability to organize these materials, metaphors, psychological insights and descriptions, time, etc., is important in the success of the novel. In Dickens' case, the serial form, bears strongly on the success of his novels. The author contends that the serial form of publication facilitated the organization by Dickens of his plot and novelistic material, ultimately to further the clarity and success of his works. Fine. Ames, IA. Iowa State University Press. 1967.
Price: $32.00

8132
Dickens, Charles.- A Full and Faithful Report of the Memorable Trial of Bardell against Pickwick. Extracted from "The Pickwick Papers." Copy No. 250 of 750 Copies Printed. Prologue and Epilogue by John F. Banker, Esq. Nevada City, CA. Harold Berliner. 1974. 69 pp. Designed and illustrated by Wolfgang Lederer. 8vo. Yellow Illustrated Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Decorations. First Edition, as Such, limited to 750 Copies. A charming, beautifully executed extract from "The Pickwick Papers" of the humorous episode of Mrs. Bardell's breach of promise suit against Mr. Pickwick Very Good. Bookplate of Richard E. Nuss on Front Free Fly Leaf.
Price: $138.00

9107
Dickens, Charles (Editor).- Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "Boz" With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. With Notes and Additions, Revised by Charles Whitehead. London. G. Routledge & Co. 1853. 256 pp. Small 8vo. Red publisher's cloth,embossed with lettering and decorations in the blind and gilt titling. yellow end papers. T.e.g. A New Edition. (A Reissue of Richard Bentley's Second Edition, 1846, the First Edition with notes by Whitehead). Plates by Cruikshank. Frontispiece portrait of Grimaldi, after Raven. (? Engraved by Greatbatch) Cohn 237, 238. Grimaldi, (1779-1837) was England's greatest clown. His memoirs were originally published and edited by Charles Dickens, in two volumes, in 1838. Eckel's comments on the limited participation of Dickens in writing this work are taken by many to be authoritative. Grimaldi initially sketched it out and gave it to Wilks, who worked it up before selling it to Bentley. The latter hired Dickens to polish it. Besides doing some editing, Dickens wrote the introductory and, possibly, the final chapter. The "Memoirs" was first published in 1838 with Cruikshank illustrations. This revised edition has extensive notes by Charles Whitehead and retains the original Cruikshank illustrations. Wear at ends of spine and at corners. Pages soiled. Signature M shaken. Plates very good. Else Good+.
Price: $125.00

9085
Dickens, Charles, Jr.- The Blue Chamber, Being the Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round, Conducted by Charles Dickens [,Jr.], for Christmas, 1873. London. Chapman & Hall. 1873. 48 pp.8vo. Blue Paper Wraps, as Issued. First Edition. Ads on all covers including margins of front cover. Dickens died in 1870. The editorship of All the Year Round passed to his son, Charles Dickens, Jr. for its remaining years. The concept of the Extra Christmas Number was continued by Charlie, who, together with Evans, had earlier formed the publishing house of Charles Dickens and Evans, the new publisher of All the Year Round. Wear at ends of spine. Mild foxing. Soiling of covers. Else,Very Good.
Price: $100.00

9076
[Dickens, Charles]. Shattuck, Harriette R.- Our Mutual Friend. A Comedy in Four Acts. Dramatized from Charles Dickens By Harriette R. Shattuck. Boston. Lee & Shepard. 1879. 42 pp. + 6 pp. publisher's catalogue. 12mo. Yellow-orange printed and illustrated paper wraps with publisher's ads on all pages. Reprint of First Edition. The Globe Drama. All the World's a Stage. Baker's Plays. Bolton, p. 433 (OMF, #17) Originally copyright in 1876 by George M. Baker and the author, Harriette R. Shattuck, this theatrical version of "Our Mutual Friend" is here reissued by Lee & Shepard. Bolton reports on the decline in the rush into dramatic productions of Dickens' later novels compared with his early ones. Some of this was due to copyright protection takenby Dickens himself and some due to Dickens more novelistic devices (consequently, less theatrical) in his later writings. By 1900, only about 15 plays had been written based on "Our Mutual Friend." This version by Harriette Shattuck was thought to be thebest version written in the 19th century, although it may never have been produced. Closed tear (2") on margin of rear cover. slight wear at corner's. Owner's signature on front cover in pencil. Else, Very Good.
Price: $95.00

9058
Eaton, Seymour (Librarian).- The Booklovers Reading Club Hand-Book to Accompany the Reading Course Entitled, "Charles Dickens: His Life ands Work. Course VII: Booklovers Reading Club. Books Selected for This Reading Course by Mr. George W. Cable and Mr Irving Bacheller. Talks and Lectures by Andrew Lang and Amelia Barr and James L. Hughes. Editorial Notes by Professor T. M. Parrott. Philadelphia. The Booklovers Library. 1901. 116 pp. + 5 pp. course catalogue for Reading Club. 8vo. Brown paper wraps lettered on front cover in red and brown. Large red embossed seal of the Club applied to front cover. Illustrated with portraits of Dickens and drawings by Kitton and others. First Edition. Podeschi H50. The syllabus for what appears to be a self directed reading course on Charles Dickens, his life and work. Primary reading includes Forster's biography and Dickens' letters. Suggested also are Marzials' biography, Gissing's criticism, Mamie Dickens' memoir of her father and the autobiographical "David Copperfield." Supplemental lectures by Lang on Dickens, Barr on his moral services and Hughes on Dickens and educational reform. Dickens' autobiographical fragment is reprinted. A supplementary reading list and quotations from criticism of Dickens are included. Wear with minimal loss at ends of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

9354
Eckel, John C.- The First Editions of the Writings of Charles Dickens. Their Points and Values. A Bibliography. Revised and Enlarged. With Illustrations and Facsimiles. Mansfield, CT. Maurizio Martino Publisher. N.D. [1993]. 272 pp .8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. Facsimile of Second Edition of 1932. Illustrated. Besterman, p. 212. A facsimile of the Second Edition of Eckel's illustrious bibliography, originally published by Maurice Inman and Maggs Bros. (New York & London). This reprint was issued in a limited edition of 325 copies. The indispensible bibliography of Dickens' first editions. As New.
Price: $65.00

9043
Dickens, Charles.- My Early Times. London. The Folio Society. 1988. 252 pp.8vo. Red publisher's cloth spine and decorated paper covered boards. T.e. stained red. Gilt lettering on spine. Red paper covered slip case. Added paper label, loosely applied to slip case: "With the Editor's compliments. Your 1989 presentation volume." First Edition. Profusely illustrated. Dickens wrote many anecdotes of his childhood and his youth, in letters, incorporations into his novels, his "minor " works and his journalism and even in an unpublished attempt at autobiography. Peter Rowland has woven these into a reconstruction of Dickens' early years and written an accompanying Introduction. As New.
Price: $45.00

9078
Dickens, Charles.- The Novels of Charles Dickens. Dombey and Son. With Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). Two Volumes London. The Caxton Publishing Co. [ca. 1910]. 322, 352 pp. 8vo. Deep green decorated publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. Colored frontispiece in each volume.The London Edition. Podeschi, D173. Eight pages of introductory "Editorial Notes," an illustrated topography of the novel. From the 30 volume set of "The London Edition." Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co., not by Hazell, Watson and Viney, as indicated in Podeschi, D173. Slight wear at edges of spine and at corners. Slight browning of end papers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $95.00

9288
Dickens, Charles.- The Old Curiosity Shop, and Other Tales; Master Humphrey's Clock by Charles Dickens (Boz). With over One Hundred Illustrations by George Cattermole, Hablot Browne, and J. Sibson. Frontispiece engraving and engraved title page dated 1841. Two printed cancel title pages (one each for "The Old Curiosity Shop" and for "Master Humphrey's Clock") dated 1845. Philadelphia. Lea & Blanchard. 1845. 362 pp. 6to. Brown embossed publisher's cloth with gilt titling and illustration on spine. Double column format. Reissue of First American Edition in book form. Full page plates engraved by J. Yeager as well as numerous wood cuts inserted into text. Edgar & Vail, p. 20. Podeschi A53. Wilkins, pp. 19–20 Master Humphrey's Clock was published in America, first by Lea and Blanchard beginning in 1840 in parts with text illustrations, but no plates. The Old Curiosity Shop, the first part of the reconceived Master Humphrey's Clock, was published in book form in 1841 with plates and 51 woodcuts in text. This volume is a reimpression of the First American Edition with the original title page as well as the cancel titles, illustrations and engraved plates. The book ends with the introduction to Barnaby Rudge. Wear at ends and edges of spine and covers. Moderate foxing. Shaken. Slightly cocked. Owner's signatures on front pastedown and flyleaf. Calling card of Richard Ward Day, long-time (1960's and 1970's) Headmaster of Phillips Exeter Academy, tucked in. Else, Good.
Price: $225.00

9181
Dickens, Charles.- The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. In Two Volumes. Collection of British Authors, Vols. 2 and 3. Leipzig. Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1842. 464, 456 pp..Small 8vo. Red publisher's cloth. Black label with gilt titling on spine. Ribbon markers in each volume. T.e.g. Edges speckled. Copyright Edition ("First Continental Edition"). A very nice copy of the "first Continental edition" of "The Pickwick Papers" published by Tauchnitz. They conform to Todd's classification with Vol. I as issue Cd and Volume II as issue Bb. On verso of Half-Title is a listing of Dickens works published by Tauchnitz. Bookplate of Robert Whitehead on front pastedown of each volume. Mild fading of spine and mild foxing. Else, Near Fine. Todd & Bowden 2,3.
Price: $125.00

9133
Dickens, Charles.- Sikes and Nancy. A Facsimile of a Privately Printed Annotated Copy, Now in the Dickens House, Presented by Dickens to Adeline Billington. London. The Dickens House. 1982. 47 pp.Small 8vo. Green printed paper wraps. First Edition. Podeschi B56 (for Stonehouse/Sotheran issue of another copy). According to Philip Collins, "Sikes and Nancy" was one of the most famous of Dickens' public readings, was the last to enter his repertoire, in his final season of readings in 1868–9, and, at great physical and mental cost to him, provided a very dramatic flourish to his performances. The author had over time selected 22 episodes from his writings for these public readings, four of them never performed. Dickens had printed his cut up and rewritten version privately to use as text for his readings. A spare copy was given to his actress-friend Adeline Billington, who annotated her copy by reproducing Dickens' underlines, amendations and marginal stage directions from his working copy, which regrettably has been lost. Her copy was later owned by Sir Henry Irving and went into the de Suzannet collection, which was donated to the Dickens House. As New.
Price: $20.00

9111
Dickens, Charles.- The Story of Richard Doubledick. In "Rexall Magazine," Vol.5, December, 1916. The Christmas Number for 1916. Boston. Rexall Drug Company. 1916. Pp. 3–5. 4to. Monthly Issue in illustrated paper wraps. First Edition, in this format. Illustrated by A. Hutchins. Vanderpoel B572. Stone, Uncollected Writings from "Household Words," pp.524, 547. Podeschi, B232–5, D33, 41, 101. One of Charles Dickens' best known stories, reprinted in this advertising medium for the Rexall Drug Co. Likely a piracy. The Story Is true to Dickens' reputation for the sentimental. It comes originally from "The Christmas Stories, Seven Poor Travellers," the Extra Christmas Number of "Household Words" for 1854. "Seven Poor Travelllers" was not written in entirety by Dickens. "The Story of Richard Doubledick", which he did write, was later extracted by Dickens and inserted into his Collected Works in "Christmas Stories." According to Stone, these extracts were first published in America in the Diamond Edition by Ticknor & Fields in 1867. The Diamond Edition, according to Podeschi, Was the First American Edition of Dickens truly authorized by him, and brought together short stories "not yet....collected in England."The earlier date (1863) on a piracy in the"Kennebec Journal" of "Richard Doubledick" belies Stone's interpretation and may make the latter the First American and First Separate Edition of the story. The Rexall Magazine contains many ads for patent medicines, etc. Few small marginal closed tears. Horizontal fold in middle. Else, Very Good.
Price: $55.00

9077
Dickens, Charles.- The Uncommercial Traveler. London. Chapman and Hall. N.D. [ca. 1902–05]. 213 pp. 12mo. (4 3/4" x 7 3/8") Green publisher's cloth with gilt titling. Facsimile of Dickens' signature in gilt on front cover. Frontispiece by Frederick Barnard. Podeschi, D149 (?). An edition of Dickens journalism. From the typeface and book design, estimated date of first decade of 20th century. Likely the typesetting derives from "The Biographical Edition," since it was printed then by William Clowes and Sons, London and Beccles. Spine and covers soiled. Faint vertical crease in spine. Page edges browning. Else, Very Good.
Price: $35.00

9083
Dickens, Charles and Collins, Willkie.- No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. Being the Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round, Conducted by Charles Dickens, for Christmas, 1867. London. Chapman & Hall. 1867. 48 pp. 8vo. Blue Paper Wraps, as Issued. First Edition. VanderPoel B458, B446. Podeschi (Gimbel), E20. Oppenlander, p.196. Ads on all covers except front. Publisher's Ads for "The Moonstone" in ATYR and the "Charles Dickens" Edition of Mr. Dickens's Works on Front Cover. Dickens wrote "The Overture," parts of Acts I & IV, and all of Act III. Wear at ends of spine with tiny chips at cornersand leading edges. Else,Very Good.
Price: $165.00

9247
Dickens, Charles and Others.- Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy. The Extra Christmas Number of "All the Year Round." Conducted by Charles Dickens. Containing the Amount of Two Ordinary Numbers. Christmas 1864. London. Chapman and Hall. 1864 [January, 1865]. 48 pp.+ ads.8vo. Blue paper wraps. Extra set of blue covers with ads on all 4 sides included. First Edition. Oppenlander, p.150. VanderPoel B452. Patten, D. & Publ., p. 301 As in some other Extra Christmas Numbers for "All the Year Round," Dickens wrote only parts of the whole. He laid a heavy hand to the editing of contributions by others, however, making the stories seamless to most readers. For this story in Volume XII of ATYR, Dickens wrote Parts I and VII, Charles Allston Collins, Dickens son-in-law, wrote Part II. The others were by Rosa Mulholland (Part III), Henry T.Spicer (Part IV), Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards (Part V), and Hesba Stretton (Part VI). A sip is tipped in at front announcing Volume the First of"Our Mutual Friend" to be published on January 20, [1865]. Mrs Lirriper had appeared at Christmas, 1863 in "Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings," which was a very popular Christmas number because of its comic elements. Each of "Mrs. Lirriper" issues sold 200,000 copies or more, occasioning enthusiastic letters from Dickens to Wilkie Collins about her and his expectations for her. This was only the second Extra Christmas Number to appear in blue wrappers. Covers detached and front cover separated at hinge. Else, Very Good.
Price: $110.00

9206
Dickens, Charles.- The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. London. Chapman and Hall. 1866. 496 pp.8vo. Dark green publisher's cloth. Covers embossed in the blind with borders, device and "The Works of Charles Dickens. Cheap Editions." Spine decorated and titled in gilt. T.e.g. The Cheap Edition, Later issue. Frontispiece by Frank Stone NCBEL, III, 783. Schlicke, Oxford Comp., p. 204. Double column format.The Cheap Edition was the first collected English edition of Dickens' works. It was issued in 17 volumes in three series, from 1847 to 1867 with frequent reprintings. Martin Chuzzlewit was originally issued in 1850, in the first series of this edition.This copy has the later binding. Dickens edited the text, wrote new prefaces and solicited new frontispieces for this edition. Martin Chuzzlewit, a tale of selfishness, is Dickens' second book dealing with America. It is said by some to be a partial attempt to apologize for "American Notes," but may only have thrown fuel onto the fire. Mild wear at ends of spine and at corners. Bookbinder's label laid down onto rear pastedown. Front hinge starting internally. Else, Very Good.
Price: $100.00

9300
Dickens, Charles.- The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. with Illustrations by Phiz. London. Chapman and Hall. 1844. 624 pp.8vo. Contemporary half polished brown calf with marbled boards, end papers and all edges. Raised bands and elaborate gilt decorations on spine and black leather label for title. Has both engraved vignette title page and cancel title, the latter dated 1844. Errata slip present. First Edition. Engraved frontispiece, title page and plates by H. K. Browne. Eckel, pp.71–3. Smith I, pp.65–7. Podeschi A72 Dickens' second "American" book, presumably more favorable to America.This copy has all the first issue points called for by Smith, including disordered plates. Wear at edges of spine and boards. Marbled paper slightly abraded on boards. Foxing and browning of plates, as usual. Signature QQ (pp. 593–608) bound in error after signature RR (pp. 609–622), but all present. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Overall a Very Good tight and clean copy of a book that often is found in poor condition.
Price: $525.00

9299
Dickens, Charles.- Little Dorrit. London. Bradbury and Evans. 1857. 625 pp.8vo. Contemporary half polished brown calf with marbled boards, end papers and all edges. Raised bands and elaborate gilt decorations on spine and black leather label for title. Has both engraved vignetted title page and cancel title, both dated 1857. First Edition, bound from the parts. Engraved frontispiece, title page and plates by H. K.Browne. Eckel, pp.82–3. Smith I, pp. 91–3. Podesci A141 A First Edition, bound from the parts, of Dickens' novel of the Marshalsea. This was his last novel to be published by Bradbury and Evans. Dickens separated from his wife shortly after completing Little Dorrit and perceived discourtesy on the part of his publisher. On the same pretext he ended his association with Household Words. The character of Flora Finching was patterned after Maria Beadnell, Dickens' youthful enemorata, who jilted him coldly. This copy has all the first issue points called for by Smith. Wear at edges of spine and boards. Marbled paper slightly abraded on boards. Foxing and browning of edges of plates, as usual. . Overall a Very Good tight and clean copy of a book that often is found in poor condition.
Price: $475.00

9032
Dickens, Charles.- Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. New York. Stein and Day. 1968. Illustrations by George Cruikshank. 311 pp.8vo. Publisher's blue cloth spine and blue paper covered boards. Illustrated and printed D.J. First American Edition. Findlater was the author of"Grimaldi: King of the Clowns" (1955) and here, utilizing his tools of modern scholarship, re-edits and annotates Charles Dickens' edition of Grimaldi's autobiography , first published in 1838. This is likely to be the definitive edition of Grimaldi's memoirs. Edges of D.J. lightly chipped, but all intact. Book, Very Good+.
Price: $42.00

9177
Dickens, Charles.- The Mudfog Papers, etc. Now First Collected. London. Richard Bentley and Son. 1880. 198 pp. + 6 pp. publisher's ads.Small 8mo. Red publisher's cloth with black lettering and decoration on front cover. Gilt titling on spine. Blue coated end papers. First Edition. One illustration ("The Tyrant Sowster") by George Cruikshank, p. 121. Podeschi D86. NCBEL III, 820. Eckel, p. 173–5. The papers comprising this book were written by Dickens for the early numbers of "Bentley's Miscellany" (1837–8), and "The Library of Fiction." The Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble" also appeared in the American edition of "Sketches by Boz, Second Series," Carey, Lea & Blanchard, in 1837. "The Mudgfog Papers is a satire on the many learned societies then flourishing. Dickens continued repeatedly to satirize these groups, including the newly formed British Association for the Advancement of Science, throughout his career. Charming bookplate of Vivian L. Henderson on front pastedown. This book is usually found in very poor state; while the condition here is only Good, it is rare to find an unsophisticated copy so well preserved. Shaken. Cover soiled. Wear at spine ends. Local rust from stapled binding at folds of signatures. Hinges cracking internally. Else, Good.
Price: $475.00

9084
Dickens, Charles.- Mugby Junction, the Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round, Conducted by Charles Dickens, for Christmas, 1866. London. Chapman & Hall. 1866. 48 pp.8vo. Blue Paper Wraps, as Issued. First Edition. VanderPoel B457, B446. Podeschi (Gimbel), E19. Oppenlander, pp.180–1. Ads on all covers except front. Dickens wrote the first four parts, including the much reprinted "The Signalman." The final four parts are by Charles Collins and others. Wear at ends of spine with tiny chips at leading edges. Mild foxing. Soiling of covers. Else,Very Good.
Price: $150.00

9287
Dickens, Charles.- Barnaby Rudge; by Charles Dickens (Boz). With Numerous Illustrations by Cattermole, Browne, and Sibson. Philadelphia. Lea & Blanchard. 1846. Frontispiece engraving of Barnaby Rudge and engraved title page dated 1842. Printed cancel title page dated 1846. 323 pp.6to. Brown embossed publisher's cloth with gilt titling and illustration on spine. Double column format. Reissue of First American Edition in book form. Full page plates engraved by J. Yeager as well as numerous wood cuts inserted into text. Edgar & Vail, p. 20. Podeschi A63. Wilkins, pp. 19–20 Barnaby Rudge was published in America, first by Lea and Blanchard in 1841 in 19 monthly parts with text illustrations, but no plates. It was published in book form in 1842 with plates and 51 woodcuts in text. This is a reimpression of the First American Edition with the original title page as well as the cancel title. Wear at ends and edges of spine and covers with small losses at foot of spine. Moderate foxing. Owner'ssignatures on front pastedown and free flyleaf. Else Good+.
Price: $250.00

9246
Dickens, Charles.- The Battle of Life. A Love Story. New York. Wiley & Putnam. 1847. 87 pp.12mo. Brown printed paper wraps. Stab sewn. First American Edition. No. LXXXVI of Wiley & Putnam's Library of Choice Reading. Edgar & Vail, pp. 23–4. Not in Wilkins, VanderPoel or Podeschi. Dickens' fourth Christmas Book in its first American edition. Wiley & Putnam received the first proofs of "The Battle of Life" and lent a copy to the periodical "The Golden Rule," where it received its first periodical publication (Sumner & Stillman, Catalogue of The Allan D. McGuire Collection, p. 25, No. 36). Both preceded the Harper's edition. Thus, a very scarce copy of the true American First Edition of this Christmas book by Dickens, missing from the major Dickens collections in America. Lacks rear cover. Spine half gone. Chips from edges of front cover. Covers soiled. Except for covers, Very Good.
Price: $300.00

9117
Dickens, Charles.- Bleak House. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. London. Bradbury and Evans. 1853. 624 pp.8vo. Contemporary half green calf with marble covered boards and end papers. Marbled page ends. Spine elaborately decorated in gilt. First Edition. Smith, I, 81–84. A true first edition of Bleak House, with all the points called for by Smith and with all ten of the dark plates by Phiz. Leather worn at edges. Boards scuffed. Mild foxing. Plates quite clear except for darkening in margins. A Very Good copy of, perhaps, Dickens' best work.
Price: $645.00

9285
Dickens, Charles.- A Child's History of England. Two Volumes. Volume I. England from Ancient Times, to the Reign of Henry the Fifth. Volume II. England from the Reign of Henry the Sixth to the Revolutionof 1688. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1854. 288, 307 pp.Small 8vo. Red publisher'scloth, embossed. Gilt titling and decorations on spine. Yellow end papers. Volume I, Later printing of First American Edition, simultaneous with First American Edition of Volume II; both dated 1854. Edgar & Vail, p. 27. Eckel, p. 128. Podeschi A129. Dickens' history of England, written for his children. He ruminated over this book for ten yearsbefore putting it to paper. The English book edition was published in three volumes, dated 1852,1853 and 1854. It had a frontispiece in each volume by Topham. The First American Edition was unillustrated. This is the only book by Dickens that he dictated to a second person, the majority of the manuscript being in the hand of his sister-in-law, Georgina Hogarth. Wear at ends of spines. Covers soiled and wrinkled. Minimal foxing. End papers soiled in Volume II. Else, Good +.
Price: $375.00

9344
Dickens, Charles.- Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. With Illustrations Engraved on Wood by J. W. Orr. Two Volumes. Illustrated by J. W.Orr from his acknowledgedly great engravings on wood after Hablot Browne. Includes, as frontispiece, S. Wallin's drawing after the Lawrence portrait of a young Charles Dickens. First American Edition, bound from the parts. New York. John Wiley (of the Late Firm of "Wiley and Putnam"). 1848. 939 pp. in two volumes.12mo. First American Edition, bound from the parts. Wiley & Putnam's Library of Choice Reading. Wilkins, p. 25. Edgar & Vail, p. 24. Grolier #156. Podeschi A104. The engraved title gives the date of 1848. The printed cancel title in Volume I lists Wiley and Putnam as the publisher and is dated 1846 (as on the title page for the parts in the earliest edition, e.g. that cited in Grolier #156). The cancel title in Volume II lists the shortened title, "Dombey and Son", with illustrations by H. K. Browne, published by John Wiley (of Late Firm of "Wiley and Putnam") and is dated 1848. Stab holes are present, confirming that these volumes were bound from the parts of the First American Edition. The pages are numbered continuously through the two volumes, though the List of Plates for Volume II (the list is bound with Volume I on the verso of the List of Plates for Volume I) gives a pagination that intends Volume II to begin again on Page 1. Accordingly, the binder inserted the illustrations for Volume II into Volume I on those pages intended for Volume II. As a result all Plates but one are in Volume I. Although a slightly defective copy, it is a truly scarce item: an American First of "Dombey," bound from the very rare parts. Foxed. Some browning of pages. Covers worn and scuffed. Partial separation at head of front hinge, with separation of front hinge internally in Volume I. Instructions to binder in pencil on cancel titles. Lacks the Plate entitled "Paul Goes Home for the Holidays", on p. 224 of Volume I. Overall, Good.
Price: $450.00

9205
Dickens, Charles.- Barnaby Rudge. A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty. 380 pp.8vo. Dark green publisher's cloth. Covers embossed in the blind with borders, device and "The Works of Charles Dickens. Cheap Editions." Spine decorated and titled in gilt. T.e.g. The Cheap Edition, Later issue. Frontispiece NCBEL, III, 783. Schlicke, Oxford Comp., p. 204. Double column format.The Cheap Edition was the first collected English edition of Dickens' works. It was issued in 17 volumes in three series, from 1847 to 1867 with frequent reprintings. Barnaby Rudge was originally issued in 1849, in the first series of this edition.This copy has the later binding. Dickens edited the text, wrote new prefaces and solicited new frontispieces for this edition. Barnaby Rudge had a long gestation at Dickens' pen. The history of its publication is closely bound to Dickens' difficult relationships with his publishers. Mild wear at ends of spine and at corners. Mild foxing of end papers. Bookseller's label embossed on front free end paper. Gilt quite bright. Else, Very Good.
Price: $90.00

9331
Clendening, Logan.- A Handbook to Pickwick Papers. With 25 Illustrations and 2 Maps. New York. Alfred A. Knopf. 1936. 156 pp. 8vo. Red linen spine and illustrated grey paper covered boards. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. One of only 2000 copies. Dr. Clendening's history of The Pickwick Papers with his memoir of a trip to visit the places and buildings making up so much of the charm of the Pickwick Papers. The book details the controversy between Dickens and his first illustrator, Robert Seymour (and after Seymour's suicide, the Seymour family), on the origin of Pickwick Papers. Lovely bookplates on front pastedown. Except for mild soiling and darkening of spine of D.J., Near Fine.
Price: $125.00

9375
Dexter, Walter.- Mr. Pickwick's Pilgrimages. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott Company. 1927. 224 pp.8vo. Blure publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. T.e. stained blue.. Edges untrimmed. First American Edition. illustrated from the original drawings by "Phiz", and photographs by the author. One of Dexter's great topographic studies, here of "Pickwick," with asides on Dickens' life. Dexter has photographed many of the original places, renamed in the novel or relevant to Dickens' history. An uncommon volume of Dickesiana. Minimal wear to ends of spine and to covers. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $45.00

9082
Dickens, Charles.- The Adventures of Oliver Twist. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. A New Edition, Revised and Corrected. To Be Completed in Ten Numbers. And A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. Facsimiles. Tokyo. Yushodo Booksellers Ltd. 1977. For "Oliver Twist," ten individual issues covered in blue illustrated paper wraps, with ads on both front and rear covers and issues of the Oliver Twist Advertiser, all conforming to Hatton and Cleaver. "A Christmas Carol" covered in red paper covered boards, embossed in the blind and in gilt, with green endpapers, title page printed in red and blue. a.e.g., illustrations colored. "A Christmas Carol" is laid in a brown cloth covered tray, which together with the ten unbound parts of "Oliver Twist" is laid in a red cloth covered folder lined in brown cloth, this folder in turn inserted in a red cloth covered box with red calf spine labeled in gilt. The entire package is held in the original stapled cardboard box. Facsimile Edition. Hatton and Cleaver, 213–224. Magnificent facsimiles of the original 1846 parts of "Oliver Twist" and the first edition of "A Christmas Carol." As New.
Price: $850.00

9109
Churchill, R. C. (Compiler and Editor).- A Bibliography of Dickensian Criticism. 1836–1975 London. The Macmillan Press Ltd. 1975. 314 pp .8vo. Red publisher's cloth. First Edition. A bibliography of Dickens criticism, the longest to date, arranged roughly in chronological sequence. As New.
Price: $50.00

9227
Clarke, Joseph Clayton (pseudonym: Kyd).- Character Sketches from Charles Dickens Pourtrayed by Kyd. London. Raphael Tuck & Sons. ND [1889–1891]. 8" x 10" Illustrated tan portfolio in paper covered boards. Disbound. First Edition. Podeschi H1037. A portfolio of illustrations of Dickens' characters by Kyd, disbound. The front cover portrays a contemplative Dickens in an armchair with an assemblage of his characters arched about him. The rear cover shows Sairy Gamp. Present are four of the illustrations mounted in two-color mats: Mr.Micawber from "David Copperfield," Mr. Stiggins from "Pickwick Papers," Sergt. Buzfuz and the Fat Boy, both from "Pickwick Papers." The illustrations are beautifully and subtly colored. Missing are twenty other illustrations: 1)Sam Weller from Pickwick Papers 2)Capt. Cuttle from Dombey and Son 3) Dick Swiveller from "Old Curiosity Shop," 4)Quilp from "Old Curiosity Shop," 5) The Marchioness from "Old Curiosity Shop," 6) Sampson Brass from "Old Curiosity Shop," 7) Mr. Peggotty from "David Copperfield," 8) Sairy Gamp from "Martin Chuzzlewit 9) Mr. Pickwick from "Pickwick Papers," 10) Mrs. Bardell from "Pickwick Papers," 11) Bill Sikes from Oliver Twist 12) Mr. Weller Senior from "Pickwick Papers,"13) Mr. Pecksniff from "Martin Chuzzlewit," 14) Toots from "Dombey and Son," 15) Uriah Heep from "David Copperfield," 16) Mr. Bumble from "Oliver Twist," 17) Mr. Jingle from "Pickwick Papers," 18) Mr. Whackford Squeers from "Nicholas Nickleby," 19) The Artful Dodger from "Oliver Twist," 20) Trotty Veck from "The Chimes." The portfolio is bumped at the lower corners. Else, Very Good. The four illustrations are Very Good+ with singlespot of foxing on only the Fat Boy illustration. All four are in Very Good, fresh mats.
Price: $100.00

9115
Charles, Edwin.- Some Dickens Women. With a Foreword by G. K. Chesterton. London. T. Werner Laurie Ltd. 1926. 343 pp.8vo. Green publisher's cloth (?trial binding). First Edition. Proof copy, signed by author. Podeschi D199 (for American edition). Signed on half-title by author with inscription: "To Reuben H. Webb / with most sincere regards / Edwin Charles / 6/4/26." Also inscribed on same page: "To my friend / M. W. (?) Page. / May 27, 36 / S.(?) G. Webb." Edwin Charles, a citizen of Rochester, had written "Keys to the Drood Mystery" about 1909 with his own views of the several mysteries of Dickens' unfinished novel. Here are his charming views of some Dickens women characters, presented in Dickens' own words with commentary and text by Charles. A good antidote to some of the hyper-modern discussions of Dickens and women in being both textual and contextual. Lacks front free fly leaf. Many pages uncut and untrimmed. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Binding cloth wrinkled (in application?)
Price: $100.00

9098
Dexter, Walter.- The Love Romance of Charles Dickens. Told in His Letters to Maria Beadnell (Mrs. Winter). With Introduction and Notes by Walter Dexter. London. The Argonaut Press. 1936. 125 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt lettering. T.e.g. First Edition. Illustrated. The book was edited asnd published on behalf of the Dickens Fellowship with permission of Dickens' surviving son, Sir Henry Dickens. The letters are in the Huntington Library. Maria Beadnell, Dickens' first love, was the prototype for Dora od "David Copperfield" and other heroines of his novels. Dickens, who had been rejected by maria's parents because of his poor prospects in life, found her repulsive when he met Maria again late in his life. Minimal wear at ends of spine and minimal foxing at ends of text block. Else, Very Good+.
Price: $55.00

9248
Charles Dickens.- The Dent Uniform Edition of Dickens' Journalism. Volume I. Sketches by Boz and Other Early Papers. Edited by Michael Slater. Columbus, OH. Ohio State University Press. 1994. 580 pp. 8vo. Black publisher's cloth with gilt titling. First Edition. Illustrations by George Cruikshank. The first volume of what promises to be the definitive collection of Dickens' journalism, magnificently edited by Michael Slater. As New.
Price: $42.00

9329
Carr, Sister Mary Callista.- Catalogue of the Dickens Collection at the University of Texas. Austin, TX. Humanities research Center, The University of Texas. 1961. 195 pp .8vo. Grey linen spine and illustrated ivory paper covered boards. First Edition, limited to 500 copies. Copy # 172. Illustrated with end papers by F. Hopkinson Smith and with Plates. Illustration of caricature of Dickens by André Gide on D.J. and on front cover.. Two clippings tucked in. A very useful catalogue of Dickens material at Texas, prior to the acquisition of the VanderPoel collection. Mild yellowing of D.J. Brief penciled annotation on rear end paper. Else, Very Good to Near Fine.
Price: $100.00

9339
Brannan, Robert Louis (Editor).- Under the Management of Mr. Charles Dickens. His Production of "The Frozen Deep." Ithaca, NY. Cornell University Press. 1966. 173 pp. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. Green end papers. First Edition. Illustrated. "The Frozen Deep," a play based upon the lost polar expedition of Sir John Franklin, was billed as written by Wilkie Collins (the idea having originated with Charles Dickens). It was edited by Dickens, who helped to write the script and starred in the first production of the play in 1857. His perforance, an exhausting experience, was widely admired, includi8ng by Queen Victoria.This activity helped distract Dickens from his marital difficulties, so pressing at the time. Brannan has produced this version of the script of the 1857 production from the manuscript ofthe prompt-book. There is a long introduction by Brannan providing much background material on the performance, staging andboth social and literary infuence of the play. At rear there is a very useful bibliography. Near Fine.
Price: $25.00

9195
Anonymous.- Illustration of Charles Dickens Addressing the Dulwich College Charity Meeting at the Adelphi Theatre together with the Text of His Address, from The Illustrated London News, March 22, 1856, pp. 301–302.2 London. Engraving signed WA or AW, engraved by Landell. The Illustrated London News. 1856. 2 pp. Paper: 16" x 11"; Print: 7" x 10". Unbound. First Edition. Illustrated with a half-page woodcut. Charles Dickens was chosen to address the foundation established at Dulwich College by Edward Alleyn, a colleague of Shakespeare in the 17th century. Dickens reviews Alleyn's life and good works, providing justification for the use of this charity in the support of actors and their families who have fallen on hard times. This leaf from an 1856 newsapaper illustrates the meeting which had taken place just a few days before and reports the full text of Dickens' address. Minor edge wear and marginal yellowing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

9006
Anonymous [Harriet Martineau] and Dickens, Charles [attrib.].- Shawls, from Household Words, Reprinted in Graham's American Monthly Magazine, November, 1852. Vol. XLI. No. 5. pp. 488–91. Also, London Coffee Houses (Attributed to Charles Dickens) in Graham's American Monthly Magazine, Same Issue, p. 495. Philadelphia. G. R. Graham. 1852. pp. 453–560. Copious illustrations. 8vo. Printed and decorated paper wraps. Lohrli, p. 98 First Edition. A single monthly issue of Graham's Magazine for November, 1852. Among the many articles, cartoons, illustrations. music and poems are an article by Harriet Martineau reprinted from Household Words, V,No. 127, pp. 552–56, August 28, 1852. The article is unattributed. Also, in this issue is an article attributed to Charles Dickens without source attribution, on London Coffee Houses. This article is not listed in Lohrli's index to Household Words, but the same issue of HW which contains Harriet Martineau's article includes on pp. 562–566 an article on coffee houses by George A. Sala. It is posible that the editor of Graham's misattributed a borrowing from Household Words since the authors were not listed. Possibly both are piracies, not an unusual event for Dickens' Household Words, or for any of his works, for that matter. Chips from spine and edges of covers. Slight browning of cover edges and inner pages. Else, Very Good.
Price: $55.00

9474
Hewett, Edward, and Axton, W.F.- Convivial Dickens. The Drinks of Dickens and His Times. Athens, OH. Ohio University Press. 1983. 191 pp. Small 4to. Red publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. Illustrated end papers. First Edition. An account of drinks and drinking habits in Victorian times, with an emphasis on Charles Dickens. The authors issue a cordial invitation to "attend a veritable feast of reason celebrating the pleasures of the flowing bowl." Copiously illustrated from Dickens' works and other Victorian sources. The recipes were culled from cook books, bartender manuals and other contemporary sources. Of interest is a listing of the ingredients of Dickens' wine cellar. Near Fine.
Price: $29.00

9477
Forster, John.- The Life of Charles Dickens. Three Volumes in Two. Boston. James R. Osgood & Company. 1875. 418, 336, 600 pp., Illustrated. 12mo. Green Publisher's Cloth. Green end papers. A.e.g. First American Edition. Library Edition. Published by the official publisher of Dickens in America, simultaneously with the Library Edition of Chapman and Hall (London), an edition of Dickens' works in 30 volumes plus these two of Forster's Life. Wear at ends of spine and corners.. Mild foxing and offsetting on tissueguards for frontispieces. Very Good.
Price: $125.00

9493
[Cigarette Cards]. [Dickens, Charles].- A Series of 25 Characters from Dickens. Series No. 2. A series of 25. London. John Player & Sons. [ca.1912]. 25 Individual Cards, unmounted . Each an illustration of a Character from Dickens. 1 3/8" x 2 5/8." First Edition. Illustrations after Kyd (pseud. for Joseph Clayton Clark). SecondSeries. Beginning ca. 1905, Player's Cigarettes issued several series of illustrated color-lithographed cards with characters from the writings of Charles Dickens. This series, in its early editions, is the most desirable of all cigarette cards. Each card was included with a package of cigarettes. This set is from the First Edition of the First and Second Series, 25 cards in each series. Good + to Very Good. Podeschi , H1035–1036.
Price: $125.00

9497
Dickens, Charles.- Oliver Twist. By Charles Dickens, (Boz,) Author of "Pickwick Papers," "Nicholas Nickleby," "Sketches of Every-Day Life," &c. &c. &c. Philadelphia. Lea & Blanchard. 1840. 212 pp. Twenty-Four Illustrations by George Cruikshank with superb engravings by J. Yeager, printed on cream-colored paper 8vo. Half black calf and marbled boards. Very Early (?Second Printing of First) American Illustrated One Volume Edition, Complete. Has original final plate of Rose Maylie and Oliver, "The Fireside Plate." This edition is derived from the original English 3-volume edition, as also seen in the beginning of the text (see Wilkins, p.15) and is an early reissue of the first American edition (published in 1839), complete with the Cruikshank illustrations, in one volume. Lacks rear cover and part of spine. Front cover and front preliminary pages detached, showing residue of old clear tape. Covers worn at ends of spine, edges and at corners. Foxing. Plates with offsetting on rear but quite crisp. All plates present. Inscription on rear of frontispiece: "Peter Thacher / from E.L.L." Overall, Good +. Podeschi A31. Wilkins, pp. 12–16. Edgar & Vail, p.17
Price: $500.00

9498
Dickens, Charles.- Oliver Twist. By Charles Dickens, (Boz,) Author of "Pickwick Papers," "Nicholas Nickleby," "Sketches of Every-Day Life," &c. &c. &c. Philadelphia. Lea & Blanchard. Successors of Carey & Co. 1839. 212 pp. Twenty-Four Illustrations by George Cruikshank the last twelve signed also by Yeager, printed on cream-colored paper 8vo. Half-calf with Grey/Blue Alligator-Grained Cloth Covered boards. First American One Volume Edition, Later Issue (First issue with complete Cruikshank illustrations, including the "Fireside" Plate). The history of various American editions of "Oliver Twist" is quite complicated. The first book publication of "Oliver Twist" was issued in 1837 by Carey, Lea and Blanchard in Philadelphia in the form of the first two chapters as printed in February 1837 in "Bentley's Miscellany." As Podeschi notes, there was a gaggle of competing editions of the full "Oliver Twist" in America in 1839, but Lea & Blanchard appear to have priority. They first rushed in with an unillustrated two-volume edition and followed quickly with the one-volume edition with only two of the Cruikshank illustrations, although twenty four illustrations were announced. They then promptly produced this one volume edition with all 24 illustrations beautifully done, the last twelve being signed also by the engraver J. Yeager. Some copies have ads for "Nicholas Nickleby" and "Barnaby Rudge" as part of a supplement of publisher's ads. There is no such supplement in this copy. The early portion of the text has the earliest version of the wording, as in "Bentley's Miscellany" (where "Oliver Twist" was first published serially ); the later portions of the text have the wordings of the three-volume English edition, which appeared prior to the serial's completion in Bentley's magazine; this textual evidence is usually taken as a likely mark of the early state of this issue. This volume also contains the famous "Fireside Plate" of Oliver, Rose, Harry and Mrs. Maylie, a plate by Cruikshank which Dickens promptly suppressed in favor of a plate showing Oliver and Rose Maylie in church, standing by the memorial tablet to Oliver's mother, Agnes. The "Fireside Plate" is otherwise available only in the earliest versions of the London three-decker. The notation of authorship on the title page, giving acknowledgement to "Boz" as well as to Charles Dickens, is also tribute to the early state of this volume. Dickens, perhaps feeling the need and boldness to identify personally with his production, had immediately canceled the early use of "Boz" as his authorial name with "Oliver Twist" and, within a week, had a new title page struck with the Dickens attribution, only. Lea & Blanchard, perhaps unwilling to give up the advertising value of the name "Boz", use both names for the author in this very early edition. Hinge and corner wear. Foxing of text. Illustrations quite clean except for some offsetting from text. Else, a Very Good, tight copy. Podeschi (Gimbel) A31, 2nd Copy; VanderPoel B90; Allan D McGuire Collection (Sumner & Stillman) No. 12; Wilkins, pp. 13–16; American Imprints 55384; Brussel, East to West, pp. 75–76; Edgar & Vail, p.17.
Price: $900.00

9505
Dickens, Charles.- Our Mutual Friend. By Charles Dickens ("Boz"). With Forty-Two Illustrations from Designs by Marcus Stone. Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson & Brothers. 1865. 354 pp. + 6 pp. publisher's ads with ads also on inside of front cover. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens in wood engraving by Bobbett-Hooper. Illustrations after Marcus Stone 8vo. Illustrated paper wraps. Double column format. Second American Edition, in book form ( avery early impression). Peterson's Uniform Edition of Dickens' Works. The first American edition, in book form, of Our Mutual Friend was the four volume Bradburn edition. The original publication was a serial issue in Harper's Magazine. Both Harper's and this Peterson issue were published virtually simultaneously. The paper covered edition is obviously more fragile and rarer than the cloth covered volume. Lacks rear cover. Front cover partailly detached at hinge. Wear at edges and ends of spine without loss of text. Edges of front cover a bit frayed, but all present. Chip from spine without loss of text. Pages untrimmed. Owner's signature in pencil ontitle page. Overall, Very Good +, clean copy of this fragile item. Podeschi A152 (but an earlier impression than this described by Podeschi). VanderPoel B270. Wilkins, p. 32. Edgar & Vail, p.29–30. McGuire Collection (Sumner & Stillman), 76–8.
Price: $250.00

9452
Dolby, George.- Charles Dickens as I Knew Him. The Story of the Reading Tours in Great Britain and America. (1866–1870). London. T. Fisher Unwin. N.D. [1885]. 466 pp. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with red lettering on spine and front cover. Gilt titling on spine. Facsimiles of Dickens' and Dolby's signatures on front cover. T.e.g. First Edition. Sixth Thousand. Dolby was Dickens' manager, especially for his reading tours in Britain and America. He accompanied Dickens on his second American tour in 1867–68. Here we have an almost day-by-day narrative of Dickens through this trying period ofhis life. Dolby identified strongly with Dickens and gives a very personal view of this period at the end of Dickens' life. Covers and end papers soiled, especially spine. Mild wear at ends and edges of spine. Light foxing of page ends. Hinges starting internally. Owner's signature on front free end paper. Else, Very Good. Podeschi H151.
Price: $140.00

9460
Cotsell, Michael.- The Companion to Our Mutual Friend. London. Allen & Unwin. 1986. 316 pp. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt illustration on cover and gilt titling. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. An annotation of Dickens 1865 work on poverty, some unusual aspects of London life andsocial enterprise , and on waste collection. Part of the series of Companions for each of his major works, providing the most detailed annotations ever. As New.
Price: $100.00

9461
Dickens, Charles.- The Magic Fishbone. Romance from the Pen of Miss Alice Rainbird Aged Seven. London and New York. Frederick Warne & Co. [1921] Illustrated by F. D. Bedford. Numerous black and white illustrations inserted in the text and 8 full-page colored plates (including title page). Small Oblong 4to. Illustrated paper covered boards with green publisher's cloth spine, titled in black. End papers and rear cover decorated with wreath enclosing Dickens' monogram. First Edition in this format. The Magic Fishbone is a story from "Holiday Romance," originally written and published in four parts by Dickens in 1868. First printed then in Volume XIX of All the Year Round. A fanciful romance, with moral overtones, supposedly told to Dickens by a seven year old girl. Minimal wear at corners of front cover. Owner's signature on front free end paper. Else, Very Good. Podeschi B301. Oppenlander, pp. 198–201.
Price: $85.00

9462
Forster, John. - The Life of Charles Dickens.Two Volumes. Edited, with Notes by Andrew Lang. New York. Chapman and Hall & Charles Scribner’s Sons. N.D.[ca. 18 97] 528, 558 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens ineach volume. Illustrated. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth, decorated and titled in gilt. T.e.g. First American Edition, bound with sheets printed in England. "The Gadshill Edition." The Gadshill Edition, edited by Andrew Lang, was first published in 34 volumes in 1897–9. It was based on the last edition edited by Dickens himself. Added to the 34 volumes of original works was this 2 volume edition of Forster's Life of Dickens, originally published in 1872–4. In 1908, two more volumes of Miscellaneous Papers were added to the edition. This biography by Dickens' friend, editor, literary advisor, and literary executor, remains the standard biography to this day, based, as it is, on close acquaintance and access to the literary and personal papers of the subject, including Dickens' numerous letters to Forster, himself (with the consequent errors arising from lack of distance and a desire to protect Dickens' reputation). Forster's personality is said to be reflected in the character of Podsnap, in Our Mutual Friend. Slight fading of spines and soiling of covers. Tissue guards present intact. No foxing. Else, Very Good. Collins, NCBEL, III, 783. Podeschi, D140.
Price: $95.00

9463
Johannsen, Albert.- Phiz. Illustrations from the Novels of Charles Dickens, Chicago. University of Chicago Press. 1956. 442 pp. Illustrated by Phiz. Large Oblong 4to. Red publisher's cloth with black label on spine and cartouche on spine and front cover with facsimile of Phiz's signature. Gilt lettering. Corrigenda slip bound in at front. T.e. stained grey. First Edition. Hablot K. Browne (1815–82) was principal illustrator of Dickens' novels, beginning in 1836 as the third illustrator of Pickwick Papers and continuing through A Tale of Two Cities in 1859. Here are presented 516 illustrations as etched by him. Notes are added by Johannsen on each illustration and its variants (Browne had to etch 2 or more plates for each novel, depending on the sales volume. The author had to break up 66 copies of First Editions of the novels to assemble for this volume a complete set of the Phiz variant illustrations. Covers soiled and slightly shaken. Text block Very Good.
Price: $75.00

9464
Wilkins, William Glyde.- Charles Dickens in America. Compiled and Edited by William Glyde Wilkins. With 41 Illustrations and Portraits. New York. Haskell House Publishers Ltd. 1970. 318 pp. 8vo. Pink publisher's cloth. Reprint Edition by photo facsimile. First published in 1911. A richly illustrated documentary history of Dickens' visit to America in 1842, compiled and edited by America's leading Dickens enthusiast of the early 20th century. Includes guest lists, seating plans, commentary,speeches, etc. Small light stain onfront cover. Else, As New. Podeschi H482.
Price: $39.00

9465
Eigner, Edwin M.- The Dickens Pantomime. Berkeley, CA. University of California Press. 1989. 191 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Breige publisher's cloth. Black titling on spine. First Edition. Eigner notes Dickens' fondness for pantomime, his lifelong engagement with it and how he weaves elements of pantomime into the plots and characters of his works. Scholarly and essential for a more nearly complete understanding of the Inimitable. Except for a spot of abrasion on the front free end paper, near Fine.
Price: $24.00

9417
[Cigarette Cards]. [Dickens, Charles].- A Series of 5 Characters from Dickens: Dismal Jemmy, Luffey, The Fat Boy, Dumkins and Job Trotter from a Series of 50. London. John Player & Sons. [ca.1912-1923]. 5 Individual Cards, mounted . Each an illustration of a Character from Dickens. 1 3/8" x 2 5/8." Mounted on a large cardswith beveled openings to contain 5 cards. Early Edition. Illustrations after Kyd (pseud. for Joseph Clayton Clark). First and SecondSeries. Beginning ca. 1905, Player's Cigarettes issued several series of illustrated color-lithographed cards with characters from the writings of Charles Dickens. This series, in its early editions, is the most desirable of all cigarette cards. Each card was included with a package of cigarettes. Seldom do we find an early edition set in such good condition and mounted as carefully as these. Near Fine. Podeschi , H1035–1036.
Price: $60.00

9418
[Cigarette Cards]. [Dickens, Charles].- A Series of 5 Characters from Dickens: Mr. Snodgrass, Mr. Dombey, Capt. Cuttle, Major Bagstock, and Mrs. Mac Stinger from a Series of 25. London. John Player & Sons. [ca.1912]. 5 Individual Cards, mounted . Each an illustration of a Character from Dickens. 1 3/8" x 2 5/8." Mounted on a large cardswith beveled openings to contain 5 cards. Early Edition. Illustrations after Kyd (pseud. for Joseph Clayton Clark). First and SecondSeries. Beginning ca. 1905, Player's Cigarettes issued several series of illustrated color-lithographed cards with characters from the writings of Charles Dickens. This series, in its early editions, is the most desirable of all cigarette cards. Each card was included with a package of cigarettes. Seldom do we find an early edition set in such good condition and mounted as carefully as these. This set is from the First Edition of the First and Second Series. Near Fine. Podeschi , H1035–1036.
Price: $75.00

9419
[Cigarette Cards]. [Dickens, Charles].- A Series of 5 Characters from Dickens: Nell, Dick Swiveler, Newman Noggs, Capt. Cuttle and Major Bagstock from a Series of 50. London. John Player & Sons. [ca.1912-1923]. 5 Individual Cards, mounted . Each an illustration of a Character from Dickens. 1 3/8" x 2 5/8." Mounted on a large cardswith beveled openings to contain 5 cards. Early Edition. Illustrations after Kyd (pseud. for Joseph Clayton Clark). First and SecondSeries. Beginning ca. 1905, Player's Cigarettes issued several series of illustrated color-lithographed cards with characters from the writings of Charles Dickens. This series, in its early editions, is the most desirable of all cigarette cards. Each card was included with a package of cigarettes. Seldom do we find an early edition set in such good condition and mounted as carefully as these. Near Fine. Podeschi , H1035–1036.
Price: $60.00

9414
Coyne, J. Stirling.- Wanted, One Thousand Spirited Young Milliners, for the Gold Diggings, A Farce.– In One Act. With Original Cast, Costumes, and All the Stage Business. Spencer's Boston Theatre. - No. LXXVIII. Boston. William V. Spencer. N.D. 17 pp. 12mo. Printed illustrated paper wraps. Front cover decorated with banners, proscenium crowned by shield in Stars and Stripes, bayonets, swords and halberds.Sewn. ? Second American Edition. Spencer's Boston Theatre. A Collection of Scarce Acting Tragedies, Comedies, Dramas, Farces and Burlettas. Uniform in Price and in Style. A truly comic farce, originally presented at the Royal Olympic Theatre in London and in New York at Burton's Theatre, both in 1852. In the New York production, William Burton, illustrious producer and actor, famous for his Dickens productions and characterizations, played the lead as the solicitor's clerk. Revived in Baltimore in 1858 and at the famous Howard Athenaeum in Boston in 1862. The cast is listed for each of these productions. A solicitor's clerk, together with a somewhat disreputable medical student (from Guy's Hospital), attempt to recruit a large number of young milliners on the pretext of their going to the Gold Fields of Australia, where the workers are lonely. Instead, the recruiters indulge themselves with the applicants in farcical horseplay and seduction. Of interest, as was the reference in Charles Dickens' "Nicholas Nickleby" of 1838–9, milliners in early to mid 19th century England were considered to be young ladies of easy virtue. This implication is played out broadly in this farce. Browning at edges of covers. Moderate foxing. Spine split in two places. Owner's signature in pencil on front cover ( I. W. Sanger). Else Good +. Hornblow, II, 122.
Price: $138.00

9413
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. 48 pp., double columned. 8vo. Printed blue paper wraps, as issued. First Edition. 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"). Owner's signature in ink ("Wm Phillips") on front cover. Old vertical crease. Covers slightly soiled. Else, Very Good. Podeschi B283 (for American edition), E16. VanderPoel B449 .Oppenlander p.136.
Price: $150.00

9406
Dickens, Charles.- American Notes for General Circulation. New-York. Harper & Brothers. 1842. 92 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear. 8vo Self wraps. Double column format. Sewn. Disbound from later binding. First American Edition. Dickens' notorious publication of his negative (mostly) impressions of America after his first trip there in 1842 (with Mrs. Dickens in tow). Dickens was feted and celebrated hugely by his American audience, including President Tyler of the United States. Despite this, rancorous over America's loose copyright laws which permitted widespread pirating of his work, Dickens loosed this barrage at his hosts. (The British copyright law sponsored by Talfourd was barely in effect then, having receiveds royal assent only on July 1, 1842). A partial answer to Dickens came in the publication three months later of Henry Wood's "Change for the American Notes," also first published by Harper's, both in the same format. The publisher's catalogue in the Dickens work is dated November 2, 1842, establishing the priority of the Harper's edition in America (despite Wilkins' assertion, but consonant with Edgar & Vail and others). Piracies by "Brother Jonathan" (dated November 7th, 1842) and others promptly followed. This copy was distributed in England at One Shilling. Covers slightly soiled. Lacks the final sheet (2 pp) of publisher's ads. Small tear at inner margin of first sheet of publisher's ads encroaches slightly on text of several ads on p. 2. Only mildly foxed. Faint water stain on leading edge of early text. A paper label pasted to verso of front cover. Very Good, otherwise. Sabin 19996. Podeschi A67. Wilkins, p. 22–4. NCBEL III, 821–2. Howes, II, 316. Edgar & Vail, pp.20–21. Page, Dickens Chronology, pp. 31–34. Am. Imp., 42,1501.
Price: $225.00

9357
Whipple, Edwin Percy.- Charles Dickens. The Man and His Work. With an Introduction by Arlo Bates. In Two Volumes. Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1912. 286, 354pp. 12mo. Green publisher's paper-covered boards. T.e.g. Other edges untrimmed. Mostly uncut. First Edition. Frontispiece engraving of the Lawrence portrait of a young Dickens in Vol. I and of 56 year old Dickens in Vol. II.. Engraved title page with image of Gads Hill Place, front (Vol. I) and rear (Vol. II).Copy No. 540 of 550 printed. A literary biography of the Inimitable by a noted Boston literary critic and author, intimate of Emerson, Holmes, Longfellow, Hawthorne, James T. Fields et al, master of the bon mot and imaginative admirer of Dickensian humor. One page carelessly opened at margin. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $75.00

9403
Goldberg, Michael.- Carlyle and Dickens. Athens, GA. University of Georgia Press. 1972. 248 pp. Frontispiece portrait drawings of Carlyle and Dickens. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with silver titling on spine. First Edition. A detailed analysis of the relationship, personal and literary, between Thomas Carlyle and Charles Dickens. There was a strong element of Master and Disciple in their close friendship. Slightly dusty at top of text block. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $24.00

9420
[Cigarette Cards]. [Dickens, Charles].- A Series of 5 Characters from Dickens: Mr. Turveydrop, Newman Noggs, Jo, Mr. Chadband and Mr. Bucket from a Series of 50. London. John Player & Sons. [ca.1912-1923]. 5 Individual Cards, mounted . Each an illustration of a Character from Dickens. 1 3/8" x 2 5/8." Mounted on a large cardswith beveled openings to contain 5 cards. Early Edition. Illustrations after Kyd (pseud. for Joseph Clayton Clark). First and SecondSeries. Beginning ca. 1905, Player's Cigarettes issued several series of illustrated color-lithographed cards with characters from the writings of Charles Dickens. This series, in its early editions, is the most desirable of all cigarette cards. Each card was included with a package of cigarettes. Seldom do we find an early edition set in such good condition and mounted as carefully as these. Near Fine. Podeschi , H1035–1036.
Price: $60.00

9393
Dickens, Charles.- Another Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire. Being the Extra Christmas Number of Household Words. Conducted by Charles Dickens. Containing the Amount of One Regular Number and a Half. London. Bradbury and Evans. 1853. 36 pp. 12mo. Modern marbled paper wraps applied with printed label on front cover. First Edition. It was Dickens' custom,while editor of Household Words and All the Year Round, to issue an extra number at Christmas, containing a series of stories, generally related in theme and often written by a series of authors. Dickens often wrote part of the issue. This issue is composed of nine stories, of which Dickens wrote only the first ("The Schoolboy's Story") and the last ("Nobody's Story"). The other stories are by Eliza Lynn, George Sala, Adelaide A. Procter, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edmund Dixon & W. H. Wills, Samuel Sidney and Mr. William Gaskell. All were, for the most part, regular and valued contributors to Household Words. Minimal browning at edges. Head and tail slightly trimmed, with no loss of text. Else, Very Good. Lohrli, p. 118. Podeschi, B229 (for separate American Edition).
Price: $75.00

9389
Dickens, Charles.- Showing What Christmas Is to Everybody. Extra Number for Christmas of Household Words. A Weekly Journal. Conducted by Charles Dickens. Christmas, 1851. London. Bradbury and Evans. 1851. 24 pp. 12mo. Modern marbled paper wraps applied with printed label on front cover. First Edition. It was Dickens' custom,while editor of Household Words and All the Year Round, to issue an extra number at Christmas, containing a series of stories, generally related in theme and often written by a series of authors. Dickens often wrote part of the issue. In this case, he wrote only the first segment, "What Christmas Is, as We Grow Older." The first several issues (1850–3) were published without wraps. Among the other authors were George Sala, Samuel Sidney and Harriet Martineau. Minimal foxing at edges. Head and tail slightly trimmed, with no loss of text. Else, Very Good. Lohrli, pp. 87–8. Podeschi, E115.
Price: $75.00

9380
Dickens, Charles.- The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. A New Edition. Bound with Sketches by Boz, Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. New Edition, Complete. Philadelphia and Baltimore for "Pickwick"; Philadelphia for "Sketches." Lea and Blanchard and N. Hickman 1842. 371, 268 pp. Engraved title in both . 12mo, in 6's, both. Half brown calf with marbled boards. Elaborate tooling in gilt of five bands on spine. T.e.g. Double column format for each volume. Early, but not first, issues of the First American Illustrated Edition of Sketches and the First or Second Edition of Pickwick. "Pickwick" illustrated with some of the "extra" plates by Sam Weller, Jr. ; "Sketches" illustrated by George Cruikshank. Engraving in both by J. Yeager. "Sketches by Boz" was first published in America by Carey, Lea and Blanchard in 1837. The "New Edition, Complete" was first published in 1839 with Cruikshank illustration, in double column format, also in one volume. This issue of "Sketches" contains "The Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble" and "The Pantomime of Life," not in the First English edition. The engraved title, here, is dated 1839, while the printed title is dated 1842. There are two illustrations in addition to the engraved title in each volume. The engraved title of "The [Pickwick] Papers" is dated 1841, (originally published in this version in 1838) by Lea and Blanchard of Philadelphia, while the printed title carries an imprint of N. Hickman of Baltimore, a very rare imprint of this first American edition of "Pickwick." Podeschi (A101 and D2) lists 2 work of Dickens from 1842–6 published by Hickman. All were derived from Lea and Blanchard editions. Wear at ends and edges of spine and wear at corners. Boards abraded. Front hinge cracked internally and starting at head externally. First signature shaken. Mild foxing and browning. Else Very Good. Edgar & Vail, p.16 (Sketches), p. 17 (Pickwick). Wilkins, pp. 7–13. Podeschi, A13 (Fourth Copy)(Sketches); A24 (Pickwick).
Price: $600.00

5653
Dickens , Charles (Editor).- The Pic-Nic Papers. W. H. Maxwell, Thomas Moore, Miss Strickland, Horace Smith, Leitch Ritchie, and Other Celebrated Writers. London. Ward and Lock. N.D. 472 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's catalogue. With illustrations on steel by George Cruikshank and Phiz. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth (rebound professionally with old spine laid down) and new end papers. T.e.g. Early Edition "The Lamplighter’s Story" by Dickens is included. Originally a 3 volume anthology by various authors (including W. Harrison Ainsworth, not mentioned in the title), written to benefit the widow and children of the publisher John Macrone, who died at age 28 in 1837. Published in 1841. The illustration entitled "The Philosopher's Stone" is the last collaboration of Dickens and Cruikshank. Minimal browning of preliminaries. Else, Very Good with very clean illustrations. Schlicke, p.443.
Price: $195.00

8617
(Unidentified Photographer).- Charles Dickens. Carte-de-Visite. N.P. (?London] N.Pub. (? Watkins) N.D. [ca. 1861] 1 p. ca. 4" x 2 1/2" First Edition. A photograph of Dickens in semi-profile, possibly by D. Fruwirth or by Watkins. It appears to date from ca. 1861. The photograph, in carte de visite size, is mounted on card, as is typical, with Dickens' name printed on mount Minor foxing with spot above image. Else, Very Good.
Price: $135.00

8737
Dickens, Charles.- Oliver Twist. Philadelphia. Lea & Blanchard. 1839. 212 pp.+ 16 pp. publisher's catalogue divided to front and rear. Twenty-Four Illustrations by George Cruikshank with engravings by J. Yeager, printed on cream-colored paper 8vo. Purple pebbled publisher's cloth with gilt illustrated titling on spine. First American Illustrated One Volume Edition, Complete. Has original final plate of Rose Maylie and Oliver, "The Fireside Plate." Ads for Cooper's "Homeward Bound," "Sam Slick's sayings and Doings." Ads also for this edition of "Oliver Twist", Nicholas Nickleby" promised as "Now Ready" in parts (No. 9 of 20), a new edition of "Sketches by Boz" with Cruikshank illustration to be revised by Dickens, an illustrated edition of "The Pickwick Papers" (illustrated by Crowquill and Yeager) and the promise (still delayed) of "Barnaby Rudge" as soon as it is received. This edition is derived from the original English 3-volume edition and is the first American edition, complete with the Cruikshank illustrations, in one volume, here in its original cloth. Covers worn at ends of spine and at corners. Water spotting of covers with rings. Foxing. Plates with offsetting on rear but quite crisp. Rear hinge starting internally. Pp. 29–32 and attendant plate somewhat loose. All plates present. Overall, Very Good. Podeschi A31. Wilkins, pp. 12–16. Edgar & Vail, p.17
Price: $1,200.00

8738
Dickens, Charles.- Sketches by Boz, Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. By the Author of "The Pickwick Papers," "Oliver Twist," and "Nicholas Nickleby." With Twenty Illustrations by George Cruikshank. New Edition, Complete. Philadelphia. Lea & Blanchard. 1839. 268 pp. + 16 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear. Cruikshank illustrations engraved by J. Yeager. Printed on cream-colored paper. 8vo. Pebbled purple-brown publisher's cloth, with gilt illustration and titling on spine. First American Illustrated One Volume Edition, Complete. In 1838, Carey, Lea & Blanchard published "Sketches by Boz" in 10 monthly parts, each with two Cruikshank illustrations. In 1839, these were combined in a one volume edition, described herein, with 2 added Tales, "The Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble" and "The Pantomime of Life." This was the first book appearance of these two stories, preceding the English book publication. The publisher's catalogue is identical with that published in the 1839 One-Volume Illustrated Edition of "Oliver Twist." Fading and soilingof covers. Head and tail of spine worn with separationof top half of front hinge externally. Corners and edges worn. Mild foxing. Offsetting to rear of plates, which are clean and crisp. Else, Very Good. Podeschi A13. Wilkins, pp.11-12. Edgar & Vail, p.16.
Price: $950.00

9379
Dickens, Charles Another Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire. Boston. Fetridge & Co. 1854. 47 pp. Ads on rear cover for nostrum. 8vo. Pale pink printed paper wraps. Sewn. First American Edition. The Extra Christmas Number of Household Words for 1853. Composed of nine stories, of which Dickens wrote only the first (The Schoolboy's Story") and the last ("Nobody's Story"). The other stories are by Eliza Lynn, George Sala, Adelaide A. Procter, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edmund Dixon & W. H. Wills, Samuel Sidney and Mr. William Gaskell. All were, for the most part, regular and valued contributors to Household Words. Spine worn. Water stain on upper half of cover and some subsequent pages. Corners bent. Else, Very Good. Podeschi, B229. Lohrli, p. 118.
Price: $110.00

5608
Dickens, Charles.- The Cricket on The Hearth. N.P. [Boston]. N.Pub. [Jordan and Wiley] . N.D. [?1846.] 42 pp. Single Illustration at end. 8vo. Disbound. Double-column format. ? First American Edition (priority not established). One of the earliest American editions of "The Cricket on the Hearth," Dickens' Christmas book for 1846. Priority has not beenestablished between this edition and the Harpers' edition. Lacks original printed wrappers and advertising pages. Minimal foxing of first 3 pages. Small loss in blank margin on p. 1. Else, Very Good. Edgar and Vail, p. 23. Podeschi A96. VanderPoel B404.
Price: $175.00

5590
Dickens, Charles.- Master Humphrey’s Clock. New York. George Munro’s Sons. 1894. 117 pp. + 45 pp. publisher's ads and other ads. 12 mo. Printed paper wraps. First Edition in this format. Munro's Library of Popular Novels, No 78. A very cheap 19th Century edition of Dickens' novel, offered also as a premium for the purchase of Blackwell's Durham smoking tobacco. Among the ads is one for a standard baseball (pictured) in exchange for tobacco coupons. Chips from foot of front cover. Yellowing of pages and soiling of covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $45.00

5554
Dickens, Charles.- A Christmas Carol. Printed in the Advanced Stage of Pitman’s Shorthand. New York. Isaac Pitman and Sons. N.D. 106 pp. 12mo. Greeen publisher's cloth with gilt titling on front cover and spine. Charles Dickens' signature embossed in the blind on front cover. First Edition (New Era Edition). The translation of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" into Pitman's shorthand. This form of stenography was close to that used by Dickens inhis early years as a court stenographer and newspaper reporter. He was the fastest stenographer then known. Ex libris with one library stamp. Mild wear at head and tail ofspine. Abrasion at fore-edge of front cover with slight wrinkling and slight loss of gilt from a few letters of the title. Else Good + with Very Good text block.
Price: $35.00


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