Search
Go



COMPANY






Homepage










About Us










Services










Contact Information






OUR ON-LINE CATALOGUE






Our Bookshop










Our Bibliography










Links






COMMUNICATIONS






Come Visit Us










Calendar of Events










Customer Wants










Discussion Groups







Sitemap




  Our Bookshop

Robert P. Davis  
Gadshill  
(401) 273-9450  

gadshill@usa.net  




Dickens, Page Two


 Search
 Search 



5548
Dexter, Walter.- The London of Dickens.

New York E. P. Dutton & Co. 1924. First American Edition. Uses British sheets. 269 pp. 8vo. Red publisher’s cloth on boards and ivory publisher’s cloth on spine. Printed paper labels on spine and front cover/Printed D.J. Podeschi H127. A series of rambles in London with topographic references to Dickens’ writings by the distinguished Dickensian, Walter Dexter. First published by Cecil Palmer of London in 1923 Mild abrasions on cloth at foot. D.J. split at hinge. Else, Very Good.
Price: $45.00

11418
Dickens, Charles.- Their Christmas Dinner.

New York. Geo. R. Lockwood & Son. 1884. 13 pp. 24mo. Illustrated with a few printer╒s devices Stiff par wraps embosses on frnt cover with a sprig of holly with berries in green, gold and pink. Titled on front cover in gold. Tied with maroon s ilk ribbob. A gift booklet for Christmas, containing the text of Dickens╒s description of the Cratchit Christmas dinner, concluding his ╥A Christmas Carol╙. Inscribed on verso of front cover. ╥Kate with Francis╒s love/ Christmas/1884╙. Slghgt soiling of covers with mild toning of edges of cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $45.00

11192
Dickens, Charles.- The Seven Poor Travellers. Boston, MA. H. M. Caldwell Co. N.D. [1896_1914]. Illustrated by Arthur Hogg. with frontispiece and several full page colored illustrations. First Edition in this format. Originally published by Dickens as the Christmas Number of Household Words for 1854. 72 pp. 3-1/8” W x 5-3/8” H Tan stiff paper wraps, printed in gold on spine and front cover. Front cover full page illustration in color. Elaborately illustrated end papers. Pages printed in black with red borders and decorations by William Brenton and Son, Ltd, in Plymouth, Great Britain. Publisher’s Weekly, Vol. XLIX, No. 15, April 11, 1896, p.645, Advertisement (for Herbert M. Caldwell Co.). NY Times, March 29, 1914 (sale of Caldwell to Dodge). H. Stone, Charles Dickens’ Uncollected Writings, II, 523_529. This charming little volume is probably a gift book, reprinting Charles Dickens’s Christmas Book for 1854 from “Household Words”. The three stories, a chapter each, comprising the item are: In the Old City of Rochester; The Story of Richard Doubledick; and The Road. These, as noted by Stone, were redacted by Dickens in 1867 to form an abbreviated version of the original 1854 “Seven Poor Travellers” to include only the sections written by himself. H. M. Caldwell Co. was a publisher of trade and gift books in New York and Boston in the period of 1896-1914. In 1910 the firm was purchased by Dana Estes, and incorporated into Estes and Lauriat, who, in 1914, sold the Caldwell plates to Dodge Publishers. Caldwell was a prominent publisher also of Horatio Alger novels. The illustrator and embellisher, Arthur Hogg. was active in the period 1913 to 1926. Quite rare. Not in OCLC or major research libraries. Mildly shaken. Else, Very Good
Price: $125.00

11157
Barnard, Frederick and Max Platz.- The Dicken's (sic!) Album, from the Drawings of Frederick Barnard. Reproduced in Photography by Max Platz. Chicago, IL. Max Platz. N.D. [ca. 1885.] Illustrations by Frederick Barnard; photographs by Max Platz. First Edition. 12 photographs and 12 label pages + title page. 7Ó H x 4-3/4Ó W. Brown publisherÕs cloth, elaborately decorated and titled in gilt on the front cover. Title page printed in red and black. Front pastedown of white moire silk. An extraordinary and very rare album of 12 illustrations by Frederick Barnard of characters in Charles DickensÕs novels. Each illustration by Barnard is photographed by Max Platz, the noted Chicago photographer at the turn of the twentieth century, printed in brown on ivory-tan paper and mounted on a card with attached printed legend on a paper guard. The legends are quotations appropriate to the illustration from the work by Dickens. Each photograph is labeled and bordered in red. The illustrations are loose but the album has borders of an envelope made from the binding cloth as a rear pastedown and a flap that is broken off. Frederick Barnard (1846_96) was a noted Victorian illustrator and caricaturist, especially for his illustrations of the work of Charles Dickens. From 1871 to 1879 he worked illustrating Chapman and HallÕs Household Edition of the works of Charles Dickens, at the time the major reinterpretation of the illustrations of Dickens after Phiz (Hablot K. Browne), a total of 450 illustrations (Barnard was to do about 400 more illustrations from Dickens, in all). Also a portraitist, Barnard was married to a niece of the great scientist, Michael Faraday and was a friend of John Singer Sargent. He died tragically in a fire caused by his falling asleep perhaps under the influence of laudanum, while smoking his pipe, in bed. Max Platz was an illustrious independent photographer in Chicago in the closing decades of the 19th century. He trained many noted photographers of the period and showed great creativity in his photography and his publications. This work he dedicates to his friend Frank Oakes Rose, the noted early filmographer, whose "Ben Hur", of 1907, was a great success at the time. Wear at ends of spine. Cloth cracked at front hinge. Flap of container of photographs loose in collection. Red ribbon page marker lost. Else, Very Good.
Price: $300.00

10991
Sanders, Andrew.- The Companion to A Tale of Two Cities. London. Unwin Hyman 1988. First Edition. 176 pp. 8vo. Green publisher’s cloth. Titled in gilt on spine, illustrated in gilt on front cover.. D.J. One of the on-going series of volumes annotating the major works of Charles Dickens. Each volume is dedicated to a single novel, this one to "A Tale of Two Cities" The notes are principally factual, rather than critical. They tell much about Victorian culture, Dickens in his times, his associations and the cultural context of the novels. Near Fine in Near Fine D.J.
Price: $175.00

10857
Cruikshank, George, [and Charles Dickens and possibly William Makepeace Thackeray ].- [Pamphlet]. The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman. With Illustrations and Notes by George Cruikshank. New York and London. G. W. Carleton and Bell & Daldy. 1871. Illustrated. First American Edition in this format. 16 pp. (13 pp. + 3 pp. Notes on reverse of last page and both sides of rear cover). 12mo. Tan illustrated and printedstiff paper covers. All textual pages siif, also. Podeschi B86 (for this edition). Van Duzer p. 69, Cohn #243 (for the first edition). An American reissue of the comic verse by George Cruikshank and Charles Dickens, possibly together with William Makepeace Thackeray. Originally issued in 1839, the authorship was, for a long time, a subject of controversy. In “The Colophon. New Graphic Series. Number One” (1939. pp. 39-66), Anne L. Haight adds an interesting discourse on this famous work attributed at different times to Dickens, Thackeray and George Cruikshank, alone or in combination. From Dickens' letters, Haight argues that Dickens wrote the Preface and the Notes, and that he corrected Cruikshank's verses, himself adding the last verse. There is a possibility also that Thackeray contributed in a major way, but his illustrations have been found and differ significantly from Cruikshank’s published version. The verses are allegedly traditional. After his famous argument with Dickens, according to Haight, Cruikshank reissued the work without the Notes and with Dickens’ last verse replaced by three others by Cruikshank. The original work was adapted in 1839 by Charles Scully as “an historical, pantomimical, melo-dramatical, ballettical, burlesque burletta, in two acts…from an old ballad” (Podeschi, H837) and performed at the New Strand Theatre As noted by Podeschi, the first and last pages of this Carleton issue resemble wrappers, but are numbered in sequence. Front cover detached. Mild soiling of coversSmall chips from lower edge of front cover, wthout loss of text. Else Good +.
Price: $135.00

10869
Dickens, Charles.- The Cricket on the Hearth. With Selections from Sketches by Boz. New York. Cassell & Co., Ltd. 1900. First Edition in this Series. 192 pp. + 8 pp.publisher’s catalogue at rear. 32mo. Tan printed and decorated paper wraps. An inexpensive edition of Charles Dickens’ third Christmas book in an attractive format. “The Cricket on the Hearth” is accompanied by two items from “Sketches by Boz”, “A Christmas Dinner” and ”The New Year”. This volume is issued in America by the English publisher. Bookseller’s tags at foot of front cover and title page. A charming illustrated ad for the Columbia Phonograph Co. on rear cover, showing a cylinder “graphophone. One of the major series of inexpensive 19th century productions by the distinguished British publisher, Cassell & Co. Mild soiling of cover and page edges. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $55.00

10870
Dickens, Charles.- The Haunted Man and The Ghost’s Bargain. London. Cassell & Co., Ltd. 1891. First Edition in this Series. 192 pp. 32mo. Greyish tan printed paper wraps. An inexpensive edition of Charles Dickens’ fifth Christmas book in an attractive format. Bookseller’s tag at foot of front cover. A charming ad for “a luxury no longer unknown. Barber & Company’s French Coffee. As used in Paris,…”, “One shilling per pound, including tin”. One of the major series of inexpensive 19th century productions by the distinguished British publisher, Cassell & Co. Mild soiling of cover and page edges. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $55.00

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

10016
Jacobson, Wendy.S. - The Companion to The Mystery of Edwin Drood. London. Allen & Unwin. 1986. Illustrated. First Edition. 209 pp. 8vo. Illustrated green publisher's cloth. illustrated and titled in gilt. Illustrated D.J. Green end papers. One of the series of the most comprehensively annotated volumes, each on a work of Charles Dickens. Great scholarship, readable and authoritative. Adds greatly to the reading of the novel, in this case Dickens' last and only half-finished mystery novel. As. New.
Price: $155.00

10690
Dickens, Charles.- No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins.. Being the Extra Christmas Number of Every Saturday for Christmas,1867. Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1867. First American Edition. 42 pp. + 6 pp. Ads at front and 4 pp. Ads at rear. Ads on covers. 8vo. Orange Paper Covers, as Issued. Podeschi E60. The first American edition of this extra Christmas number. From “Every Saturday” with its own cover as well as the orange printed cover. By 1867, Ticknor & Fields had become the prime American publisher of Dickens. This is printed from Advance Sheets from the Extra Christmas Number of “All the Year Round”. It also, on the cover, promises a new story by Dickens for “Atlantic Monthly” and “Our Young Folks” for 1868. Covers detached. Outer orange covers soiled and chipped. Else, Good +.
Price: $145.00

10591
Dickens, Charles (Editor).- Household Words. A Weekly Journal. Conducted by Charles Dickens. Volume XVIII. From June 19, 1858, to November 27, 1858. Being from No. 430 to No. 453, and Also Including the Extra Number and a Half for Christmas [1858, “A House to Let”]. London. Household Words Office, Bradbury and Evans. 1858. First Edition. 572 pp. + 36 pp Extra Christmas Number. 8vo. (signed in 12mo) Green publisher’s cloth, embossed in the blind. Gilt titling on spine. Double column format. Contains all (Parts 1–14) of Elizabeth Gaskell’s “My Lady Ludlow”, in serial parts, Wilkie Collins’s “The Poisoned Meal” as well as the usual assortment of outstanding journalism including other articles and stories by Wilkie Collins, verse by Adelaide Anne Procter, et al. Mild wear on ends of spine and corners. Soiling of covers with white stain at edge of front cover. Minimal foxing of end papers. Owner’s signature in pencil on front free end paper. Hinges starting internally. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10453
[Sheet Music]. Young, Charlotte (Words) and Blockley, John (Music).- Blockley’s Cameo Music. Household Words (Companion to the Favorite Song ‘Hearts and Homes’) Written by Charlotte Young. Composed & Inscribed to Charles Dickens, Esq. by John Blockley. Philadelphia. Lee & Walker, successor to Geo. Willig. N.D. Frst Edition. 5 pp. Fo. Disbound. Decoratively engraved cover. Not in Lightwood. A heartfelt ballad by Young, dedicated to Dickens by the composer. On the cover is a music store stamp of Lignoski, Kenner & Co. of La Grange, GA. On cover is quotation from Shakespeare: ‘Familiar in their Mouths as “Household words”’. Mild foxing and soiling. Faint water stain at upper leading edge, throughout. Else, Very Good.
Price: $160.00

10463
Dickens, Charles.- Our Mutual Friend. By Charles Dickens ("Boz"). With Forty-One Illustrations from Designs by Marcus Stone. Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson & Brothers. 1865. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens in wood engraving. Illustrations after Marcus Stone Second American Edition, in book form. 486, 446 pp. + 10 pp. publisher's catalogue. Small 8vo. Brown publisher’s cloth, embossed in the blind. Spine illustrated and titled in gilt.Yellow end papers. 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. 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 dating to 1865 is clear from the ads for Peterson’s Magazine on p.9 at rear, where a greatly improved format for the magazine is promised. Wear at edges, ends of spine and corners. Cover cracking at front edge of spine, both volumes. Slight off-setting of illustrations. Volume I shaken at one signature. In fact better condition than the usual Peterson edition. Overall, Good +.
Price: $375.00

10480
Dickens, Charles.- Bleak House. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. London. Bradbury and Evans. 1853. First Edition. 624 pp. 8vo. Contemporary black polished 3/4 calf decorated in the blind with brown cloth covered boards. Spine elaborately decorated in gilt and with brown leather label titled in gilt. Smith, I, 81–84. Bound from the parts. A true first edition of Bleak House, with all the points called for by Smith and with all ten of the dark plates, in excellent state, by Phiz, from duplicate engravings as noted by J. F. Dexter (Eckel, p. 81) . Frontispiece and vignette engraved as well as printed title. Darkening in margins of plates. Virtually no foxing. Lacks 1 plate at p.41. Else, A Very Good copy of what many think is Dickens's best work.
Price: $785.00

8766
Dickens, Charles.- Bleak House. With Sixty-One Illustrations by F. Barnard. New York. Harper & Brothers. N.D. [1871-9] First American Household Edition. 361 pp. 4to. Green illustrated publisher's cloth with gilt illustration and lettering on front cover and spine. double column format. Wilkins, pp.46-7. Jarndyce CXIII. Podeschi D68 and D66(English issue). The Household Edition, in 22 volumes (with Forster's "Life") published in the period 1871-1879, 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 , 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 (not Bleak House) illustrations by American artists. Wear at ends and edges of spine and at corners. Owner's signature on free fly leaf: "Mary Lovett." Else, Very Good.
Price: $98.00

10350
Dickens, Charles.- The Holly Tree Inn and A Christmas Treee. New York. Baker & Taylor Company. 1907. Illustrations, some in color, by George Alfred Williams. First Edition of this issue. 139 pp. 4to. Green publisher's cloth, floral embossing on front cover, lettered and decorated in gilt. Three color illustrations pasted on front cover. Pages bordered in green rulings. T.e.g. Other edges untrimmed. Podeschi D153, for Williams's illustration of A Christmas Carol and The Cricket on the Hearth. A handsome issue of The Holly Tree Inn and A Christmas Tree with the illustrations of George Alfred Williams (1875-?), born in New Jersey, self taught and well known for his genre paintings, posters and illustrations, especially of children's books. Among his other illustrations of Dickens are "A Christmas Carol", "Cricket on the Hearth" and Sweetser's "Ten Boys from Dickens". Mild wear at head, tail and edges of covers. Mild foxing. Name clipped from front end paper. Small chips from illustrations on front cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $80.00

10402
Dickens, Charles.- Wellerisms. From "Pickwick" & "Master Humphrey's Clock" Selected by Charles F. Rideal and Edited with an Introduction by Charles Kent, Author of "The Humor and Pathos of Charles Dickens." London. George Redway. 1886. First Edition. 174 pp. + 6 pp. publisher's ads at rear and 8 pp. ads at front. 18mo. Illustrated red publisher's cloth with gilt titling. NCBEL III 785. A presentation copy, inscribed by Rideal on the title page. The assembled humor of Dickens' first comic character, for whom Pickwick plays the straight man; with an introduction on the origin of the character. Dickens' conception of Tony Weller caused the sales of "Pickwick" to rise from 400 copies per month to 40,000 copies per month. Pages roughly opened. Covers soiled. Very slight wear at ends of spine and corners. Else, Very Good.
Price: $87.00

10269
Anonymous.- [Woodblock Print] Gadshill-Place, Near Rochester, the Home of Charles Dickens. In The Illustrated London News, Supplement, June 18, 1870, p. 637. First Edition. Pages 1 leaf (2 pp.).Fo. Loose sheet. First Edition. Illustrated. A woodblock print in the Illoiustrated News showing Charles Dickens in the garden at Gadshill Place. This was printed 1 week after Dickens' death, probably in association with an article about him. He had just been buried at Poets' Corner in Westmrnster Abbey. The print occupies one-half a page of the newspaper and is unsigned. Very Good +. London. The Illustraterd News. 1870.
Price: $80.00

10289
Dickens, Charles.- Great Expectations. By Charles Dickens. People's Edition. With Illustrations by John M'Lenan (sic!). First American Edition, in book form, of the Collected Works of Charles Dickens. One of eventual 38 (?) volumes published between 1855 and 1871. Pages 523 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's ads at front.8vo. Brown fine grained "morocco" publisher's cloth. Gilt illustration and titling on spine. Three false bands on spine. Embossed in theblind on both covers is a cartouche reporting "Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition of the Complete Works of Charles Dickens 'Boz' ". Brown coated end papers. First American Edition, in book form, of the Collected Works of Charles Dickens. One of eventual 38 (?) volumes published between 1855 and 1871. Twelve wood engravings by John McLenan.Peterson's Uniform Edition of Dickens' Works. Podeschi A147 (for fully illustrated edition), D24-27. VanderPoel B260 (see also B261:1, 2). Wilkins, p. 31. Edgar & Vail, p.29. The first American edition, in book form, of Great Expectations was issued by Peterson who had purchased the manuscript and proof sheets and paid Dickens £1000 for the privilege. He claims his volume had preceded the English volume and may be the true first edition of what has traditionally been thought to be the hardest Dickens title to come by. Harpers Weekly published the parts issue. Peterson published several versions of this title (without priority, except that Edgar & Vail state that the fully illustrated edition was probably later than the first issue) with the illustrations by John McLenan in varying numbers. This issue is from the first uniform collected edition of the works of Charles Dickens published in America (Wilkins, p. 41). Although stated to be duodecimo, this Peoples [American] Edition is signed and gathered in 8's. The dating of Peterson issues can often be surmised from the list of Dickens titles in the ads or on the title page. Here, "Our Mutual Friend" is listed, but not "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" or "John Jasper's Secret". Thus, the date of publication is ca. 1865. Dickens violated his arrangement with Peterson and with Harper's, for which he had been paid by them, by announcing in early 1867 that Ticknor and Fields was henceforth his only official American publisher. He eventually had to buy out Harper's interest. Mild wear at corners. Edges of spine worn, with chips and tears, without encroachment on titling. Faint water stain in gutter of last few signatures. Overall, Very Good + for this fragile item, rare and usually seen in disreputable covers. Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson & Brothers. N.D. [ca. 1865]
Price: $450.00

10253
[Salesman's Sample Book - Prospectus]. Dickens, Charles.- The Autograph Dickens. The Complete Works of Charles Dickens in Thirty Volumes. Edited by Richard Garnett, Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum. First Edition. 8vo. Embossed green paper covers with embossed titling. Untrimmed pages. Tissue guards. Stapled. First Edition. Illustrated. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens. A prospectus for the "Autograph Edition" of Dickens' Works. This 30 volume edition was edited by Richard Garnett and was a sumptuous production: 103 illustrations more than in the "De Luxe Edition," almost 700 full-page engravings, photogravures or engravings, all on Japanese paper and struck from the original plates, 213 further illustrations, portraits of Dickens, autograph signatures, and 13 manuscript page facsimiles, in two binding types. The prospectus has a description of the purposes of the edition, sample illustrations, portraits of Dickens and of Garnett, samples of text, autographs and manuscript. Garnett wrote a general introduction as well as introductions to each book. In this copy of the prospectus are selections (illustrations and text) from various works, including a page of the manuscript from Volume Eight, "'Old Curiosity Shop, II and Reprinted Pieces". Mild soiling of edges of cover. Mild staining at staples. Else, Near Fine. London. Chapman & Hall Ltd. 1900.
Price: $175.00

10133
Dickens, Charles.- The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. A New Edition, with Numerous Illustrations, by Sam Weller, Jr. and Alfred Crowquill, Esq. This is the first illustrated American work by Dickens, preceded only by the five volume unillustrated edition published by Carey, Lea and Blanchard hard on the publication of each cluster of four parts. Several of these five volumes preceded the English publication of "Pickwick" in bound form and Volume One, issued in only 1500 copies because of the unknown qualities of the author, is very scarce, indeed. All ads are present. The illustrations are very clean. First Illustrated American Edition. Wilkins, p.8. Podeschi A23. Edgar & Vail, p.17. Lacks backstrip of spine. Mild foxing , as expected. Mildly shaken at 3 signatures. Covers hang by one cord each. Else, Very Good. A remarkably good copy of a fragile and uncommon item. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea and Blanchard. 1838.
Price: $950.00

10137
Dickens, Charles.- Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy. In Two Chapters. A Christmas memento from Samuel A. Dalton, printed in a limited edition in 1958. the design and illustrations are by Abruzzi, format and typography by Robert Donald. Bound by Oldach. printed in red and black. First Edition in this format. As New. Philadelphia. Samuel A. Dalton 1958.
Price: $50.00

10141
? Greatbach.- Vignette Engraving of a Photograph of Charles Dickens A vignette engraving of the head and shoulders of Charles Dickens, often used as a frontispiece to volumes of his works. The engraving possibly by Greatbach from an original photograph by J. & C. Watkins of London. Edition uncertain. Very Good. N.P. [London]. N.Pu. N.D. [ca. 1861]
Price: $10.00

10142
Stephen, Leslie.- Biography of Charles Dickens. (Cover Title: Life of Dickens). A pamphlet containing a brief and intimate biography of Charles Dickens. The text is taken from the entry on Dickens in the Dictionary of National Biography. It was reprinted as a supplement to the later (ca. 1900) de luxe edition of Frank T. Marzials "Life of Charles Dickens," issued by John D. Morris of Philadelphia in an edition limited to 1000 copies. First Edition. Podeschi H428. See also Podeschi H313 and VanderPoel E41(1 & 2). Covers soiled. Small chip from foredge of front cover. N.P. N.Pu. N.D. [ca. 1888].
Price: $45.00

10145
[Sheet Music]. Wilson, W.- The Great Exhibition Quadrilles. A series of quadrilles for piano solo to celebrate the Great Exhibition of 1851-52 in Hyde Park, London. A grand lithograph depicts the Crystal Palace and a large fashionable crowd in the Park to view the exhibition. The Great Exhibition was the first theme park and came out of a suggestion by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, as a celebration of Britain's industrial, scientific and technical success. Other nations, including America, provided exhibits. The central exhibit hall, the Crystal Palace, so named by Punch magazine on November 2, 1850, was an architectural triumph, designed by the great architect Sir Joseph Paxton. The Hall, 1848 ft. long and 408 ft. wide, was built of plates of glass (nearly 300.000) and iron. The fountains had, overall, 11,000 jets. Enormously popular, the Great Exhibition attracted a largely upper class crowd, including Charles Dickens, and evoked many comments and writings, including those of Dickens and Charles Babbage, and satirical commentary, including those of Brother Jonathan (the American magazine) and of Henry Mayhew and George Cruikshank. After the exhibition's close, the Crystal Palace was moved to a park outside of London, eventually deteriorating from fire and neglect. First Edition. Edges slightly trimmed. Few pencil annotations. Else, Very Good. London. Duncombe & Moon. N.D. [ca. 1851]
Price: $150.00

10146
[Sheet Music]. Wallerstein, A.- The Musical Bouquet. The Great Exhibition Polka of 1851, and The Mariner's Polka. Two polkas for piano solo, one in celebration of the Great Exhibition of 1851-52 in Hyde Park, London. A grand lithograph depicts the Crystal Palace and a large fashionable crowd in the Park to view the exhibition. The Great Exhibition was the first theme park and came out of a suggestion by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, as a celebration of Britain's industrial, scientific and technical success. Other nations, including America, provided exhibits. The central exhibit hall, the Crystal Palace, so named by Punch magazine on November 2, 1850, was an architectural triumph, designed by the great architect Sir Joseph Paxton, whose name caps the image here. The Hall, 1848 ft. long and 408 ft. wide, was built of plates of glass (nearly 300.000) and iron. The fountains had, overall, 11,000 jets. Enormously popular, the Great Exhibition attracted a largely upper class crowd, including Charles Dickens, and evoked many comments and writings, including those of Dickens and Charles Babbage, and satirical commentary, including those of Brother Jonathan (the American magazine) and of Henry Mayhew and George Cruikshank. After the exhibition's close, the Crystal Palace was moved to a park outside of London, eventually deteriorating from fire and neglect. First Edition. Edges slightly trimmed. Hinge cleanly separated (if ever it was). Else, Very Good. London. The Musical Bouquet. N.D. [ca. 1851]
Price: $150.00

10147
Coveny, Christopher J.- Twenty Scenes from the Works of Dickens Designed & Etched by Christopher Coveny. Twenty engravings of scenes from Dickens by an Australian artist . Two title pages, one engraved and one letterpress. An introduction and the 20 engravings, designed and etched by Christopher Coveny. Interleaved between the engravings are the pages of text within borders and including quotatrions from the novels. Plate 7 is presented in two states. The volume is printed by John Sands for the publisher. The printing of the etchings was supervised by C. M. Buck. The etchings are enjoyably busy and witty and depict memorable scenes from the novels involving many characters from Dickens' earlier novels, including Samuel Pickwick, Mr. Winkle, Horatio Fizkin, Martin Chuzzlewit, Barnaby Rudge , Bill Sykes, Little Nell, et al. A scarce title. First Edition. Podeschi H1042. Few spots on covers. Mild wear at edges of spine. Foxing of free end papers and some of the text pages. Else, Very Good. Sydney, Australia. Thomas H. Fielding. 1883.
Price: $650.00

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. London. Allen & Unwin. 1986.
Price: $100.00

8946
Dickens, Charles.- The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Unabridged Edition of Half-a-Million Copies, with Twenty Illustrations. Leeds, England. Goodall, Backhouse & Co. 1886. Pages 208 pp.8vo. Illustrated green paper wraps. Double column format. Text interspersed with ads. First Edition in this format. Illustrated by A. Billinghame.Goodall's Household Library. A wonderful proprietary edition of "Pickwick' as a vehicle of advertising by Goodall, Backhouse & Co. for their Yorkshire Relish, Baking and Custard Powders, Egg Powder, etc. Other charming ads abound. The front cover is illustrated with the scene of Mr. Pickwick in the wheelbarrow. The rear cover is illustrated with a view of a meeting of the Pickwick Club discussing the merits of Goodall's Household Specialties, Mr. Pickwick standing on the chair upraising a bottle of Yorkshire Relish while the other members scrutinize boxes and bottles of Goodall products. Every open square centimeter of the text and covers is used for advertising. Chips from spine and covers near hinges. Fading of spine and edges of covers. Else, a Good to Very Good copy of a very fragile, but rare item.
Price: $150.00

8964
Dickens, Charles .- The Slanderer's Work. In The Vermont Watchman and State Journal, Montpelier, VT., Wednesday, August 12, 1874. Vol. 69.-3539. No. 43. p.1. Montpelier, VT. J. & J. M. Poland. 1874. Pages 4 pp.Large Fo. Unbound Newspaper. First Edition, in this format. A reprint of a story attributed to Charles Dickens, in a Vermont newspaper. Likely a piracy. Often these stories in New England newspapers were misattributed. Most had a source in "Household Words" or "All the Year Round," but this story is not in Lohrli, Oppenlander or Stone, the usual sources for articles in these journals. The account also is not in either of the three published volumes on Dickens' Journalism edited by Slater. The story is about Dickens traveling unrecogmized in a railroad coach and overhearing slanderous comments about himself. The slanderer's mortification when Dickens revealed his identity provides a moral lesson. Newspaper folded. Hinge separating in scattered areas. Else, Very Good.
Price: $55.00

9003
Dickens, Charles.- The Speeches of Charles Dickens. With an Introduction by Bernard Darwin. Edited and Prefaced by R. H. Shepherd. London. Michael Joseph Ltd. N.D. [1937]. Pages 332 pp.8vo. Light blue publisher's cloth. First Edition. The Rosemary Library (No. 1 in this series). Edited by Sir John Squire. Podeschi D211. A compendium of Dickens'speeches, lightly and helpfully annotated. Foxed on page ends and on free flyleaves. Minimal wear at endsof spine. Overall, Very Good.
Price: $47.00

8798
Dickens, Charles.- The Works. A Collected Set of the Novels and Other Works in The Leisure Hour Library. Special Sextuple Numbers. Vol. III. Nos. 251–260. July 13–September 14, 1889. New York. F. M. Lupton, Publisher. 1889.Pages 96 pp. per issue.Folio. Illustrated Paper Covers. First Edition. Leisure Hour Library. Each Number Contains a Complete, First Class Novel or Other Work by a Celebrated Author. Podeschi D136 & D137 for Items in This Series. Published weekly, by subscription. Printed in three column format. This series is likely a piracy. The issues include: Dombey and Son (No. 251); David Copperfield (No. 252); Martin Chuzzlewit (No. 253); Nicholas Nickleby (No. 254); Our Mutual Friend (No. 255); Little Dorrit (No. 256); Bleak House (No. 257); Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (No. 258); Barnaby Rudge and Christmas Stories (No. 259); Oliver Twist and Great Expectations (No. 260); The Old Curiosity Shop and The Uncommercial Traveler (No. 261); A Tale of Two Cities, Hard Times and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (No. 262). Covers and edges soiled on several issues. Browning of page ends. Minor chipping at ends of spine and page ends. Lacks rear cover and last leaf of Issue No. 261. Corner missing on cover of No.253. Overall, a Very Good set of a fragile and unusual item.
Price: $275.00

8962
Dickens, Charles (attrib.).- Advice to My Son. In The Vermont Watchman and State Journal, Montpelier, VT., Wednesday, April 1, 1874. Vol. 69.-3520. No. 24. p.4. Montpelier, VT. J. & J. M.Poland. 1874. Pages 4 pp.Large Fo. Unbound Newspaper. First Edition, in this format. Preface to C. Dickens, "The Life of Our Lord," Simon & Schuster, 1934. A reprint of a Dickens letter in a Vermont newspaper. Likely a piracy. The source is not clear. Often these stories in New England newspapers were misattributed. Most had a source in "HouseholdWords" or "All the Year Round," but this story is not in Lohrli, Oppenlander or Stone, the usual sources for articles in these journals. The account also is not in either of the three published volumes on Dickens' Journalism edited by Slater. Given the date, after Dickens' death, it is possible that the article was taken from his letters published at this time by his daughter and sister-in-law. We have been able to identify it as from a letter Dickens wrote in 1868 to his youngest son, Edward, who was going off to Australia to join his elder brother. The letter was referred to in the Publisher's Foreword to Dickens' "The Life of Our Lord," which had been written in 1846–49 but not published until 1934. Newspaper folded. Faint marginal stain. Else, Very Good.
Price: $55.00

8961
Dickens, Charles (attrib.).- The Mischief-Maker. In The Vermont Watchman and State Journal, Montpelier , VT., Wednesday, May 24, 1871. Vol. 66.-3371. No. 31. p.1. Montpelier, VT. J. & J. M.Poland. 1871. Pages 4 pp.Large Fo. Unbound Newspaper. First Edition, in this format. A reprint of an alleged Dickens story in a Vermont newspaper. Likely a piracy. the source is not clear. Often these stories in New England newspapers were misattributed. Most had a source in "HouseholdWords" or "All the Year Round," but this story is not in Lohrli, Oppenlander or Stone, the usual sources for articles in these journals. The story also is not in either of the three published volumes on Dickens' Journalism edited by Slater. Given the date, after Dickens' death, it is possible that the article was taken from "All the Year Round," at this time being edited by Charles Dickens, Jr. ("Charlie"). If from "Household Words" or "All the Year Round", it is likely by either John Capper or John Lang, both of whom wrote frequently for Dickens on subjects dealing with India. The story is placed in the most important position (journalistically speaking) of the newspaper, the upper right of page 1. Newspaper folded. Lacks piece from lower corner, without loss of text. Else, Very Good
Price: $55.00

8922
Dickens, Charles ("Boz").- Dickens' Short Stories, Containing Thirty-One Stories Never Before Published in This Country. Complete in One Volume. Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson and Brothers. N.D.[ca.1859]. Pages 298 pp. + extensive undated publisher's catalogue. Brown embossed publisher's cloth with spine illustrated and lettered in gilt. Pale yellow end papers. T.e.g. First American Edition. Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition of the Complete Works of Charles Dickens. Podeschi (Gimbel) D26 (for this series, not including this volume). Eckel, pp. 180–186. Peterson was an early publisher of Dickens' writings and provided the first sets of his Collected (to date) Works. This collection is the first issue in America, in book form, of these stories from "Household Words" from the previous decade.The publisher's catalogue is of great interest. Among the offerings are a series of song books by Christy and Wood for the Ethiopian Minstrels, an illustrated ad for "Life in the South, a companion to Uncle Tom's Cabin," the writings of Sam Slick (Judge Haliburton), many cook books, Dickens' Works in various formats, etc. The latest work of Dickens for which an ad appears is "Little Dorrit," originally published in 1857. The ad for Peterson's Magazine offers several changes up-coming "in 1860." Wear at and chips from ends of spine. Front hinge starting externally. Corners worn and bumped. Owner's signature on front end paper: "R. Lixow." Penciled inscription on front paste down: "Charles Lixow / from his father." Minimal foxing. Else, a Very Good copy of a very fragile item.
Price: $250.00

8963
[Dixon, Edmund Saul and Wills, W, H.]. Dickens, Charles (attrib.).- Uncle George's Christmas Story. In The Vermont Watchman and State Journal, Montpelier, VT., Wednesday, December 27, 1871. Vol. 67.-3402. No. 10. p.1. Montpelier, VT. J. & J. M.Poland. 1871. Pages 4 pp.Large Fo. Unbound Newspaper. First Edition, in this format. Lohrli, p. 118 A reprint of a story from "Household Words," wrongly attributed to Charles Dickens, in a Vermont newspaper. Likely a piracy. Often these stories in New England newspapers were misattributed. Most had a source in "HouseholdWords" or "All the Year Round." This story is noted by Lohrli to be by Dixon and Wills. The Rev. Dixon was a frequent contributor to Dickens' journals and Wills was his long-time friend and sub-Editor. The original source of the story was as"Uncle George's Story" in the Christmas, 1853, Extra Christmas Number: Another Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire, part of Volume VIII of "Household Words." Newspaper folded. Else, Very Good.
Price: $55.00

8828
Dolby, George.- Charles Dickens as I Knew Him. The Story of the Reading Tours in Great Britain and America. (1866–1870). London. Everett & Co. 1912. Illustrations from contemporary prints, photographs and drawings. Pages 482 pp. 16mo. Red publisher's cloth. Popular Edition on occasion of the 100th anniversary of Dickens' birth. With additions of an index, illustrations and portraits. With 14 portraits and other illustrations. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens from a Ben Gurney photograph of 1867. Originally published in 1885, this expanded edition was published in 1912. The text is complete. 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. Old book label from Cardiff, Wales. Cover soiled. Foxed preliminary pages and page ends.. Front hinge starting. Else, a Good copy.
Price: $70.00

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

8670
Fields, James T.- Yesterdays with Authors. Boston. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1882. Pages 419 pp.8vo Decorated mustard-brown publisher's cloth with gilt accenting.. A.e.g. Reissue of 1871 first edition with Illustrations. Illustrated with crisp steel engraving portraits of authors. Long chapter on Dickens, Including the audition of the early chapters of "Drood." Fields reports on his London visits with Dickens to opium dens, etc. with the impact on scenes from "Edwin Drood" and other novels. A lovely copy in deluxe edition. Wear at ends of spine. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $56.00

8704
Fitzgerald, Percy.- Bardell v. Pickwick. The Trial for Breach of Promise of Marriage Held at the Guildhall Sittings, on April 1, 1828, before Mr. Justice Stareleigh and a Special Jury of the City of London.edited with Notes and Commentaries by Percy Fitzgerald, M. A., F. S. A. Barrister-at-Laws; and Sometime Crown Prosecutor on the North-East Circuit (Ireland). With Illustrations. London. Elliot Stock. 1902. Pages 116 pp.8vo. Green publisher's cloth on beveled boards. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine. First Edition. Podeschi, C16. NCBEL III, 790 Dickens' late-life friend, a specialist in "The Pickwick Papers," Percy Fitzgerald examines the details of the famous breach of promise suit in "Pickwick" and provides explication of its intricacies, legal, social and literary. He provides great insight into some of the greatest scenes in Dickens' brilliant first novel. Ex Libris. Few library markings. Pocket on rear pastedown. Shaken. Spine varnished lightly toprotect library markings at tail. Catalogue entry and owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Else, Very Good
Price: $100.00

8852
Gest, John Marshall.- The Law and Lawyers of Pickwick. A Paper Read before the Law Club of Pittsburgh, on May 9, 1908. Reprinted from the University of Pennsylvania Law Review for December, 1908. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Law Review. 1908. Pages 26 pp.8vo. Grey printed paper wraps. First Edition. Not in Podeschi or VanderPoel. The author, a member of the Philadelphia Bar, reviews the client lawyer relationship as revealed in Charles Dickens' "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club." Dickens' humor and skill at caricature and satire are noted, as well as Dickens' own early experiences as a plaintiff before the law and as an observor in his capacity as a court reporter and journalist. Bardell v. Pickwick is reviewed. Pickwick's relations with his own lawyers as well as the legal oppposition are analyzed in professional terms and the events of the trial similarly. Debtor's prison is examined as well as Mrs. Weller's will, which was clearly not effective having been written before the Women's Property Act of 1882. Lawyers' fees in "Pickwick" are also examined in a contemporary light and deficiencies of modern American lawyers are also discussed in this regard. A charming exercise in a rare pamphlet extracted from the Pennsylvania Law Review. Covers soiled and edges of spine slightly worn. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

8733
Hader, E.- [Cabinet Photograph] Charles Dickens. Berlin. Sophus Williams. N.D. Pages 1 p.4 1/4" x 6 1/2" First Edition. A cabinet photograph, perhaps of a painting by Hader (labeled: E. Hader pinxit." Published, and probably taken in Germany. Dickens' signature across the title. Labeled: "Legally protected" (copyright) and labeled on the rear: 43. "Charles Dickens." A lovely image of a rather youthful Dickens; judging from the similarly posed Watkins photographs this image is likely a bit earlier, perhaps 1855–58. An unusual item. Very Good.
Price: $95.00

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

8970
8970 Dickens, Charles.- American Notes for General Circulation. New-York. Harper & Brothers. 1842. Pages 92 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear.8vo Brown paper wraps with black printing and elaborate decorative border. Double column format. Sewn First American Edition. 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. 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. Coverssoiled and starting at head and tail. Edges of wrapper show minor chipping and wear at corners. Virtually unfoxed. Water stain or browning on latter half of text. Owner's signatures on front cover: "Henry L. (?) Bates", "S.U. (?) Whitney, Boston 1843 / Mrs Ann [illegible]." A paper bookseller's label (Jordan & Co., Publishers, 121 Washington St.) is pasted to front cover. Very Good, otherwise.
Price: $300.00

9016
9016 Dickens, Charles.- A Child's History of England. Two Volumes in One. Boston. Dana Estes & Company. N.D. Illustrations by Lyendecker, L. B. Onjat (?), et al. 406, 177 pp.8vo. Green publisher's cloth with facsimile of Dickens' signature on front cover and gilt titling, lettering and elaborate ruling on spine. T.e.g. Title page printed in red and black. Illustrated Cabinet Edition. Podeschi D177. Dickens history of England, written for his children. Likely a volume from a set of his works, since the index of Volume Two calls for Holiday Romance, George Silverman's Explanation, The Seven Poor Travellers, The Holly Tree and The Wreck of the Golden Mary, none of which is present in this complete volume of A Child's History of England. Estes issued an "Illustrated Sterling Edition" of Dickens' works, based on the typesetting of Collier's "Anniversary Edition" of 1911. The artist Lyendecker became famous for contemporary magazine and book art in the early 20th century. This is likely an early production by him. Owner's dedication in pencil on front free fly leaf. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $55.00

8520
8520 Dickens, Charles.- A Christmas Carol. With 45 Lost Engravings by Gustave Doré (1861) & 130 Other Victorian Illustrations. St. Louis, MO. MCE Publishing Co. 1996. Dickens Pages 176 pp.4to. Buff publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Edition as Such. Illustrated. Introduction by Dan Malan. New.
Price: $30.00

8763
8763 Dickens, Charles.- The Cricket on the Hearth and Doctor Marigold. No. 108 in Seaside Library Pocket Edition. New York. Geo. Munro's Sons. 1900. A late edition of this issue, originally copyright in 1883. 133 pp. + 20 pp. publisher's catalogue for January, 1900.12mo. Illustrated blue paper wraps. A late edition of this issue, originally copyright in 1883 A Cheap edition of two Dickens works in a popular American series. This is in the smalller format of the Pocket Edition of the Seaside Library . Numerous ads for foods (back cover advertises Quaker Oats), nostrums, books etc. Wear and chips at head and tail of spine and edges of covers. Rear cover loosening. Pages browned and a few have small cracks. Else, a Good+ copy of a cheap and fragile item.
Price: $20.00

8984
8984 Dickens, Charles.- Gone Astray. With Illustrations by Ruth Cobb, from Old Prints, and from Photographs by T. W. Tyrell, and an Introduction by B. W. Matz. London. Chapman & Hall. 1912. Dickens. 55 pp.12mo. Pale green publisher's cloth with facsimile of Dickens' signature on cover. First Edition in book form. Copiously illustrated. Podeschi, B228. Eckel, p.192. The story of a young boy adrift in London. from Dickens' own experience as a child. Originally reported in Household Words, August 13, 1853. Cover soiled. Small perforation of spine at rear himge.
Price: $70.00

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

8706
8706 Dickens, Charles. Mrs. Gamp. A Facsimile of the Author’s Prompt Copy. New York. The New York Public Library. 1956. Dickens Pages 120 pp. Tan clothback and brown linen covered boards First Edition. One of 500 copies printed under the direction of William R. Thurman, Jr., at the New York Public Library. Book design by T. M. Cleland. Colophon. The facsimile and annotated text give great insight into one of the most famous and beloved of Dickens' public readings. The character of the comic Mrs. Gamp, originally suggested to Dickens by his friend, Baroness Burdett-Coutts, were poignantly presented in this reading. Owner's inscription on front fly leaf. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $100.00

8980
Dickens, Charles.- My Early Times. London. The Folio Society. 1988. Pages 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. 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: $34.00

8988
Dickens, Charles.- Nicholas Nickleby. A Novel. Unchanged and Unabridged. Leisure Hour Library. Special Sextuple Number. Vol. III. No. 254. Aug. 3, 1889. New York. F. M. Lupton, Publisher. 1889. Pages 96 pp.Folio. Illustrated Paper Covers. Cover engraving of Newman Noggs. Leisure Hour Library. Each Number Contains a Complete, First Class Novel or Other Work by a Celebrated Author. Podeschi D136 & D137 for Others in This Series. Preface and Dickens' "Two Ghost Stories. I.- The Trial for Murder. II.- The Singnal (sic)- Man." Printed at End. A Piracy. This Series Was Published Weekly, by Subscription. Printed in Three Column Format. Slight Browning of Page Edges. Overall, Very Good +.
Price: $100.00

8977
Dickens, Charles.- Nicholas Nickleby. By Charles Dickens. ("Boz."). Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson and Brothers. N.D. [?1856] Pages 402 pp.8vo. Half brown pebbled calf and pebbled black cloth covered boards. Sewn on 4 cords. Very Early American Edition. Lacks Illustrations.T. B. Peterson's Uniform Edition of Charles Dickens' Works. Podeschi (Gimbel), D25. VanderPoel, B125(2). Wilkins, p.44. Double column format. The first American edition of Dickens' works was published serially by Peterson beginning about 1855–6. The individual issuesd are usually dated from the form of publisher's cloth and the publisher's address. This copy is published by T. B. Peterson with his Brothers and at the address of this house at 306 Chestnut St. All of the series so far published (according to the title page)had been published prior to 1856, the series having begun in 1855, with the purchase of settings by Lea and Blanchard. The gatherings and signatures do not always conform, in this copy as was true of the Lea and Blanchard issue of "Nickleby" in 1839 (Podeschi A42).This is from the first uniform collected works of Dickens published in America. Minimal foxing. Wear at ends of spine and at corners. Gilt titling still bright. Very Good and tight copy. Owner's signature: John A. Whitridge.
Price: $165.00

8952
Dickens, Charles.- Our Mutual Friend. 2 Volumes. London. Chapman and Hall. 1865. Pages 320, 309 pp.8vo. Contemporary half black polished calf and red pebbled cloth covered boards. Five bands. Red leather labels with gilt titling and ruling. T.e.g. Other edges sprinkled red. Binder's label on front pastedowns: "Bound by Carter Bros. Brighton," with monogram "CB." First Edition Smith, I, 107–110. Bound from the Parts. Lacks Half Title and Announcement (as in most copies b.f.t.p.). Otherwise conforms exactly with Smith's collation, including all the customary errors in both volumes. Dickens great later novel, replete with an excess of plots, but very rich and powerful. This copy said to be from the library of the illustrious cardiologist Paul Dudley White, but free of association or other marks. Modest wear to head of Vol. 2, most corners and one or two edges. Except for frontispiece of Vol. 1, nearly free of foxing. A Very Good+ Copy.
Price: $400.00

8871
[Pamphlet] Speech of Charles Dickens Delivered at Gore House, Kensington. May 10,1851. Printed from the Original Autograph Manuscript. Boston. The Bibliophile Society. 1909. Pages 17 pp.8vo. Blue-gray printed paper wraps. Sewn. First Edition. Exclusively for the members of The Bibliophile Society Podes chi (Gimbel), B214. An after-dinner speech by Charles Dickens supporting the Board of Health and Sanitary Reform. This version is from the manuscript in Dickens' own hand and differs significantly from the version provided by a reporter and printed later in the National Edition of Dickens' Works (Volume 38, p.390). Dickens speaks from his customary position as an agent for reform with insight, good humor and wit, erudition in the issues at hand and with remarkable insight into the political process. He reviews the issues of central governmental control versus individual and local initiative. Though sensitive to the latter, he strongly supports central action in issues like public health and sanitation. Also printed here is a copy, from the manuscript, of Dickens' only contribution to Punch: a parable of the shipwrecked London citizens thirsting for safe water, unavailable and irreparably befouled by the Water Tax Collector. Cover edges soiled and slightly chipped. Else Very Good +.
Price: $90.00

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

8403
8403 Callow, Simon.- An Audience with Charles Dickens. London. Hodder Headline Audiobooks. 1998. 2 Cassettes. First Edition. Simon Callow performing Dickens' readings. As New.
Price: $25.00

8781
8781 [Cigarette Card].- Charles Dickens. Photograph, ? by Gurney in 1868. [London]. Ogden's Guinea Gold Cigarettes. 1899. Dickens Pages 1 p.1 3/8" x 2 1/4" Unmounted. First Edition, in this format. The photograph is titled: 'Charles Dickens. Author of "David Copperfield" and many other famous novels. Born 7 Feb., 1812. Died 9 June, 1870.' This image has also been reproduced in an engraving by Edward Stodart. Very Good.
Price: $135.00

8703
8703 Darwin, Bernard.- The Dickens Advertiser. A Collection of the Advertisements in the Original Parts of Novels by Charles Dickens. New York. The Macmillan Company. 1930. 208 pp.Tall 8vo. Light blue publisher's cloth, decorated on front cover and spine. First American Edition. Illustrated. A discussion of the advertisements which accompanied the original parts publication of Dickens' works. Many illustrations and discussion which give insights into Dickens and his era. Wear at ends of spine, which is slightly yellowed (sunned). Else, Very Good.
Price: $68.00

8976
8976 Dickens, Charles and His Illustrators.- Tears and Laughter. The Charles Dickens Parlor Album of Illustrations. [Selected.] Chronologically Arranged according to Their Original Publication, with a Table of Contents, including the Artists' Names. New York. G. W. Carleton & Co. 1879. Dickens Pages 731 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's ads.8vo. Elaborately decorated reddish brown publisher's cloth, with gilt titling and decoration. Beveled Boards. T.e.g. Yellow end papers. First Edition. Copiously Illustrated. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens at age 53. Podeschi (Gimbel), D79. A collection of illustrations from Dickens' works, from "Sketches" to "Our Mutual Friend." with the relevant text (from "Carleton's illustrated Edition" of Dickens' works in 15 volumes). Mild wear at ends of spine and at edges. Else, Very Good.
Price: $80.00

8978
8978 Dickens, Charles.- American Notes; Master Humphrey's Clock; and Life of Dickens by John Forster (abridged). London. Hazell, Watson and Viney, Ltd. N.D. [1933]. Illustrations after Hablot K. Brown ("Phiz"), some signed by E. Landells and one by Williams. 672 pp.8vo. Red cloth covered boards, with a facsimile of Dickens' signature embossed in a cartouche in the blind on the front coer and gilt titling on the spine. T.e. stained red. First Edition in this form. Podeschi (Gimbel), D207. A volume from a 16 volume set of Dickens' Works, published, according to Podeschi, in 1933. based on the Gadshill Edition, the last version edited by Dickens himself. Contains his 1868 postscript to American Notes and the text of his will, as part of an abridgement of Forster's Life. The publisher was also a well known printer. Slight wear at tail of spine and corners and slight bowing of covers. Else Very Good to Near Fine.
Price: $26.00

8734
8734 Dickens, Charles.- The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London. Bradbury & Evans. 1846. Illustrated by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. Engraved by Thompson, Dalziel, Williams and Green. 175 pp. Small 8vo. Bright red horizontally ribbed publisher's cloth, stamped in the blind with gilt illustration on front cover and gilt titling on spine. A.e.g. First Edition, Fourth State. Smith II, 62–5. Podeschi A116. Has vignette titlepage variant Todd E1, Eckel 4 in Smith's terminology. Has most of the internal flaws called for by Smith in the first edition. Lacks ads. Browning of page ends with minimal foxing. Rebacked with matching red buckram and with old spine neatly laid down.Corners worn. Illustrations bright and clean.Signed on half title: "L. Whitehead / 1898." Very Good.
Price: $225.00

8921
8921 Dickens, Charles.- The Battle of Life. A Love Story. New York. Wiley & Putnam. 1847. Unillustrated and without advertising supplement. 87 pp.12mo. Contemporary brown-black half leather and brown cloth covered boards, with marbled end papers, similar to bindings thought to originate with the publisher. Speckled page ends. First American Edition. No. LXXXVI of Wiley & Putnam's Library of Choice Reading. Edgar and Vail, pp.23–4. Not in Wilkins, Podeschi or VanderPoel, nor in the Allan D. McGuire Collection (Sumner & Stillman, No.36). A very scarce copy of the true American First Edition of this Christmas book by Dickens, missing from the major Dickens collections in America. Mild foxing and soiling of pages. Corners worn. Front cover detached. Owner's signature in pencil on half-title. Else, Very Good and readily restored professionally, given the excellent state of the end papers, the text block and the cloth covering of the boards.
Price: $425.00

9014
9014 Dickens, Charles.- The Charles Dickens Birthday Book: Compiled by His Eldest Daughter; with Five Illustrations by His Youngest Daughter. New York. Thomas Whittaker. 1882. Dickens Pages 397 pp.16mo. Green publisher's cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. A.e.g. First Edition. Illustrated. Podeschi D92. Labeled on cover "The Charles Dickens Year-Book." A day book, with quotations from Dickens' works on the left page and the calendar on the opposite right page, with blank space for recording birthdays or memoranda. The five illustrations include a frontispiece and one illustration for each season of the year. A small number of recorded birthdays. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

9175
Williams, Mary.- The Dickens Concordance. Being a Compendium of Names and Characters and Principal Places Mentioned in All the Works of Charles Dickens. Containing First a List of the Works, Secondly a Summary of the Chapters in Each Book or Pamphlet, and Thirdly a Complete Alphabetical Index of Names, with the Title of Book and Number of Chapter Quoted. London. Francis Griffiths. 1907. 162 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's ads.8vo. Green publisher's cloth. Gilt titling on spine. First Edition. NCBEL III, 780. An early attempt at a complete concordance to Dickens' works. Still useful despite newer work of Hardwick, and others. Mild wear at ends and edges of spine. Slight browning of preliminaries. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

9108
Trumble, Alfred.- In Jail with Charles Dickens. London. Suckling & Galloway. 1896. 190 pp.12mo. Light green decorated publisher's cloth. T.e.g. Pages untrimmed at foredge and tail. First Edition. Folding frontispiece. Podeschi H455. NCBEL III, 849 A treatise on prisons in England and America in Dickens' times with illustrative references to Dickens' works. Minimal wear to ends of spine. and corners. Else, Very Good+.
Price: $125.00

9188
Thomson, David Croal.- Life and Labors of Hablôt Knight Browne, "Phiz." With One Hundred and Thirty Illustrations. New York. Scribner and Welford. 1885. 246 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's ads. Fo. Decorated yellow brown cloth covered boards with sketch of Pickwick by "Phiz" on front cover. First American Edition. Fifty one full-page plates and many small illustrations printed in the text.Copy No. 70 of 250 copies printed for America. Initialed on copyright page by the author. A marvellous series of illustrations by "Phiz" with an added story of his life and his development as a n artist. Originally published in England in 1884. It reprints his first and last illustration and the best of what is in-between. Many facsimiles of letters, some of which are illustrated by Browne. Ex libris with few markings. Bookplate of Library Company of Philadelphia cancelled as duplicate. Spine lacking and taped. Hinges cracking internally. Front free end paper detached. Mild soiling. The text block and illustrations are Very Good.
Price: $325.00

9028
Taverner, Henry Thomas] (pseudonym: The Author of the "Life of Thackeray").- Charles Dickens. The Story of His Life. With Illustrations and Facsimiles. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1870. 110 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's ads. 8vo. Printed paper wraps. Double-column format. First American Edition. Illustrated. Podeschi H443. Collins, NCBEL III 828. The first American edition of a biography of Dickens rushed into print in England by John Camden Hotten just after Dickens' unexpected demise. Authorship is often wrongly attributed to Hotten alone, while Podeschi and Collins both give first billing to Taverner. The Preliminary Note is dated June 29th, 1870, while the American publisher's ads are dated September, 1870. A cover ad indicates the forthcoming September (1870) issue of Harper's Magazine. In the Preliminary Note, the author speaks conditionally about a possible second edition, "should one be called for." It was issued in 1871. George Sala's long obituary biography in the Daily Telegraph of London on 10 June 1870, one day after Dickens' death, was promptly expanded by Sala and published also in 1870 on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, rivalling this work by Taverner. Lacks front cover. Chips from ends of spine (entire printed title remains). Else, a very clean tight copy of a fragile item and (except for lack of printed front cover) Very Good.
Price: $50.00

9135
Staples, Leslie C. and Slater, Michael (Editors).- The Dickensian. A Magazine for Dickens Lovers. Vol. LXIV, Nos. 354–6. London. The Dickens Fellowship. 1968. 196 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and facsimile of Dickens' signature on front cover. Original green paper Number covers bound in. First Edition Complete Volume for 1968. Contains, among many others, four articles on "Bleak House" including a long discussion of Dickens' use of Harold Skimpole to satirize Leigh Hunt. Slight abrasion of edges of spine and boards. Slight fading of spine, as usual. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $75.00

9146
Slater, Michael (Editor).- The Dickensian. Vol. LXXIII, Parts 1–3, Nos. 381–3. London. The Dickens Fellowship. 1977. 200 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and facsimile of Dickens' signature on front cover. Original green paper Number covers bound in. First Edition Complete Volume for 1977. Contains, among many others, articles on the Dolly Varden fashion craze, Dickens' views of the paralyzed, Dickens and Shakespeare (the Irish Moor, O'Thello), Collins on Dickens' speeches, Dickens and Carlyle. Near Fine.
Price: $80.00

9147
Slater, Michael (Editor).- The Dickensian. Vol. LXXII, Parts 1–3, Nos. 378–80. London. The Dickens Fellowship. 1976. 192 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and facsimile of Dickens' signature on front cover. Original green paper Number covers bound in. First Edition. Complete Volume for 1976. Contains, among many others, articles on Dickens' early childhood, the urban setting of Sketches by Boz, Dickens and the historical novel, Dickens account of the Shakers, pointless murders, Cruikshank's Nancy, the relationship of Dickens' text to the illustrations. Near Fine.
Price: $80.00

9145
Slater, Michael (Editor).- The Dickensian. Vol. LXXI, Parts 1–3, Nos. 375–7. London. The Dickens Fellowship. 1975. 192 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and facsimile of Dickens' signature on front cover. Original green paper Number covers bound in. First Edition Complete Volume for 1975. Contains, among many others, articles on Collins sketch for Edwin Drood, memory in David Copperfield, Forster's "Goldsmith," Dickens' interview with Queen Victoria, Postcard (and Cigarette Card) Dickensiana, Bumble and the Poor Law Satire. Near Fine.
Price: $85.00

9142
Slater, Michael (Editor).- The Dickensian. Vol. LXVIII, Parts 1–3, Nos. 366–8. London. The Dickens Fellowship. 1972. 213 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and facsimile of Dickens' signature on front cover. Original green paper Number covers bound in. First Edition Complete Volume for 1972. Contains, among many others, articles on Dickens and colonialism, Dickens' musicality, Dickens and the Coutts family, Dickens' sons in Australia. Slight abrasion of edges of spine. Slight fading of spine, as usual. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $75.00

9141
Slater, Michael (Editor).- The Dickensian. Vol. LXVII, Parts 1–3, Nos. 363–5. London. The Dickens Fellowship. 1971. 195 pp.8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and facsimile of Dickens' signature on front cover. Original green paper Number covers bound in. First Edition Complete Volume for 1971. Contains, among many others, articles on JohnForster and Dickens at the Mannings' execution, illustration of Pictures from Italy, Mrs. Gamp's poetic diction, David Parker on Dickens' archness. Slight abrasion of edges of spine. Slight fading of spine, as usual. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $75.00

9144
Slater, Michael (Editor).- The Dickensian. Vol. LXX, Parts 1–3, Nos. 372–4. London. The Dickens Fellowship. 1974. 220 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and facsimile of Dickens' signature on front cover. Original green paper Number covers bound in. First Edition Complete Volume for 1974. Contains, among many others, articles on Dickens' popularity (by Philip Collins), contributors to Christmas Numbers of HW and ATYR, a Collins illustration of Edwin Drood, the Mudfog Papers, illustrations of sheet music inspired by Dickens. Number 374 is A Commemoration of John Forster, edited by Anthony Burton. It contains several articles on Forster: Forster as Podsnap, Forster as a critic of fiction and Forster on the Stage, etc. The cover (bound in) is special for this issue. Near Fine.
Price: $120.00

9130
Pope, Norris.- Dickens and Charity. London. The Macmillan Press. 1978. 303 pp. 8vo. Tan publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Illustrated. Dickens, in his novels, often characterizes evangelical philanthropists as meddling self-congratulatory hypocrites. A different view results from Pope's more extensive study, from Dickens' entire corpus, including letters, speeches and journalism. Pope finds that evangelical philanthropists were, on the whole, sincere and sensible, aware of the real world and concerned with environmental causes of poverty and crime. As New.
Price: $25.00

9343
Salesman's Sample Book Prospectus.- The Autograph Dickens. The Complete Works of Charles Dickens in Thirty Volumes. Edited by Richard Garnett, Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum. London. Chapman & Hall Ltd. 1900. 8vo. Embossed paper covers with embossed titling. Untrimmed pages. Tissue guards. Stapled. First Edition. Illustrated. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens. A prospectus for the "Autograph Edition" of Dickens' Works. This 30 volume edition was edited by Richard Garnett and was a sumptuous production: 103 illustrations more than in the "De Luxe Edition," almost 700 full-page engravings, photogravures or engravings, all on Japanese paper and struck from the original plates, 213 further illustrations, portraits of Dickens, autograph signatures, and 13 manuscript page facsimiles, in two binding types. The prospectus has a description of the purposes of the edition, sample illustrations, portraits of Dickens and of Garnett, samples of text, autographs and manuscript. Garnett wrote a general introduction as well as introductions to each book. The rear cover of the prospectus contains an ad for the Wanamaker Dickens Club, offering to sell sets of the "Autograph Edition" to non-members of the Club, through John Wanamaker of New York and Philadelphia. Mild soiling of edges of cover. Mild staining at staples. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $175.00

9134
[Sawyer, Charles J. and Harvey Darton, F. J.].- Dickens v. Barabbas, Forster Intervening. A Study Based upon Some Hitherto Unpublished Letters. With Facsimiles. London. Charles J. Sawyer. 1930. 80 pp. + 6 pp. appendix on Mr. Dickens and Mr. Bentley. Small 4to. Green cloth spine and grween paper covered boards with gilt titling. First Edition, Limited to 10 copies on vellum, 90 copies on hand-made paper and 100 numbered copies on Abbey Mill Antique Paper, of which this is Copy No. 66. Patten, CD & His Publ. A telling of the behind-the-scenes breakdown in relationship between Charles Dickens and his publishers, especially Bentley. The roles of his friends Harrison Ainsworth and John Forster as intermediaries between Dickens and his publishers is detailed. The source of the information is chiefly some unpublished letters. The definitive work on the issues raised by Sawyer and Harvey Darton is Robert Patton's "Charles Dickens & His Publishers." Owner's signature in pencil on front free fly leaf. Minor foxing on deckled page edges. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $110.00

9140
Schlicke, Paul.- Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens. Oxford. Oxford University Press. 1999. 654 pp. 8vo. Blackpublisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Many illustrations A very useful compendium on Dickens, his work, friends, characters, topography, etc. Wonderful for scholarly pursuits as well as the general reader. As New.
Price: $40.00

9143
Slater, Michael (Editor).- The Dickensian. Vol. LXIX, Parts 1–3, Nos. 369–71. London. The Dickens Fellowship. 1973. 204 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and facsimile of Dickens' signature on front cover. Original green paper Number covers bound in. First Edition Complete Volume for 1973. Contains, among many others, articles on Dickens and his compositors, feminism in Dickens and spontaneous combustion (all 3 about Bleak House), and the Dickens-Fildes correspondence on Edwin Drood, Dickens and Bulwer-Lytton, Dickens and Carlyle, contributors to Christmas Numbers of HW and ATYR, Harry Stone on Dickens and the uses of literature. Bound in is an invitation to an evening with Dickens and Bulwer at Knebworth for 1973, with a revival of "Animal Magnetism," last performed at Knebworth (ancestral home of Edward Bulwer-Lytton) in 1850 with Dickens as the lead actor. Slight abrasion of edges of spine. Slight fading of spine, as usual. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $90.00

9136
Slater, Michael (Editor).- The Dickensian. Vol. LXV, Parts 1–3, Nos. 357–9. London. The Dickens Fellowship. 1969. 216 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and facsimile of Dickens' signature on front cover. Original green paper Number covers bound in. First Edition Complete Volume for 1969. Contains, among many others, articles on Ikey Solomon (the original of Fagin), Dickens and his illustrators, Dickens and O'Connell (the Irish Patriot), The titles for Bleak House, Thomas Talfourd and David Copperfield. Slight abrasion of edges of spine. Slight fading of spine, as usual. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $75.00

9138
Slater, Michael (Editor).- The Dickensian. Vol. LXVI, Parts 1–3, Nos. 360–2. Including the Supplement to No. 362, The Dickens Memorial Lectures. 1970. Kathleen Tillotson, Sylvère Monod and Angus Wilson. London. The Dickens Fellowship. 1970. 270 pp. + 61 pp. Supplement. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and facsimile of Dickens' signature on front cover. Original green paper Number covers bound in. First Edition Complete Volume for 1970. Contains, among many others, articles on cuts from the page proofs of Bleak House, Philip Collins on Harry Stone's "Uncollected Papers from Household Words," a series of essays on "Dickens and Fame, 1870–1970, by Fielding, Monod, Slater, Collins, Ford and others, as a symposium in No. 361 (May, 1970) called the Centenary Number (in a special cover, bound in). Tucked in is an illustration of a Scrooge-like character from an American advertisement. Near Fine.
Price: $150.00

9045
Pierce, Gilbert A. With Additions by William A. Wheeler. - The Dickens Dictionary. A Key to the Characters and Principal Incidents in the Tales of Charles Dickens. London. Chapman and Hall. 1878. 607 pp. 8vo. Blue pebbled publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. First English Edition. Engravings supervised by A. V. S. Anthony (from information provided in other editions). Illustrated. Podeschi H370. A very nice copy of a standard reference work on Dickens first appearing in America in 1872 and still useful. The introduction to this First English Edition is by Charles Dickens, Jr., who made several emendations from the American Edition. The passages removed, a bowdlerization, were from published criticism of Dickens' works and references to the putative originals of some of his characters. Wheeler was Assistant Superintendant at the Boston Public Library and a strong Dickens scholar. We have, coincidentally, a letter from Wheeler to Henry Morford, inquiring whether he, indeed, was the author of "John Jasper's Secret." the parody of Dickens' "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," [he was] and soliciting his help in editing this Dictionary. Professionally recased in original binding with new end papers. Slight wear at corners and ends of spine. Slight bowing of covers. Half-title browned. Pages mostly uncut. Otherwise, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

9377
Mack. E.- Dolly Varden Quadrille. Grand March. Philadelphia. Lee & Walker. 1872. 6 pp. Fo. Illustrated paper wraps with colorful impression of Dolly Varden and of other women similarly dressed and coiffed. First Edition. Cover lithograph by T. Sinclair & Son of Philadelphia. Plate 13181-4. Not in Lightwood ("C.D. and Music"), Podeschi or Miller ("The Dickens Student & Collector"). Music to celebrate the famous and popular style-setting coquette of Dickens' "Barnaby Rudge." Slight browning and minor chipping of page edges.
Price: $175.00

9196
[MacKarness, Mrs. Matilda Anne Planché]. By the Author of "A Trap to Catch a Sunbeam," etc.- Old Jolliffe: Not a Goblin Story. By the Spirit of a Little Bell, Awakened by "The Chimes." [Bound with] The Sequel to Old Jolliffe: Written in the Same Spirit, by the Same Spirit. [Bound with] A Merry Christmas. New York. James Miller (on title pages). 1868. 66, 81, 42 pp. Publisher's purple-blue cloth embossed in the blind and with gilt titling and decorations on spine. At foot of spine is listed "Allen Bros." as publisher. Second American Edition. Frontispiece and 1 inserted plate done by I. G. Pesoa of New York. In the series of "Sunbeam Stories" Concise DNB, p. 816. Podeschi H304–5 (Original English editions of 1844 and 1850). Stories by Mrs MacKarness (1826–1881), patterned, in substantial part, after Dickens' Christmas Books. Mrs. MacKarness, the story-teller, was the daughter of an author-playright and wife of a prominent minister. Original American copyright 1849, published in 1850. Separate title page for each story. A very uncommon item. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Fading and soiling of covers. Rear hinge starting internally. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

9116
Matz, B. W. (Editor).- Character Sketches from Dickens. London. Raphael Tuck and Sons, Ltd. 1924. 146 pp. 4to. Brown publisher's cloth with gilt titling. T.e.g. First Edition. Illustrated by Harold Copping. Frontispiece portait of Dickens, engraved by Armytage, from a portrait taken in America (by Guerney, 1867). A second portrait of a younger Dickens and 2 facsimiles. 30 color plates with captioned tissue guards, by Copping. Podeschi D198. A delightful view of character sketches from Dickens, Illustrated with colored plates by Harold Copping. Commentary by B. W. Matz, editor of "The Dickensian," and Dickens' daughter, Kate Perugini. Slight wear at ends of spine and at corners. Plates, complete with tissue guards, loose (All present). Else, Good+ to Very Good.
Price: $100.00

9114
Miller, W., and Strange, E. H.- A Centenary Bibliography of the Pickwick Papers. London. The Argonaut Press. 1936. 223 pp. 8vo. Green pebbled publisher's cloth with gilt titling and illustration of Mr. Pickwick on front cover. T.e.g. First Edition. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens. After Cruikshank, 1836. A very useful bibliography of "Pickwick" with a collation of a "Perfect Pickwick" and a comparison of Seymour's originasl plates and those redone by "Phiz." Reprints of the many original contemporary reviews are included, as well as Mrs. Seymour's account of the origin of "Pickwick" with Dickens' responses. and the debate between Seymour's son and Bohn. Count de Suzannet, the great Dickens collector, provided access to his material, including his superb copy of the First Edition in parts. Owner's signature in pencil on front free fly leaf. Else, Fine.
Price: $60.00

9255
Newsom, Robert.- Dickens on the Romantic Side of Familiar Things: "Bleak House" and the Novel Tradition. New York. Columbia University Press. 1977. 173 pp. 8vo. Black publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. A very literate, romantic deconstruction of "BleakHouse." As New.
Price: $45.00

9340
Nisbet, Ada and Nevius, Blake (Editors).- Dickens Centennial Essays. Berkeley, CA. University of California Press. 1971. 230 pp. 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth.Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Illustrated. Nine essays written to celebrate the centennial of Dickens' death. The stellar lisat of contributors includes K. J. Fielding, George H. Ford, J. Hillis Miller, Sylvère Monod, Michael Slater and Harry Stone. The long essay by J. Hillis Miller on "The Fiction of Realism" "is a contribution of seminal importance not only to the study of the verbal imagination of Dickens and the graphic imagination of George Cruikshank, but to the infinitely complex question of the paragenesis of reality and artistic illusion in both fictive and graphic art." Pencil notations and underlining. D.J. shows tears at edges, small chips and is edge- worn. Else, Very Good.
Price: $27.00

9212
Payne, Edward F.- Dickens' Days in Boston. A Record of Daily Events. Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1927. 274 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth, embossed and with gilt illustration of State House in Boston on front cover and gilt illustration and titling on spine. Green end papers.T.e. stained red. First Edition. Illustrated. The virtually day by day account of Dickens' two visits to Boston by a close admirer and President of the Boston Branch of the Dickens Fellowship. Bookselller's tag on front free end paper. Minimal wear at ends of spine and at corners. Owner's signature and stamp on front free end paper. Else, a Very Good +, tight copy.
Price: $56.00

9370
Perkins, F[rederick] B.- Charles Dickens: A Sketch of His Life and Works. New York. G. P. Putnam & Sons. 1870. 264 pp. + 2pp. ads for Putnam's and 6 pp. ads for Hurd & Houghton. 12mo. Red publisher's cloth with facsimile of Dickens' signature in gilt on front cover and gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. First Edition. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens. Title page with wood engraving of Dickens' residence at Gad's Hill (sic!). Podeschi, H367. NCBEL III, 828. Kitton,28. Publisher's ads for Hurd & Houghton at rear promises the issuance of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," upon completion, to sets of Dickens' Works, verifying the mid-1870 date of issue. A short biography od Dickens completed shortly after his death, probably preceded only by Sala's work. Especially valuable are the sections on "Private Life, Traits and Anecdotes" and the long quotation from the French critic, Taine, giving a continental view of Dickens. Minimal wear at ends of spine. Else a Near Fine copy. Owner's signature in ink on front free fly leaf in elegant hand: "Geo. C. Nightingale Jr. / Sept–1870."
Price: $90.00

9100
Ford, George H., and Lane, Lauriat, Jr. (Editors).- The Dickens Critics. Ithaca, NY. Cornell University Press. 1961. 417 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth. Price-clipped D.J. First Edition. An extensive compendium of reprinted literate Dickens criticism, ranging from Edgar Allan Poe on "The Old Curiosity Shop," Henry James on Dickens' limitations, Trollope, Shaw, Gissing, Chesterton, T. S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley, Orwell, Graham Greene, Trilling, Pritchett, J. Hillis Miller and many others. Has a wonderful selected bibliography and provides an extraotrdinarily sensitive literary assessment of Dickens in his strengths and limitations. Very useful. Minor wear at edges of D.J. Minor foxing at top edges of text block. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $55.00

9132
Gissing, George.- Charles Dickens. A Critical Study. With Topographical Illustrations by F. G. Kitton. London. The Gresham Publishing Company. 1903. 307 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling and devices on spine and front cover. T.e.g. Second Edition (Corrected and with Additions). Thirteen plates with tissue guards.The Imperial Edition. Podeschi H206 (for first edition). An important critical review of Dickens' literary biography by the noted critic, George Gissing. A book that has stood the test of 100 years' time. A corrected and revised edition of the book first published in the `Victorian Era Series' in1898. With a new Preface. Issued as a part of the Imperial Edition of The Works of Charles Dickens. The definitive edition of Gissing's study. Spine faded. Covers slightly soiled .Front hinge starting internally. Minimal foxing of preliminaries.Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

9027
Hibbert, Christopher.- The Making of Charles Dickens. London. Longmans. 1967. 321 pp. 8vo. Black publisher's cloth. Gilt titling on spine. First Edition. Illustrated. A biography of Dickens in his youth. An analysis of his most formative years, with the scars that he carried throughout his life and were a prominent part of his novels. Minimal foxing. Rear cover bumped. Slight fading of cover edge. Else, Very Good.
Price: $38.00

9179
Hutchings, Richard J.- Dickens on an Island. A Biographical Study of Charles Dickens in the Isle of Wight. With extracts from "David Copperfield." Bath, England. John Brodie, Ltd. 1970. 83 pp. 8vo. White cloth covered boards with illustration and portrait on fron cover and black lettering on spine. First Edition. Illustrated. Dickens wrote part of "David Copperfield" while vacationing at Bonchurch on the Isle of Wight. This book examines the scenes from Copperfield and the character of Mr. Dick in the light of the topology and inhabitants of the Island. The hypothesis evolves that the prototype, and at least the name, came from the Dick family of Bonchurch and, perhaps also, the prototype of Miss Haversham was a Miss Dick from Bonchurch. Bookplate of the Dickens House. Ex libris, with a few withdrawal stamps on front pastedown and copyright page. Soiling of cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $24.00

9257
Jefferson, Joseph.- The Autobiography of Joseph Jefferson. New York. The Century Company. 1897. 509 pp. Large 8vo. Reddish brown cloth covers decoratively embossed. Gilt titling. T.e.g. First Edition, second printing. Profusely illustrated. The adventures and misadventures of the famous 19th century actor, Joseph Jefferson, told by himself. He had a very wide range and enjoyed great popularity. Among his most famous roles were Caleb Plummer in Dickens' "Cricket on the Hearth" and Newman Noggs in"Nicholas Nickleby.' The book has illustrations of Jefferson in both these roles as well as many others of him and other actors, some in Dickensian roles. Among these are illustrations of Macready, Tyrone Power, Laura Keene, Artemus Ward, Charles Fechter, John Gilbert, Charlotte Cushman. Ex libris with book plate on front pastedown, library stamp on title page, pocket and markings on rear pastedown and small label on lower spine. Owner's signature on front free fly leaf. Small tear (repaired) at corner of title page. Front hinge separated internally. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

9033
Johnson, Edgar & Eleanor (Editors).- The Dickens Theatrical Reader. Boston. Little, Brown and Company. 1964. 370 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Illustrated. An important work on Dickens' relationships to the theatre as revealed in his creative writings and in his letters. Few chips at edge and corner of D.J. Else, Very Good+.
Price: $32.00

9249
Kaplan, Fred.- Dickens. A Biography. New York. William Morrow & Company. 1988. 607 pp. 8vo. Tan paper covered board with publisher's blue linen spine. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Illustrated. An outstanding biography of The Inimitable. The best of the modern biographies and a complement to Forster and to Johnson. Signed by the author on the half-title. Few ink markings on front pastedown. Owner's bookplate on front free fly leaf. Else, Fine.
Price: $60.00

9259
Kaplan, Fred (Editor).- Charles Dickens' Book of Memoranda. A Photographic and Typographic Facsimile of the Notebook Begun in January 1855. New York. The New York Public Library. 1981. 107 pp. 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with decorated D.J. First Edition. Transcribed and annotated by Fred Kaplan from the original manuscript in the Berg Collection of English and American Literature. One of 1000 copies. As New.
Price: $100.00

9099
Kent, Charles.- Charles Dickens as a Reader. New York. Haskell House Publishers Ltd. 1973. 271 pp. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth. Reprint Edition by photo facsimile. Podeschi H276. First published in 1872 by Chapman & Hall. A detailed look at Dickens' readings in England and America: his style, his delivery, his subject matter and selections and the audience reaction to him and his work. The nearest to a contemporary view of these performances by an uninvolved witness. Spine faded. Else, As New.
Price: $85.00

5714
Kent, William.- London for Dickens Lovers. London. Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1935. 177 pp. 16mo. Tan publisher's cloth with red lettering. D.J. First Edition. London topography relevant to Charles Dickens, his life and, therefore, his works. Minor soiling of spine of D.J. Owner's dating in pencil on rear free fly leaf. Else, Very Good in Very Good D.J.
Price: $43.00


Show Store Policies










Homepage  |  About Us  |  Services  |  Contact Information  |  Our Bookshop  |  Our Bibliography  |  Links  |  Come Visit Us  |  Calendar of Events  |  Customer Wants  |  Discussion Groups



Sign In

 Sign In