Wednesday, Mar 01, 2023

Charles Dickens was the great Victorian entertainer!     His books usually first came out in serial form, holding his readers in suspense, issue after issue. They were then collected and published as bound copies, filling the shelves of libraries on both sides of the Atlantic.

 The first editions of his novels have become rare collectors’ items, and in many cases of great bibliographic interest. They are notable for their illustrations by Dickens’ great friend and illustrator Hablot Knight Browne, under the pseudonym “Phiz”, chosen to match Dickens’ “Boz”.

 We have for sale a fine collection of seven first editions in attractive contemporary bindings., from Nicholas Nickleby first published in 1838, to the uncompleted Mystery of Edwin Drood of 1870.  Included is a handsome set of the greatly sort after early printing of the first impression, of the first edition, of Great Expectations. The other volumes Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, Little Dorrit and Bleak House.


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