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Charles Dickens, Works / Novels, 13 Volumes Including First & Early Editions, Fine Binding c.1872 (1 of 11)
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Charles Dickens, Works / Novels, 13 Volumes Including First & Early Editions, Fine Binding c.1872 (9 of 11)
Charles Dickens, Works / Novels, 13 Volumes Including First & Early Editions, Fine Binding c.1872 (10 of 11)
Charles Dickens, Works / Novels, 13 Volumes Including First & Early Editions, Fine Binding c.1872 (11 of 11)
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Charles Dickens, Works / Novels, 13 Volumes Including First & Early Editions, Fine Binding c.1872

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A very interesting set in lovely full calf bindings. Each volume would be desirable on its own but it seems a shame to split them. All the novels are present except Great Expectations, Hard Times and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Our Mutual Friend is dated 1865 and is a first edition in book form, first issue, bound as two volumes in one. The other volumes are all reprints of first editions, with the full first edition illustrations and pagination, with the exception of Sketches by Boz, described as New Edition, Complete, and dated 1872 (including the 40 Cruikshank illustrations). Some of the engraved title pages have been altered to show Chapman and Hall as publishers (Chapman and Hall were Dickens' publishers from 1840 to 1844 and then from 1859 until his death in 1870, Bradbury & Evans were his publishers in the intervening years). There are first edition, first issue points in Little Dorrit and Bleak House, which have errata at the end of the list of illustrations. Some of the novels show the printer as Bradbury and Evans, others as Bradbury Agnew & Co (dating from the mid 1860's). Christmas Books is printed by Virtue & Co, A Tale of Two Cities by C Whiting, Our Mutual Friend by William Clowes and Sketches by Boz has no printer stated. All volumes are undated except Sketches by Boz (1872), Barnaby Rudge and The Old Curiosity Shop (both 1871) and A Tale of Two Cities (1872). Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities are bound in a single volume. The set is bound in full green calf with gilt tooling to spine and board edges, gauffered board edges, marbled endpapers and edges, almost certainly contemporary. Condition is excellent, all joints and hinges sound, wear minimal, bindings solid and no marks or inscriptions. Occasionally there is some foxing, never serious. A few small paint spots to the front board of The Pickwick Papers and the spines are all lightly and evenly sunned. Each volume is complete with all half titles, original engraved title pages and frontispieces etc.

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Chester's Farm Antiques has clarified that the Charles Dickens, Works / Novels, 13 Volumes Including First & Early Editions, Fine Binding c.1872 (LA361087) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c1872

condition

Condition is excellent, all joints and hinges sound, wear minimal, bindings solid and no marks or inscriptions. Occasionally there is some foxing, never serious. A few small paint spots to the front board of The Pickwick Papers and the spines are all lightly and evenly sunned.

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