|OLIVER TWIST (1850) & CHRISTMAS BOOKS (1852) Chapman & Hall.
The former being the first cheap edition with a new introduction by the author & frontis by Cruikshank. The latter the first collected edition with a specially written introduction by Dickens & a frontis by Leech. The two are bound together in 3/4 leather with a raised decorated spine with author & titles lettered in gilt. £210.00
THE ADVENTURES OF OLIVER TWIST. 1895. Chapman & Hall. Edition limited to 500 copies for England & America. Illustrated with 26 coloured plates after George Cruikshank. Quarter leather, pictorial vellum coloured boards
a little rubbed & dust soiled. Large 8vo. Name on front end paper. £350.00
OLIVER TWIST. 1950. Novel Library. Hamish Hamilton. Dw. 8pp introduction by G Greene. Excellent copy. £16.00
BLEAK HOUSE. (1868) Chapman & Hall. The " Charles Dickens" edition.
3/4 leather, raised decorated spine with gilt lettered leather label, marbled covered boards, endpapers & marbled staining to all edges.
Excellent copy with all 8 plates and text practically fox-free. £20.00
A PICKWICK PORTRAIT GALLERY . 1936. Chapman & Hall.
From the pens of Diver's Admirers of the Illustrious Members of the Pickwick Club, Their Friends & Enemies. Illustrated by Seymour, Phiz, Buss-supressed plate. Contributions from J Betjeman, A Noyes, G W Stonier, Alec Waugh, B Kean Seymour, Arthur Waugh, H Kingsmill, etc. £10.00
THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOSTS'S BARGAIN. 1848. Madburg & Evans. Engravings by Tenneiel, Leech, C Stanfield & F Stone.
Original red cloth gilt. Edges of spine tender otherwise very good. £150.00
THE LETTERS OF CHARLES DICKENS. 1882. Chapman & Hall. Two volumes, 1883-1870, edited by his sister-in-law and eldest daughter.
Very good in original decorated cloth lettered in gilt on spine & uppercase.
The revised & corrected edition. £65.00
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP. 1848. Chapman & Hall. Frontis & title lightly foxed otherwise a very good copy bound in 3/4 leather with decorated raised spine lettered in gilt. 2½ pp specially written preface by Dickens. £180.00
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP. 1987. Folio Society. Introduced by Christopher Hibbert. Illustrated by Charles Keeping. Green decorated boards, gilt in green slip case. £16.00
BARNABY RUDGE. 1849. Chapman & Hall. 1st cheap series with preface by author dated 1849. Half calf raised spine. Gilt lettering. Frontis. £60.00
BARNABY RUDGE. 1987. Folio Society.
Introduced by Christopher Hibbert. Illustrated by Charles Keeping.
Orange decorated boards with green cloth spine, gilt, in green slip case. 610pp. £16.00
A CHRISTMAS CAROL. 1983. Book Club Associates.
Original paper covered boards. Illustrated in black/white. £6.00
A CHRISTMAS CAROL. nd. Odhams Press. Gilt decorated cloth a little dull.
Illustrated by Gilbert Wilkinson. Foreword by Sir J Martin-Harvey. £6.00
REPRINTED PIECES etc. The LAMLIGHTER to be read at dusk &
SUNDAY UNDER THREE HEADS. (1910) Everyman's Library. Etc.
Introduced by G K Chesterton. Name on front end paper. £6.00
PICTURES FROM ITALY. 1973. A Deutsch. Dw. Introduced by David Paroissien. £6.50
GREAT EXPECTATIONS. 1981. Folio Society. Introduced by Christopher Hibbert. Illustrated by Charles Keeping. Violet decorated boards with green cloth spine, gilt in green slip case. 419pp. £16.00
LITTLE DORRIT. 1986. Folio Society. Introduced by Christopher Hibbert.
Illustrated by Charles Keeping. Pale green decorated boards with dark green cloth spine, gilt, in green slip case. 833pp. £16.00
HARD TIMES. nd. Reader's Library. Dw internally repaired. 2pp note by editor. £16.00
MY EARLY TIMES. 1988. Folio Society. Compiled, Edited & signed by Peter Rowland. Coloured end papers & port/frontis. Slip case. £12.00
A PICKWICK PORTRAIT GALLERY. 1936. Chapman & Hall.
From the pens of Diver's Admirers of the Illustrious Members of the Pickwick Club, Their Friends & Enemies. Illustrated by Seymour , Phiz, Buss-supressed plate. Contributions from J Betjeman, A Noyes, G W Stonier, Alec Waugh,
B Kean Seymour, Arthur Waugh, H Kingsmill, etc. £10.00
MR PICKWICK'S SECOND TIME ON EARTH by Charles G HARPER. With drawings, some in colour, by Paul Hardy. 1927, Cecil Palmer.
with drawings, some in colour, by Paul Hardy. Orange boards with grey linen spine and tipped-on paper title labels. Covers shelf soiled. Blank label tipped onto front paste down. Some edge foxing not penetrating margins otherwise a bright enough copy. £12.00
THE DICKENS SOUVENIR OF 1912. (1912) Chapman & Hall.
Introduced by Seymour Hicks. Edited by D C Calthrop & M Pemberton with
contributions from L Cope Cornford, P Fitzgerald, Bret Harte & Dickens himself. teg. Original cloth. Illustrated. Name on front end paper.
Covers very slightly marked otherwise very good. £12.00
CHARLES DICKENS.1812-1870. A CENTENARY MOMENTO published by Bowater Paper Sales. (1970) Original wraps. 6 full plates illus by Phiz; Cattermole & Gibson with water-colour mounted drawings by J Clayton-Clarke, alias Kyd. £30.00
NONESUCH DICKENSIANA. 1937. Nonesuch Press.
Comprises Charles Dickens and his Illustrators by Arthur Waugh:
a bibliographical list of original illustrations compiled by Thomas Hatton;
a retrospectus of Dickens editions, & a prospectus for the Nonesuch Dickens.
4 items bound in blue cloth, gilt. 128pp. £8.00
CHARLES DICKENS by Thomas ARCHER. (1902) Cassell.
A GOSSIP ABOUT HIS LIFE, WORKS & CHARACTERS.
18 full-page character sketches by Frederick BARNARD & other well-known artists with some 74 other illustrations. Folio. Half leather. Gilt tooled spine split at top. Marbled end papers. Vg copy free from foxing. Name on front end paper. £200.00
SHAKESPEARE AND DICKENS by Cumberland CLARK. 1918. Privately printed at the Chiswick Press. A Lecture. Original cloth gilt. £20.00
GREEN LEAVES by John STONEHOUSE. 1930.
Piccadilly Fountain Press.
New Chapters in the Life of Charles Dickens. Parts 1, 2, 4, 5.
Inscribed Presentation Copies from the Author. Scarce Dickens ephemera.
Only 25 copies of each printed to secure the copyright - none for sale. £80.00
DICKENS by O SITWELL. 1932. Chatto & Windus.
Edition limited to 110 numbered copies, specially bound & signed by the author.
Decorative vignette on the title page by Edward Bawden. £60.00
CHARLES DICKENS.1812-1870 by Una POPE-HENNESSY. 1945.
Chatto & Windus. Dw. £6.00
THE HUMOUR OF DICKENS by R L CRUIKSHANK. 1952. New Chronicle Publications. Original stiff wraps with dw. Illustrated by modern artists:-Searle, Lancaster , Low, Giles, Vicky, Ardizzone, Joss, Illingworth & Cummings. £8.00
DICKENS & POPULAR TRADITION. 1961. Presentation copy, inscribed by the Author, Arnold KETTLE , of a reprint from Zetschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik. Original wraps. £6.00
DICKENS' LONDON edited by Rosalind VALLANCE. 1966. Folio Society.
Engraved illustrations by George Cruikshank. Pale boards, gilt, illustrated with engraving of The Beadle. Slip Case. 239pp. £5.00
THE MAKING OF CHARLES DICKENS by Christopher HIBBERT. 1967.
Longmans, Green & Co. Dw. Index, biblio of source material. Illustrated. £12.00
POPE, DICKENS AND OTHERS by John BUTT. 1969. Edinburgh University. Dw. Essays & Addresses. £6.00
DICKENS OF LONDON by Wolf MANKOWITZ. 1976. Weidenfield & Nicolson. Dw a little frayed. 12 pages of colour & 100 illustrations in black & white. Erasure marks on front end paper. £8.00
DICKEN'S ENGLAND by M & M HARDWICK. 1970. Dent.
Dw a little used.
With 32 pages of plates. £6.00
DRINKING WITH DICKENS by Cedric DICKENS. 1980. Elvedon Press. Dw.
A light-hearted sketch by the great-grandson of Charles Dickens-inscribed by the author at Dickens House with a presentation TLS from the publisher to the
Daily Mail Cookery editor. £16.00
DINING WITH DICKENS by Cedric DICKENS. 1984. Elvendon Press. Dw. Illustrated. A ramble through Dickensian foods. Presentation inscription from the author, the great-grandson of Charles Dickens, on fep, numbering this as 874 of 2000. £16.00
PARALLEL LIVES by Phyllis ROSE. 1983. Chatto & Windus.
Five Victorian marriages, including those of Dickens, Ruskin & Thomas Carlyle.
Near fine in like dw. Illustrated by David Schorr. 318pp. £6.00
DICKENS AND THE POPULAR TRADITION by A KETTLE. 1961.
Presentation copy signed by the Author, of this reprint of his
ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANGLISTIK UND AMERIKANISTIK. Original wraps. £6.00
THE ENGLAND OF CHARLES DICKENS by R W LONG. 42pp article with
photographs by A Woolfitt in The National Geographic Magazine. USA.
1974 April. Original wraps. £5.00
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD by B W MATZ in THE BOOKMAN. March 1908. 7pp with presentation plate & many illustrations.
Original wraps frayed on the spine – staples rusty. £15.00
THE HAUNTED HOUSE. and others including Wilkie Collins and Mrs Gaskell. 1998. Nekta Publication. Edited & introduced by Peter Rowland.
Pencilled presentation inscription on front end paper. Original stiff wraps. £15.00
THE CENTENNIAL EDITION OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS.
Heron Books. comprising::- The Pickwick Papers. Parts 1 & 2. Oliver Twist.
The Old Curiosity Shop. Parts 1 & 2. Barnaby Rudge. Parts 1 & 2.
Christmas Stories. Parts 1 & 2. Martin Chuzzlewit. Parts 1 & 2.
Hard Times. Dombey and Son. Parts 1 & 2. David Copperfield. Parts 1 & 2.
Bleak House. Parts 1 & 2. Little Dorrit. Parts 1 & 2. A Tale of Two Cities.
Miscellaneous Papers. Parts 1 & 2. Our Mutual Friend. Parts 1 & 2.
Sketches by Boz. Parts 1 & 2. Nicholas Nickleby. Parts 1 & 2.
Edwin Drood with Master Humphrey's Clock. Uncommercial Traveller.
American Notes with Pictures from Italy. The Child's History of England.
Christmas Books. Reprinted Pieces.. Great Expectations.
25 titles in 36 books similarly bound in burgundy cloth, gilt, ribbon marker.
In excellent condition save only The Child's History of England which was only
bound in green. All published. £185.00
THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS. nd. Hazell,Watson & Viney Ltd.
These comprose Martin Chuzzlewitt, Little Dorrit, The Old Curiosity Shop,
A Child's History of England, Bleak House, Miscellaneous Papers, Oliver Twist,
Our Mutal Friend, American Notes, Christmas Stories, A Tale of Two Cities,
Barnaby Rudge, Sketches by Boz, Hard Times & other Stories, Nicholas Nickelby, Dombie & Son, Pickwick Papers.
16 volumes in maroon boards. Each volume with illustrations by the original illustrator:- Charles Cruikshank, Hablot K Browne known as Phiz, Marcus Stone,
E G Dalziel, Townley Green, H Furniss, John Leech, Fred Walker & A F A Fraser. All in very good condition. £30.00
THE DICKENSIAN . 1905-1998. v.1/1-v.94/3.
ED. B W MATZ , J GREAVES, W DEXTER, L C STAPLES & M SLATER. A SANDERS, M ANDREWS et Al.
Deals with all aspects of Dicken's work & life, containing much previously unpublished material with contributions by the Editors, G B Shaw, J Drinkwater, A Thirkell, H A Vachell, B Darwin, D F Aylmer, W Partington, E V Knox, J C Squire, Mary Webb, A Noyes, Hall Caine, W Pett Ridge, E V Lucas, T P O'Conner, etc.
The run consists of 445 parts from the first issue to part 3 of volume 94 Winter 1998 with but one solitary part missing, no 223 Volume 31, Winter 1934'35. The following volumes are in the original red cloth binding:- 1905-1919, 1924-1926, 1934, 1942-1960, 1962-1968. The others are the parts in original wraps as issued, the early ones showing their age a little but with reasonably good covers.
From about 1934 onwards the parts are in very good condition and the last 20-30 years are in excellent condition. Just three of the parts are lacking the rear cover. £1000.00
DICKENSIAN. ED. B W MATZ , J GREAVES, W DEXTER, L C STAPLES & M SLATER. 1 912. v.8/1-v.13/4. 14/7.8. 15/1.16/2. 20/-22/3 26/4. 27/1. 30/1.2. 32/1-3. 33/2-34/1. 41/3. 42/3. 43/2-3. 44/1.2.4-45/3. 46/1.2.4-49/3. 50/1-53/3. 54/1-55/2. 56/1-57/3/ 59/1-60/1.3. 61/2. 62/2-63/2. 65/1-66/1.3-68/2. 71/2.3. 72/2.3. 73/2.3. 74/3.1978.
Over 120 issues –the majority in original wraps. 2 of the issues lack wraps.
The rest very good condition as are the 8 bound volumes complete with indices.
£360.00 (Some duplicates available)
A TALE OF THREE AUTHORS & POE AND THE "MESSENGER"
by Leo MASON. 1940. Dickens Fellowship. Reprinted from the Dickensian. Original wraps. £4.00
THE DICKENS ANCESTRY. 1951. Some new Discoveries by L C Staples &
W J Carlton. Reprinted from the Dickensian. Original wraps. £12.00
ALL THE YEAR ROUND.
A Weekly Journal conducted by Charles DICKENS.
v.1-20. 1859-1868. All published in the first series.
A popular Miscellany containing many important literary contributions written by Dickens & the comparatively small band of authors working for him.
It contains the complete serialisation of A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations& Our Mutual Friends, all by Dickens; The Woman in White-No Name &
The Moonstone by Wilke Collins; A Strange Story by E Bulwer Lytton;
Very Hard Cash by Charles Reade; A Dark Night's Walk by Mrs Gaskell; etc.
As well as these there are numerous short stories & articles written by Dickens
& others including:-No Thoroughfare by Dickens & Wilkie Collins.
Mixed bindings in very good condition.
Complete sets of original edition are now very rare. £1500.00
Ed. “BOZ” (Charles DICKENS) till 1839 then by Harrison AINSWORTH.
A Monthly Magazine, profusely illustrated, mainly of original short stories, verse & serialisations, generally light or satiric analyses & critiques of literative & literary figures. Many American writers, including Longfellow, were introduced to an English audience in this miscellany. v.1-8. 1837-1840.
The 1st issue contains Dickens ‘Public Life of Mr Tulrumble': the 2nd begins the serialisation of Oliver Twist. The accompanying Cruickshank plates are all present through with some seriously foxed & one with defective margins. However the illustrations themselves are clear & clean. As well as British writers (Thackeray's first work, Ainsworth's Jack Sheppard, etc.) the Miscellany includes American literature. Longfellow is well represented & August 1840 contains, anonymously, Poe's"Fall of The House of Usher". Illustrators include Cruickshank, Crowquill & Leech. All volumes are stamped ex-library with small rubber stamp. Volumes 1-4 are half calf with marbled boards & volumes 5-8 are half calf with embossed boards. All, save the 1st volume, are clean & firm. The covers for the first volume are loose & worn. Nevertheless an inexpensive, significant & desirable item. £500.00