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Fine Books and Manuscripts (430 Lots)
430 lots with images
November 6, 2013
Chicago, IL, USA
Description: DICKENS, CHARLES Oliver Twist. London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 3 vols. 8vo, publisher's reddish brown fine-diaper cloth blind-stamped with arabesque design, gilt-lettered and ruled spines, yellow endpapers, housed in custom linen clamshell case. First edition, third issue, with new title pages in each vol. ("By Charles Dickens" verses "Boz") and the final plate of vol. III showing the "church" scene, instead of the "fireside" scene. Light fading and rubbing to boards, with some minor loss to spine ends; bookplate tipped in front pastedown of each volume.
Condition Report: hinges may have been glued, but not evidence of repair; offsetting from some plates, including the frontispiece; final leaf to vol. 3 is starting.View additional info and full condition report
Description: DICKENS, CHARLES Little Dorrit. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. 8vo, 3/4 green calf over cloth, gilt-tooled and lettered spine. First edition in book form. Wear to boards; intermittent foxing; offsetting from plates; hinges starting; otherwise good.View additional info
Description: DICKENS, CHARLES Great Expectations. London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. 3 vols. 8vo, publisher's violet wavy-grain cloth, covers stamped in blind with decorative spine panel, gilt-lettered spines, light yellowish endpapers, modern linen solander box. First edition, fifth impression, with "fifth edition" to the title pages, published October 30, 1861 [the previous issues appeared July 6, August 5, August 17 and September 21, respectively]. Some copies of the first five issues did not contain catalogues, like this example. Manuscript ex-libris dated March 1862 to title page, vols. 1-2, and ex-libris, undated, to vol. 3; rubbing to boards with ends bumped.
Condition Report: inner hinges of vols. II and III slightly cracked; no immediate evidence of repair to hinges or spine, but may have been carefully reglued on those two volumes; evidence of bookplate removed to front pastedown vol. III' scuff to cloth on rear cover of vol. II.View additional info and full condition report
Description: DICKENS, CHARLES Oliver Twist. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1839. 2 vols. 8vo, publisher's calico-texture red quarter cloth and pale brown boards, printed paper spine labels, ads, endpapers and flyleaves as called for. First complete American edition in book form, with publisher's Notice in vol. I containing the following statement: "A large portion of the last part of Oliver Twist having been sent to the American Publishers in manuscript, they hasten to place before the public the work complete in the present form. At the same time, they have to regret that the illustrations by Cruikshank, were not ready to accompany the manuscript from London." Boards edgeworn and spines faded; endpapers starting; pages evenly toned; stamps to recto f.f.e.p. both vols.
Condition Report: boards with some dampstainingView additional info
Description: DICKENS, CHARLES A group of seven First American editions in nine volumes, all but one title housed in modern linen-backed solander boxes. The Chimes. A Goblin Story. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1845. 12mo, publisher's blind-stamped cloth. Dombey and Son. Boston: Bradbury and Guild, 1848. 8vo, publisher's brown cloth. The Personal History and Experiences of David Copperfield. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1850. 2 vols. 8vo, publisher's cloth. A Tale of Two Cities. Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, 1859. 8vo, publisher's black cloth. Our Mutual Friend. New York: Harper and Bros, 1865. 8vo, publisher's pebbled brown cloth. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1870. 8vo, publisher's green cloth. Bleak House. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1853. 2 vols. 8vo, publisher's blue cloth.View additional info