Lot 96: Charles Dickens' first novel the Pickwick Papers
17th November 2016
Author: Dickens, Charles; Title: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club; Place Published: London; Publisher: Chapman and Hall; Date Published: 1837; Description: xiv, , 609 pp. Half-title present. With 43 etched plates, including additional illustrated title page and frontispiece, after Robert Seymour; Robert William Buss; and Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). (8vo) 21x13.5 cm. (8¼x5¼") finely bound in tan polished morocco, triple gilt-ruled borders, raised bands, spine compartments gilt, gilt-rolled board edges, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. First Edition in Book Form, bound from the original parts. The two suppressed plates by Buss are present at pages 69 & 74. In the frontispiece, the stool has four stripes, and Phiz fecit is divided left and right by the middle shield at foot (1st issue); the vignette title with the sign reading "Tony Veller" and signed "PHIZ fecit" (2nd issue). Beautifully bound. On the verso of the front free endpaper is stamped; "Made in England for the Denver Dry Goods Co. Denver." Condition: Light wear to binding; some foxing and browning to plates; near fine.
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