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Lot 82: DICKENS, CHARLES. Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
10 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: DICKENS, CHARLES. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. 2 volumes. First volume with half-title, frontispiece and additional title-vignette; second volume with frontis and title bound-in. 43 engraved plates (including engraved title; later state reading "Weller") by R. Seymour, R.W. Buss, and Hablot K. Browne ["Phiz"]; extra-illustrated with an additional 44 plates including some hand-colored. 8vo, contemporary 3/4 brown morocco uniformly bound by Root & Son, spines tooled in gilt in compartments, top edges gilt. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837
Notes: first edition, extra-illustrated and with front and back wrappers of number 4 of the original parts bound-in at end of first volume, and wrappers and 8-pages ads from number 16 in second volume. Early issue with the points as follows: page 43, second paragraph below Chapter V, line 1 reads "ruined wall" in the singular; with the rare signature misprint on p. 261, reading X2; with signature "E" present on p. 25; and "holding" on p.260. Grolier English 78; Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 3-88; Smith I:3.