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Hardcover. A charming set of over one hundred loose black & white reproductions of original illustrations from some of Dicken's most famous novels, including Oliver Twist, The Old Curiosity Shop, The Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby and more. Most are printed as vignettes with the title of the illustration below. There are also portraits of Dickens at various ages. The prints are all in excellent condition. The prints are housed in a stiff paper slipcase with title label but no publisher or date provided. The case has been amateurly repaired with the interior lined in bookcloth. The repair is visible along the hinges, spine, and interior. There is chipping and wear to the edges of case. Ribbon closures. Prints measure about 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Suitable for framing. Literature. LIT/082516. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857. Hardcover. Includes several chapters from "Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens. Also has articles on the education of American women, animal love of music, the grizzly bear, coal and coal miners of Pennsylvania, duel in Russia, Napoleon the III, family daguerreotypes, house spiders, Java, lichens, the Shakers, camels, and much more. Includes all six fashion plates. Bound in three quarter dark blue leather with grey cloth covered boards and gilt title to spine. Chipping to head of spine, short tear to bookcloth on front cover, soiling to covers, and wear to corners. Marbled endpapers. Foxing and occasional spots of soiling to interior. Illustrated. 864 pages. PER/050618. Very Good.
Brooklyn, NY: The Author, Alfred I. Holmes, 1872. Hardcover. 8vo. Scarce. "I believe there are many readers of 'Dickens' who, like myself, having read his works, will take pleasure in perusing again the many beautiful thoughts which awakened those pleasing and varied emotions which his writings inspire" (preface). A collection of quotes arranged in nine chapters: witticisms, peculiar incidents, descriptions of persons, descriptions of places and things, reflections, caricatures, life's shadows, promiscuous, and descriptions of places and things, together with incidents in America. Green cloth covered boards with bright gilt title and decoration to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. A few small closed tears to cloth at spine ends. Previous owner's writing in pencil to front free end page. Small spot of foxing to rear end pages. Light browning throughout though text remains clean and bright. Several unopened pages. Index, 467 pages. LIT/0804016. Very Good.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, (1960). First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good in very good mustard yellow and white price clipped dust jacket with black and white title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Tape to head of spine panel. Inscription to previous owner to front free end page. Text is clean and bright. Index, 293 pages. LIT/062716. Very Good / Very Good.
Oxford: At The Clarendon Press, 1959. Hardcover. Very good in Very good- beige dust jacket with light blue title to front and spine panels. Wear to dust jacket includes soiling, edgewear and browning to edges and spine panel. Interior is clean and bright. Index, 701 pages. Literature. LIT/122216. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1904. Hardcover. Thick 8vo. Watts-Dunton was a close associate and friend of Rossetti, Morris, and Swinburne. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt decoration to front board. Minor scuffing to boards. Occasional spots of foxing throughout; heavier on some pages than others. Foxing to fore edge. Frontispiece with original tissue guard. Includes many black and white plates. Bookplate of previous owner tipped-in to front pastedown. Tight binding. 483 pages. LIT/033105. Very Good.
New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1996. Hardcover. First Amerian Edition. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Near mint green paper boards with bright gilt title to spine. Light bumping to spine ends. In very good white illustrated, price-clipped dust jacket, with some light rubbing and yellowing. Tight, bright, clean interior. 281 pages. Literature. LIT/12013. Near Fine / Very Good.
Cambridge: Thomas Dreier Service, 1912. Dreier compares company executives with chemists - one can manipulate his staff and the other his chemicals - for desirable results or explosions and failure. An interesting metaphor. Bound in tan paper covered boards with title pastedown to front cover. Browning to spine and boards, rubbing to boards, stain to spine, wear to edges and corners, and heavy chipping to hinges and spine ends. Spine panel is still attached, but weak. Foxing throughout interior. A small book: 4.5 x 3 inches. 33 pages. LIT/061319.
New York: Carleton Publishers, 1864. Hardcover. Very good- in brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to exterior includes minor discoloration, bubbling to cloth in some areas and bumping to corners and spine ends. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Light damp staining to bottom of first 30 pages. Minor foxing throughout. Page edges browning. Literature. LIT209141. Very Good -.
London, New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1933. Hardcover. 8vo. Later printing. Scarce in Dust jacket. 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with yellow title to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Minor foxing to first and last few pages. Previous owner's name and date in pencil to top corner of front free end page. Slight musty odor. Else is clean and bright. Orange illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor fading to spine panel. Moderate edgewear to dust jacket includes chipping and creasing as well as several closed tears. Tape to inside of dust jacket to reinforce folds. Dust jacket now in protective plastic sleeve. 343 pages. LIT/032619. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
New York: George Munro, 1878. Hardcover. Ex-library from Rutgers University. Large 4to. Oversize Seaside Library in newspaper format bound in modern brown boards. Crack to rear hinge. Binding is loose. Illustrations to first page. Title is written upside down in black ink on the bottom of the front board. Literature. LIT21212. very Good-.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1916. Hardcover. First edition. A compilation of four essays by writer and political activist Max Eastman. Bound in pale green paper boards lettered in yellow. Gouge on the spine, number stamped at the extreme left corner of the front pastedown, tiny bookseller's label on the rear pastedown, otherwise very good, largely unopened. Illustrated in b&w by various artists. 146 pages. LIT/102616. Very Good.
Boston: Brown and Co., 1899. Hardcover. First Edition (American). Near fine in tan cloth with red and brown lettering to front board and gilt title to spine. Bumping to spine ends and corners and minor browning to spine. Rear interior hinge is starting though binding remains tight. Minor foxing throughout and very faint damp stain to bottom edge of first few pages. Else is clean and bright. 124 pages. Literature. LIT1/02231. Very Good.
New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1885. Hardcover. Translated from the German by Clara Bell. Very good- in blue cloth spine and blue paper covered boards. Wear around edges of boards. Crack to both interior hinges. Appears to have been rebound at some point. 387 pages. Literature. LIT4/8050. Very Good -.
London: C. Bathurst, 1765. Hardcover. Seventh Edition, with additions. Bound in full leather with gilt title and decoration to spine. The front cover is present but detached. The edges of both boards have been restored, including the rear hinge. The interior has some foxing, a few spots of soiling, and minor browning but the text is still bright. Previous owner's signature with date of 1778 in pen on front free endpaper. Chipping to front and rear endpapers. 351 pages plus Index. LIT/3113. Very Good -.
New York: Orange Judd and Company, 1873. Hardcover. Very good in brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Spine sunned. Spine ends slightly bumped and chipped. Light sporadic foxing to margins throughout though text remains clean and bright. Includes frontis and several illustrations. 320 pages. Literature. LITERA01/021400. Very Good.
New York: The Century Co, 1887. Hardcover. First edition. Dark brown spine with light brown cloth covered boards. Gilt title to spine and illustration of a lady wearing a bonnet to front cover. Wear to corners and edges of boards. Minor soiling to boards. Lacks front free endpaper. Clean interior overall. Includes several black and white full page illustrations. 362 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.