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A Selection of Charles' Dickens Novels.

David Copperfield, Bleak House and Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens

1873 - London - Chapman and Hall

10" by 7.5"; vi, 437pp; xi, 440pp; vi, 423pp

 
 

 

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Three novels by Charles Dickens bound as one.

With a letter from Marie Dickens, his daughter-in-law referring to a proposal from 1858 by Charles Dickens. The letter reads 'Dear Sir, many thanks for having sent me through Mr Barnabys a copy of a proposal to this office in 1858 by my father in law Ch. Dickens. I shall have it framed & hung in my small museum which contains many relics of C.D & which I should be most pleased to show you any day you like to! Phone up & make an appointment. Yours Sincerely, Marie Dickens.'  Marie Dickens, nee Roche, was married to the eighth child of Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine; Henry Fielding Dickens. They resided at 8 Mulberry Walk of which the paper on this letter is from.

This work comprises of David Copperfield, Bleak House and Little Dorrit.

All works are illustrated throughout, with illustrations by J Barnard to David Copperfield and Bleak House and illustrations by J Mahoney to Little Dorrit.

A frontispiece and four plates to David Copperfield, frontispiece and two plates to Bleak House, frontispiece and two plates to Little Dorrit.

Collated, complete.

All works are undated. Dated using Copac.

Charles Dickens created some of the best known fictional characters in the world. He is also regarded as one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian Era. 

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, generally smart. Patches of rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Light rubbing to the spine. Small amount of bumping to the extremities. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Rear hinge is also slightly strained but firm. Front endpaper is detached but present. Letter tipped in to recto of front endpaper signed by Charles Dickens' daughter in law Marie Dickens. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with scattered spotting to the first and last few pages. Otherwise, the occasional light spot. Overall: GOOD.


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