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Household Words. A Weekly Journal

By Charles Dickens

1851-54

Household Words Office : London

9.5" by 6"

iv, 620pp; iv, 600pp, 24pp; iv, 620pp; iv, 616pp

 

 

 

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The first editions of these four volumes of Charles Dickens' weekly journal 'Household Works', dated from 1851 to 1854.

The first editions of these works. Four volumes of Charles Dickens' weekly journal 'Household Words'. This set includes; Volume II, from 29th September 1850 to 22nd March 1851. Including 'Christmas in Munich', 'Irish Use of the Globe', 'The Freshman's Progress at Oxford', 'Twenty-Four Hours in a London Hospital', and more. Volume IV, from 27th September 1851 to 13 March 1852, being from No. 79 to No. 103. Including 'The Cairngorm Mountains', 'German Advertisements', 'Love Affair at Cranford', 'A Pair of Demons', 'Use of Flowers', and more. Volume VII, from 5th March to 27th August 1853, being from No. 154 to No. 179. Including 'The Legend of Bucharest', 'Dunkerque Tower', 'India Pale Ale', 'A Musical Snuff Box', 'Self-Acting Railway Signals', and more. Volume IX, from 18th February to 12th August 1854, being from No. 204 to No. 229. Including 'Busy with Photography', 'Greek Funeral', 'Palace of the Luxembourg', 'Orange and Lemons', 'The Vivarium at the Zoological Gardens', and more. 'Household Words' was a weekly journal edited by Charles Dickens. It was published ever Saturday from March 1850 to May 1859, and had a wide readership whilst it was being published. The journal published serialised novels, including Dickens' own 'Hard Times', 'Cranford' and 'North and South' by Elizabeth Gaskell', and 'The Dead Secret' by Wilkie Collins. Charles Dickens is one of the most famous novelists who has ever lived, his books being read worldwide by old and young. His novels often showed a grittier side to Victorian London, being associated with the dark and grimy city in novels like 'Oliver Twist', with the term 'Dickensian' being used to describe anything like that.

CONDITION

In the original half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, smart. Light rubbing to the head and tail of the spines and to the extremities. Hinges of Volume IX are starting but firm. Front hinge of Volume IV is starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd spot, mostly to the first and last few pages, heavier to the earlier volumes.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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