This copy is an early issue with "Veller" on the engraved title page, the two Buss plates and the early Seymour plates before they were redone by Phiz, and the plates without the publisher's imprint; most of the textual errors are uncorrected, though signature "E" is present on p. Leather Bound. Seymour, Buss, Phiz illusts..
Thick 8vo. All 43 plates are present, as described in Smith, 'Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth', although five of the plates are placed one page earlier than called for, and one plate is placed ten pages later. Seven of the plates are by Seymour, two by Buss, and the remainder by Phiz.
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Vignette title page plate shows 'S. Veller' and 'Phiz fecit'. As is always the case with a bound first edition of this title, each of the plates is a 'mixed bag' of first state, first plate, second plate etc. Our copy contains at least 33 'matches' to the status of plates found in most first edition copies, as stipulated by Smith; but it also contains 10 plates where the points are different, the majority of the differences suggesting a first plate, first state status. The contents of our copy show foxing, and there are a few very small less than one inch closed tears to the margins.
The binding is tight and the contents are untrimmed. Overall, a very good copy with a highly desirable number of first state 'points'. Recent rebind in full brown leather with gilt rules to spine and red morocco spine label. A most handsome presentation. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Thick octavo, early 20th-century full green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Pickwick would be the first volume in which Dickens was acknowledged as the author, rather than using his pen name, ""Boz.
Seymour and Phiz, including frontispiece and vignette title page, and the scarce suppressed plates by Buss at pages 69 and 74 in Volume I ; plate intended for opposite page has been bound opposite page With six of seven first-issue points. Plates in mixed states. Originally issued in 20 parts from April to November Smith I Gimbel A This copy testifies to the book's popularity among artists; the 32 extra illustrations with 21 by Thomas Onwyn were issued in eight monthly parts in Text and plates fine, mild toning to handsome morocco binding. A near-fine copy, very desirable extra-illustrated.
London: Chapman and Hall, First edition of Dickens' first novel and one of his greatest works. Octavo, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised gilt bands, triple gilt ruled, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, with all of the published plates in two states, the original pictorial wrapper from part no.
XVIII, both the original first issue Veller title page and second issue Weller title page, and the two plates by Buss which Dickens requested to be removed in subsequent printings. Also bound in are the Sam Weller suite of plates and Kyd suite of plates in full color which appeared in Kyd gained notoriety as an illustrator in late 19th century London by frequenting most of the local inns where he would produce watercolor portrait sketches of patrons in exchange for ale.
In very good condition. A sharp example of this important work. Readers were captivated by the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the lover Tupman, the sportsman Winkle and, above all, by that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr Pickwick, and his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. Seller: Raptis Rare Books Published: First edition in book form, extra illustrated and finely bound.
This special copy has a duplicate hand-colored set of the original plates by Robert Seymour and "Phiz" Hablot K. Browne "Phiz" and "Nemo". The uncolored plates by Phiz are earlier than the colored ones; they are not titled, but each is signed when called for and contains a page location number except the last sixteen which Hatton and Cleaver, p. The frontispiece and vignette title-page are both "second plate" from the second version of the printing plate. There is a total of plates, of which 55 are colored.
Handsomely bound by Bayntun in full green crushed morocco with a black leather inlaid border, gilt facsimile of the author's signature on upper board, inner leather dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. An old bookseller's description is tipped-in at the first fly-leaf. Smith v. Seller: Boston Book Company Published: First edition in book form of Dickens' first novel and one of his greatest works. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, with the first state Veller title page, with 43 engraved plates by Seymour and Browne and five Buss plates which Dickens requested to be removed in subsequent printings.
First edition, first issue of text. Seymour and H. Bound in full nineteenth-century brown morocco, covers elaborately gilt with design of swirling gilt fillets and fleurons, gilt spines, marbled endpapers, a. A lovely binding, with bookplate of Frederick Hulme Thwaites. Pickwick in a Wonderful Binding. This copy has all the of the textual first issue points mentioned by Hatton and Cleaver, except for the rare one on page the signature 'E' is present; on page , line 29 reads 'hodling'; p. Veller"; p.
In addition, the vignette title page is in the first state, with the sign reading 'Veller'. Lacking half-title, engraved frontispiece supplied from another edition. In addition, the copy is extra-illustrated with the 'Sam Weller' plates, issued under that pseudonym by Thomas Onwhyn in Smith 3 pp. Seller: James Cummins Bookseller Published: Condition: Bound in full nineteenth-century brown morocco, covers elaborately gilt with design of swirling gilt fillets and fleurons, gilt Edition: First edition, first issue of text.
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First edition, early issue. Bound in full red morocco by Riviere. Five raised bands, elaborately decorated compartments and titles in gilt to the spine. Navy blue endpapers. Gilt decorated inner dentelles. Top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title and 41 plates [43 in total, as called for]. With the first state of engraved title page Veller and the two suppressed plates by R. Buss present facing pages 69 and All 7 Seymour plates are present as called for and the Phiz plates are in the earliest state page numbers, without publisher's imprint.
A fine copy, the binding bright, square and firm. The contents, with the circular ownership stamp at the head of the first page of the dedicatory letter and with only mild toning to the margins, are remarkably clean throughout. An exceptionally nice copy, containing the suppressed Buss plates and 6 of the 7 Hatton and Cleaver first issue points within the text.
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Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Seller: Lucius Books Edition: First edition, early issue. London: Chapman And Hall, First edition in Book Form. Full scarlet morocco. Fine in matching very good cloth lined slipcase slightly sunned at entry.
Browne; 2 suppressed plates by R. Buss; extra-illustrated with 30 inserted plates by Thomas Onwhyn with Sam Weller signature on the plates. With the first state of the vignette title-page with "Veller" above the inn door, but with the later issue "E" signed with pagination on page ECKEL, p. The two elements which have disturbed collectors and students of intricate bibliography have been the uncertainty of decisive collations and the extreme scarcity of the book in its original condition.
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Seller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. Published: Condition: Full scarlet morocco. Fine in matching very good cloth lined slipcase slightly sunned at entry Edition: First edition in Book Form. As often with the first edition in book form the textual points are in the second state. Less than half the plates are in the first state, but this copy has been extra illustrated with 32 plates by Thomas Onwyn. Very clean, without foxing or browning. First edition. Many of the textual points are corrected, as usual for the book issue. Most plates are in their early state with page numbers rather than captions and without the Chapman and Hall imprints.
Both Buss plates are laid in as well as various other variant states of several plates. A lovely, 20th century binding by Riviere and Son in full purple crushed morocco, five raised bands on the spine, gilt detailing, top edge of page block gilt, lovely turn-ins and solid blue end papers. Binding in Fine condition, internal contents are generally clean although laid in variant plates show moderate darkening and foxing. Dickens' first novel, showcasing his astounding talent for sketching charming, sympathetic characters, helped to launch his career.
The Pickwick Papers are mostly a series of humorous misadventures, with a bit of satire, that give some insight into the mores of Victorian society. You can witness Dickens here working on a few prototypes that will show up in later novels An important early work that remains beloved by Dickens' fans for its sensationalism and humor. Engraved frontispiece and title-page and with a plethora of engraved illustrations by R.
A very attractive copy, especially well preserved and in lovely condition. The publication of PICKWICK, which ran through twenty numbers, made for all time an English classic--a book representative of its age, exhibiting the life and the ideals of an important class of English folk, on the threshold of the Victorian era. The book was an improvisation. Dickens was led by his genius and by the indulgence of his jocuse fancy into picturing all the popular life which his varied experience in and out of London had made familiar to him.
And it is a book that appeals throughout life--to the child and to the person of late years. This is a wonderful copy in beautiful contemporary state. Seller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.
Published: Veller" for "S. Weller" at p. The other points are corrected and the engraved title vignette is in the second state, with "Tony Weller" on the signboard, the plates with the Chapman and Hall imprint. Octavo 24 x 15cm , pp. With forty-three illustrations including frontispiece and vignette title-page. Publisher's original purple brown fine-diaper cloth [Smith, 3; the primary binding], lettered in gilt to spine, ruled in blind to spine and upper, coated yellow endpapers, edges untrimmed.
Text leaves very clean; plates with some expected spotting but not heavy. Cloth sunned to spine and extremities, neatly recased with repairs to joints and spine ends, inside joints strengthened. Overall an attractive and inexpensive copy in the cloth binding. Seller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books.
New York and London: George D. Sproul, Leather bound. Large 8vo. Various paginations. Reproductions of the hundreds of illustrations by the various Pickwick artists, with printed tissue guards. Light rubbing along joints; some wear to spine heads with slight loss of leather; small loss to spine tail of Vol. Written for publication as a serial, The Pickwick Papers is a sequence of loosely-related adventures occurring First edition, second issue, with "S. Veller" at p. Browne "Phiz". Bound in marbled boards with leather spine.
Repair to title page. Seller: John Atkinson Books Published: First Edition, bound from the original parts. Smith I 3. Sadleir Illustrations by R.
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Early issue with many of the required points, including the 2 Buss plates facing pp. The plates are lightly but evenly toned, without foxing. Some plates are signed with, and others without page numbers, but none have captions. Bound in brown calf, spine with red morocco label, 4 gilt decorated raised bands with gilt ruling and gilt lettering, patterned endpapers and pastedowns. Browne "Phiz" frontispiece, vignette titlepage, and final 32 plates. First edition bound from the parts.
Bound without the half-title, mixed issue but many earlier points present both Buss plates are included, sign in vignette titlepage reads "Veller" and plate is signed "Phiz fecit", pp. Smith I 3, Eckel, pp. A pleasing, attractively bound copy of Dickens' first novel. Modern binding is close to Fine, general mild darkening to the pages, tiny tears to pages and not affecting the text , the plates show foxing and darkening.
First Edition; later issue. Handsomely bound in modern full red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere; all edges gilt; gilt stamped vignette portrait on the front cover; gilt stamped facsimile signature on the back board; decorated edges and rules; raised bands with gilt decorated compartments; a fine copy. Seller: Peter L. Published: Condition: First Edition; later issue. Handsomely bound in modern full red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere; all edges gilt; gilt stamped vignett.
Full leather. Seymour and "Phiz". A wonderful Presentation copy of this re-issue, bound and signed by the binder in full calf by Morrell of London. Included with this copy are 26 mounted photographs most of them signed by the actors of characters from a local production of "The Pickwick Papers", put on by the "Ipswich Suffolk, England Presbyterian Acting Guild". There's also a bound-in Presentation page, thanking a Mr. Herbert Walker for his 4 years of leadership and signed by the members of the Ipswich Presbyterian Guild.
A clean, very sharp copy to boot. Thick octavo, nicely illustrated thruout in addition to the 26 photos by R. Shelved Dupont Bookstore. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. Browne "Phiz" , and Robert William Buss, including 1 of 2 suppressed plates by Buss; this copy also extra-illustrated with a suite of 32 engraved plates by T. Onwyn published in 8 parts between May and November by E. Grattan; bound without the half-title in later 19th century full green morocco, gilt borders on covers, gilt lettered direct on gilt-paneled spines, a. A notoriously difficult book bibliographically.
Eckel, pp. Seller: Rulon-Miller Books Published: Octavo x mm. Early 20th-century green half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. Etched vignette title page, frontispiece, and 41 plates by Robert Seymour, and H. Bookplates of John Herbert Bankes to pastedown and binder's blank.
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Slight split in hinge following front free endpaper, plates toned, some substantially, a few nicks to plates, chip to plate facing p. A good copy. First edition in book-form of the novel that transformed the obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. The novel was first published in serial form from March to November This copy is an early issue, with the plates in early states without publisher imprint, the Buss plates replaced by Phiz plates, and with the vignette title-page with the signboard reading "Veller" corrected to "Weller" in later issues.
Hardcover, polished black calf, raised bands on spine, stamped with gilt design, leather label with title in second compartment. Marbled endpapers, pages. The engraved plates suffer from oxidation tanning and have no captions other than the page numbers. The vignette illustration on the title page has "Weller" rather than "Veller" indicating a later issue.
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The binding is sound, light edgewear to leather covers. Has the two title pages, errata slip and binders directions. The 2 Buss plates included. Pictures available. Record First edition, with the first state of the Vignette title page with "Veller" above the Inn door, but with later state of "E" signed with pagination on p. Bound in later maroon morocco, a. Inner hinges repaired. In marbled leather tipped slipcase. With 30 plates by Thomas Onwhyn added. In marbled leather tipped slipcase Edition: First edition, with the first state of the Vignette title page w.
First Edition Thus. SIGNED by illustrator Cecil Aldin on limitation page, of a limited edition of ; good in gilt-stamped vellum boards; darkening and foxing to boards, tiny cracks on spine ends, heavy foxing to endpapers, p. First issue. Bound from the original parts stab marks present Title page vignette sign with "Tony Veller", page has directions to the binder and 6 lines of errata. Page 25 without signature "E", p. Veller" uncorrected. Plates do display some degree of toning or foxing. Pages mostly clean throughout with occasional off-setting from plates. Hatton and Cleaver pp With Forty-Three Illustrations, by R.
Contemporary tan calf, spine gilt in compartments, ruling and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece and half-title and 41 plates. Slight spotting and toning to some plates, boards lightly rubbed, spine faded. The plates are in early states, with page locations and without titles or imprints, but the earliest Buss and Seymour plates have been replaced by those of Phiz.
The sign on the engraved title states "Weller" rather than "Veller". Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens's first novel, transformed the obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. Instead, he settled down as a political journalist in London. His first published collection of writings was called Sketches by Boz and consisted of various character sketches originally found in his periodicals.
Sketches was immediately popular and Dickens rapidly gained success and fame. Amusingly enough, Pickwick was not an original idea by Dickens. However, the presumption that The Pickwick Papers would have amassed the popularity that it did without Dickens — is completely false. I am not trying to say that Pickwick was not at all his idea, though it was what bought him much in the way of fame and success. Though, that is, you know, technically true about how it all began. However, before the second episode could be completed, Seymour committed suicide in his home in Islington, following severe stress and a mental breakdown.
Check out our holding of Pickwick illustrations, circa ! So what does this all mean? Truthfully, in my not-so humble opinion… it means… not much.