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    Sale 1981

    The William E. Self Family Collection Part I The Kenyon Starling Library Of Charles Dickens

    2 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 177

    DICKENS, Charles and Wilkie COLLINS. No Thoroughfare. A Drama. In Five Acts. London: Published at the Office of All the Year Round, 1867.

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    DICKENS, Charles and Wilkie COLLINS. No Thoroughfare. A Drama. In Five Acts. London: Published at the Office of All the Year Round, 1867.

    8o (182 x 120 mm). (Soft vertical crease.) Original tan printed wrappers (some light soiling); red morocco pull-off case. Provenance: J.F. Hinckley (bookplate); Comte Alain de Suzannet (bookplate; his sale Sotheby's, 22 November 1971, lot 134); Kenyon Starling (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION. This was the last stage production associated with Dickens before his death in 1870. The novel was also first published in 1867, in the Christmas issue of All the Year Round. Scarce: according to American Book Prices Current no copies have appeared at auction in at least thirty years. Yale/Gimbel B297. FINE.


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