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    Sale 2059

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    5 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 89

    DICKENS, Charles and William M. THACKERAY. The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman. London: Charles Tilt, 1839.

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    DICKENS, Charles and William M. THACKERAY. The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman. London: Charles Tilt, 1839.

    8o (130 x 100 mm). 8-page publisher's advertisements at end. Engraved frontispiece, one plate of music and ten plates by George Cruikshank. (Stitching removed and some pages loose.) Original green fine diaper-grain cloth, pictorial gilt, all edges gilt; cloth slipcase and morocco gilt solander case. Provenance: B. George Ulizio (1889-1969) American book collector (bookplate); Georgia Manse (gilt stamp on solander case). FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with "wine" for "vine" in the fifth stanza. Yale/Gimbel B84. -- DICKENS, Charles. Dombey and Son. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. 8o (219 x 138 mm). 2-line Errata leaf. Engraved frontispiece, title and 38 plates after Hablot K. Browne ["Phiz"]; extra-illustrated with 8 portrait plates by Browne published by Chapman & Hall in 1848, and a further 4 portrait plates on India paper and mounted by Browne. Modern scarlet morocco gilt, top edges gilt. FIRST EDITION bound from the original parts. Smith I:8. -- DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. 8o (212 x 131 mm). Half-title. Engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title and 38 plates by Hablot K. Browne ["Phiz"]. Modern calf gilt, all edges gilt. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, with imprint of Bradbury and Evans on vignette title. Eckel, pp.79-81; Sadlier 682; Smith I: 10 p.79-81; Yale/Gimbel A131. -- DICKENS, Charles. The Strange Gentleman; a Comic Burletta, in Two Acts. By "Boz." First Performed at the St. James's Theatre, on Thursday, September 29, 1836. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. [1871]. 8o (190 x 125 mm). Contemporary crushed maroon morocco gilt by Riviere, original white printed wrappers bound in; quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: George Barr McCutcheon (bookplate; his sale American Art Association. Inc., New York, 21 April 1926, lot 226). FACSIMILE REPRINT. Eckel pp. 155-156; Yale/Gimbel B41. -- DICKENS, Charles and Mark LEMON. Mr. Nightingale's Diary: A Farce in One Act. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1877. Small 8o (117 x 82 mm). Two issues of a frontispiece by F.W. Pailthorpe, one hand-colored added. Contemporary green crushed morocco gilt by GRIEVE of Edinburgh, original green cloth panels and spine bound in, top edges gilt. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. The farce was privately printed for Dickens in 1851. Originally written by Mark Lemon, the text was greatly altered by Dickens. Eckel, pp.164-65; Edgar & Vail, p. 26; Yale/Gimbel B215. -- [DICKENS, CHARLES -- REFERENCE]. ECKEL, John C. The First Editions of the Writings of Charles Dickens. New York, 1932. 4o. Original maroon cloth; dust jacket. LIMITED EDITION, number 342 of 750 numbered copies. (6)

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