• The William E. Self Library, I auction at Christies

    Sale 2153

    The William E. Self Library, Important English and American Literature

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 84

    DICKENS, Charles. Hard Times. For These Times. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854.

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    DICKENS, Charles. Hard Times. For These Times. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854.

    8o (187 x 124 mm). Original green moiré cloth, ruled in blind on covers, gilt-lettered on spine (some pale spotting).

    FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, IN THE FIRST BINDING. Hard Times was Dickens's tenth novel, first serialized in Household Words, 1 April-12 August 1854. It is the shortest of Dickens's novels and is the only novel besides Great Expectations that was published without illustrations. Sadleir 689; Smith I:11; Yale/Gimbel A136.


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