Provenance: various names on wrappers in contemporary hands, including "Editor of the Dublin Evening Mail" (pt 6) -- [Thomas Thorpe Catalogue 421, July 1978, no. 629] -- Neville L. Fakes (sold Sotheby's London, 11 July 2002, lot 204). FIRST EDITION IN MONTHLY PARTS of this title which began as a miscellany but became the vehicle for two novels. There were actually four forms of publication: in 88 weekly parts, 20 monthly parts, the 3-volume edition, and the issue in separately bound volumes of the two novels. Eckel pp. 67-70; Hatton and Cleaver pp. 163-182; Gimbel A50. " /> [DICKENS, Charles]. <I>Master Humphrey's Clock</I> [including <I>The Old Curiosity Shop</I> and <I>Barnaby Rudge</I>]. London: Chapman and Hall, April 1840-November 1841. 20 original monthly parts forming 3 volumes, 8° (268 x 175mm). Wood-engraved frontispiece to each vol., 170 woodcut illustrations, almost all after George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne. (R2-3 in pt. 4 frayed and repaired at outer margin, AA3 of pt. 6 with closed marginal tear, some other leaves frayed, pts 10-12 rather soiled at margins, preface leaf in pt 20 soiled on verso, some light creasing, pt 1 without rear ad for "Tyas's Popular Illustrated Publications", end ad. in pt 15 torn wth loss.) Original blue pictorial wrappers after Cattermole (pt 20 with substituted wrapper from pt 2 with a zero added in ink, some repairs to spines and covers, some covers frayed at fore-edge, some soiling). <I>Provenance</I>: various names on wrappers in contemporary hands, including "Editor of the Dublin Evening Mail" (pt 6) -- [Thomas Thorpe Catalogue 421, July 1978, no. 629] -- Neville L. Fakes (sold Sotheby's London, 11 July 2002, lot 204). FIRST EDITION IN MONTHLY PARTS of this title which began as a miscellany but became the vehicle for two novels. There were actually four forms of publication: in 88 weekly parts, 20 monthly parts, the 3-volume edition, and the issue in separately bound volumes of the two novels. Eckel pp. 67-70; Hatton and Cleaver pp. 163-182; Gimbel A50. | Christie's
  • Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 194

    [DICKENS, Charles]. Master Humphrey's Clock [including The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge]. London: Chapman and Hall, April 1840-November 1841. 20 original monthly parts forming 3 volumes, 8° (268 x 175mm). Wood-engraved frontispiece to each vol., 170 woodcut illustrations, almost all after George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne. (R2-3 in pt. 4 frayed and repaired at outer margin, AA3 of pt. 6 with closed marginal tear, some other leaves frayed, pts 10-12 rather soiled at margins, preface leaf in pt 20 soiled on verso, some light creasing, pt 1 without rear ad for "Tyas's Popular Illustrated Publications", end ad. in pt 15 torn wth loss.) Original blue pictorial wrappers after Cattermole (pt 20 with substituted wrapper from pt 2 with a zero added in ink, some repairs to spines and covers, some covers frayed at fore-edge, some soiling). Provenance: various names on wrappers in contemporary hands, including "Editor of the Dublin Evening Mail" (pt 6) -- [Thomas Thorpe Catalogue 421, July 1978, no. 629] -- Neville L. Fakes (sold Sotheby's London, 11 July 2002, lot 204).

    FIRST EDITION IN MONTHLY PARTS of this title which began as a miscellany but became the vehicle for two novels. There were actually four forms of publication: in 88 weekly parts, 20 monthly parts, the 3-volume edition, and the issue in separately bound volumes of the two novels. Eckel pp. 67-70; Hatton and Cleaver pp. 163-182; Gimbel A50.

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    [DICKENS, Charles]. Master Humphrey's Clock [including The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge]. London: Chapman and Hall, April 1840-November 1841. 20 original monthly parts forming 3 volumes, 8° (268 x 175mm). Wood-engraved frontispiece to each vol., 170 woodcut illustrations, almost all after George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne. (R2-3 in pt. 4 frayed and repaired at outer margin, AA3 of pt. 6 with closed marginal tear, some other leaves frayed, pts 10-12 rather soiled at margins, preface leaf in pt 20 soiled on verso, some light creasing, pt 1 without rear ad for "Tyas's Popular Illustrated Publications", end ad. in pt 15 torn wth loss.) Original blue pictorial wrappers after Cattermole (pt 20 with substituted wrapper from pt 2 with a zero added in ink, some repairs to spines and covers, some covers frayed at fore-edge, some soiling). Provenance: various names on wrappers in contemporary hands, including "Editor of the Dublin Evening Mail" (pt 6) -- [Thomas Thorpe Catalogue 421, July 1978, no. 629] -- Neville L. Fakes (sold Sotheby's London, 11 July 2002, lot 204).

    FIRST EDITION IN MONTHLY PARTS of this title which began as a miscellany but became the vehicle for two novels. There were actually four forms of publication: in 88 weekly parts, 20 monthly parts, the 3-volume edition, and the issue in separately bound volumes of the two novels. Eckel pp. 67-70; Hatton and Cleaver pp. 163-182; Gimbel A50.


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