London: Chapman and Hall, [1838]." /> DICKENS, Charles. <I>Nicholas Nickleby. A Farce, In Two Acts. Taken from the popular work of that name, by "Boz". By Edward Stirling...As Performed at the Adelphi Theatre... </I> London: Chapman and Hall, [1838].|
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    The William E. Self Family Collection Part I The Kenyon Starling Library Of Charles Dickens

    2 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

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    DICKENS, Charles. Nicholas Nickleby. A Farce, In Two Acts. Taken from the popular work of that name, by "Boz". By Edward Stirling...As Performed at the Adelphi Theatre... London: Chapman and Hall, [1838].

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    DICKENS, Charles. Nicholas Nickleby. A Farce, In Two Acts. Taken from the popular work of that name, by "Boz". By Edward Stirling...As Performed at the Adelphi Theatre... London: Chapman and Hall, [1838].

    12o (177 x 105 mm). Engraved frontispiece by Pierce Egan the Younger (lightly browned, one or two pale marginal stains). (Some spotting.) Modern tan buckram, gilt. Provenance: Pickford Waller (1873-1927) British illustrator (bookplate); Kenyon Starling.

    FIRST EDITION, first performed on 19 November 1838. Stirling also created adaptations of Dickens' works: Pickwick Club and The Fortunes of Spike [1840]. Yale/Gimbel C47.

    [with:]

    Master Humphrey's Clock; A Domestic Drama, in Two Acts...by Frederick Fox Cooper... London: J. Duncombe & Co., [ca 1840]. 12o (145 x 93 mm). Frontispiece by Mr. Findlay. (Lightly browned, one or two spots.) Half green morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, original pictorial pink-brown printed paper wrappers bound in. Provenance: Charles Plumptre Johnson (1853-1938), Dickens bibliographer (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Duncombe's Edition 325. Cooper adapted a number of Dickens's works for the stage, including Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities and Little Dorrit. From the library of Charles Plumptre Johnson, author of Hints to Collectors of Original Editions of Charles Dickens, 1885 and other works on Dickens and Thackeray.

    [With:]

    The Old Curiosity Shop: or, One Hour from Master Humphrey's Clock. A Drama, in Two Acts. By E. Stirling... London: John Duncombe, [n.d.]. 12o (152 x 96 mm). Frontispiece by Mr. Findlay. (Lightly browned.) Half green morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf. Provenance: Charles Plumptre Johnson (bookplate). Yale/Gimbel C58 recording a later edition of 1868. (3)


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