• 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 44

    [DICKENS, Charles.] Sketches by Boz Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839.

    Price Realised  

    [DICKENS, Charles.] Sketches by Boz Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839.

    8o (211 x 134 mm). Half-title. Frontispiece, vignette title and 38 plates by George Cruikshank (some occasional pale offsetting). Contemporary black half morocco, marbled boards, gilt-lettered and -decorated on spine (some minor rubbing).

    FIRST SINGLE VOLUME EDITION. With the plate "Parish Engine" bound before p.[3], all plates before "Greenwich Fair" (at p. 120) without the Chapman & Hall imprint. Eckel, p. 15; Smith I: 1 p.16 (note).


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