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    Sale 5822

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 115

    DICKENS, Charles. The Chimes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. Small 8° (164 x 99mm). Engraved frontispiece and additional title after D. Maclise, 11 wood-engravings after R. Doyle, J. Leech, and C. Stanfield. (Light marginal spotting and soiling to quire B, corners of same quire lightly creased.) Original red cloth gilt, gilt edges (spine repairs, slightly frayed at head), later red cloth box. FIRST EDITION, first state of the additional title. Dickens's second Christmas book, written in Genoa, Italy, and published 16 December, 1844. Eckel pp. 116-118; Gimbel 86; Smith II, 5.

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    DICKENS, Charles. The Chimes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. Small 8° (164 x 99mm). Engraved frontispiece and additional title after D. Maclise, 11 wood-engravings after R. Doyle, J. Leech, and C. Stanfield. (Light marginal spotting and soiling to quire B, corners of same quire lightly creased.) Original red cloth gilt, gilt edges (spine repairs, slightly frayed at head), later red cloth box. FIRST EDITION, first state of the additional title. Dickens's second Christmas book, written in Genoa, Italy, and published 16 December, 1844. Eckel pp. 116-118; Gimbel 86; Smith II, 5.

    DICKENS, C. The Cricket on the Hearth. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846 [1845]. Small 8° (164 x 99mm). Wood-engraved frontispiece and additional title after D. Maclise, and 12 wood-engravings after R. Doyle, J. Leech, C. Stanfield and E. Landseer. (Small marginal stain to C4r, M2 with closed tear at bottom margin.) Original red cloth gilt, gilt edges, later red cloth box. FIRST EDITION of the third Christmas book, published 20 December 1845. Advertisement leaf with second state of the Oliver Twist advertisement. Eckel pp. 119-120; Gimbel A92; Smith II, 6. (2)


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