The Library of Fiction, Or Family Story-Teller; Consisting of Original Tales, Essays, and Sketches of Character. London: Chapman & Hall, 1836-1837. | Christie's" /> [DICKENS, Charles]. "The Tuggs's at Ramsgate" and "A Little Talk About Sweeps." In: <I>The Library of Fiction, Or Family Story-Teller; Consisting of Original Tales, Essays, and Sketches of Character.</I> London: Chapman & Hall, 1836-1837. | Christie's
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    The William E. Self Family Collection Part I The Kenyon Starling Library Of Charles Dickens

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    [DICKENS, Charles]. "The Tuggs's at Ramsgate" and "A Little Talk About Sweeps." In: The Library of Fiction, Or Family Story-Teller; Consisting of Original Tales, Essays, and Sketches of Character. London: Chapman & Hall, 1836-1837.

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    [DICKENS, Charles]. "The Tuggs's at Ramsgate" and "A Little Talk About Sweeps." In: The Library of Fiction, Or Family Story-Teller; Consisting of Original Tales, Essays, and Sketches of Character. London: Chapman & Hall, 1836-1837.

    2 volumes, 8o (206 x 129 mm). Half-titles. 28 plates by R. Seymour, R. Buss, Hablot K. Browne ["Phiz"] and others (some spotting). (Lightly browned, one or two pale stains, some pages trimmed.) Publisher's black (volume one) and blue (volume two) diced cloth, covers decorated in blind, spines lettered in gilt, uncut (corners rubbed, inner hinges of volume two split); half purple morocco gilt slipcases. Provenance: Kenyon Starling (bookplates).

    FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM. Originally published in monthly parts. "The Tuggs's at Ramsgate" appears pp. 1-18 and "A Little Talk about Spring and Sweeps" pp. 113 - 119, both under the name "Boz". "The Tuggs's..." was subsequently published in the parts issue of Sketches by Boz parts 15 and 16; "A Little Talk..." in Sketches by Boz. The Second Series. Eckel, pp. 137-39; Yale/Gimbel E122. (2)


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