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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

  • Lot 65

    [NICHOLAS NICKLEBY]. GILBERT, John, illustrator. 32 Plates to Illustrate the Cheap Edition of Nicholas Nickleby from Original Designs. London: E. Appleyard, n.d. [1847].

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    [NICHOLAS NICKLEBY]. GILBERT, John, illustrator. 32 Plates to Illustrate the Cheap Edition of Nicholas Nickleby from Original Designs. London: E. Appleyard, n.d. [1847].

    8o (191 x 122 mm). 32 plates (some minor marginal staining). Original printed yellow wrappers (some light soiling, repairs to spine); cloth chemise and slipcase. Provenance: Kenyon Starling (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION, and presumably bound from the original parts. The first four plates are by Gilbert, the remaining are by another artist, the majority engraved by C.M. Gorway. Originally published in 8 monthly parts. Kitton Dickens and his Illustrators, London, 1899, pp. 232-33; Yale/Gimbel H1083.


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