Heads from Nicholas Nickleby. London: Robert Tyas, 1839-1840." /> [NICHOLAS NICKLEBY]. MEADOWS, Joseph Kenny ("Miss La Creevy,") illustrator. <I>Heads from Nicholas Nickleby.</I> London: Robert Tyas, 1839-1840. | Christie's
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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 63

    [NICHOLAS NICKLEBY]. MEADOWS, Joseph Kenny ("Miss La Creevy,") illustrator. Heads from Nicholas Nickleby. London: Robert Tyas, 1839-1840.

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    [NICHOLAS NICKLEBY]. MEADOWS, Joseph Kenny ("Miss La Creevy,") illustrator. Heads from Nicholas Nickleby. London: Robert Tyas, 1839-1840.

    6 parts, 8o (226 x 146 mm). 24 engraved plates, advertisments. Original printed pink wrappers; morocco backed folding case. Provenance: Kenyon Starling (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION. The Heads are advertised in the first part: "These 'Heads' will comprise Portraits of the most interesting individuals that appear in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, selected at the period when their very actions define their true characters, and exhibit the inward mind by its outward manifestations." Kitton Dickens and his Illustrators, London, 1899, pp.233-34; Yale/Gimbel H1112.


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