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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 31

    [PICKWICK PAPERS -- ANONYMOUS]. Original Illustrations to the Pickwick Papers. For Binding with the Cheap Edition. London: W. Strange, [April] - June, [1847].

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    [PICKWICK PAPERS -- ANONYMOUS]. Original Illustrations to the Pickwick Papers. For Binding with the Cheap Edition. London: W. Strange, [April] - June, [1847].

    4 monthly parts, 8o (190 x 127 mm). 16 engraved plates (lightly browned, one or two spots, a few creases). Original green pictorial printed paper wrappers (one or two corners creased, but EXCEPTIONALLY FINE); quarter green morocco gilt folding box. Provenance: Kenyon Starling (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION and apparently all published (British Library Dexter collection) even though another set of 16 plates is advertised on the back wrapper of part four: "Shortly will be Published Sixteen additional Engravings, forming a series of 32 Illustrations, the best and Cheapest to bind with the new Edition of Pickwick". Not at Yale/Gimbel. (4)


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