Our Young Folks. An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868." />
London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
[DICKENS, Charles]. "Holiday Romance" in: Our Young Folks. An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868.
Vol. 4, nos. 37, 39-41, 8° (226 x 137mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Dickens, 5 plates, 4 after John Gilbert illustrating "Holiday Romance". (Some thumb-soiling.) Original orange printed wrappers, uncut, later cloth case. Provenance: Maggie C. Culin (contemporary signature on nos. 37 and 39) -- William E. Self (his sale, Christie's New York, 2 April 2008, lot 180).
FIRST AMERICAN PRINTING of this charming four-part story, published simultaneously in All the Year Round. Each part was written from the perspective of a different child, pretending to be a grown up. Sold with the 1912 Frederick Warne edition of one part (The Magic Fishbone), illustrated by F.D. Bedford. Eckel p. 200; Gimbel E154 & B301; Kitton Minor Writings pp. 93-95. (5)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
An exceptional example of the most valuable illustrated book ever produced — and an icon of American art — will be offered on 14 June to benefit conservation causes
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Why the French Impressionist’s paintings of the Saint-Lazare train station are among his greatest achievements
Meredith Etherington-Smith hails the long and distinguished career of the London antiques dealer with a client list that reads like an international who’s who