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DICKENS, Charles.

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

Stock Code
98015
LondonChapman & Hall, 1847
£1,900

An early edition of Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers, with hand-written letter by Charles Dickens; Abercrombie Terrace Friday the Fourth of December 1847 Dear Miss Greville I am extremely sorry for the cause of Miss Kelp's non-appearance today. Pray inform her that I shall be happy to see her any morning in the week after next between, ten and one - except on the 6th or 7th. Faithfully yours Charles Dickens. With original envelope bearing remnants of wax seal, hand-written, also in the author's hand; Miss Greville Charles Dickens. In another hand and different ink; Friday Dec 24 - 47

'From a literary standpoint the supremacy of this book has been… firmly established… It was written by Dickens when he was twenty-four and its publication placed the author on a solid foundation from which he never was removed…. It is quite probable that only Shakespeare's Works, the Bible and perhaps the English

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Thick 8vo., xiv,[2], 609pp, illustrations by Seymour and Phiz, age-toned, the occasional spot, small perforation to front free endpaper, upper hinge cracked but strong, else very good--plus, publisher's green cloth, a little rubbed and bumped on extremities, minimal soiling, otherwise very good.

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