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Master Humphrey's Clock

By Dickens, Charles

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Master Humphrey's Clock was an ambitious weekly literary magazine published by Dickens himself. Lasting only from 1840 to 1841, it spun off some major works, including "The Old Curiosity Shop" and this collection of stories and sketches. The narrator is Master Humphrey , not "churlish" and not a "misanthrope", who describes his daily life and his encounters with vivid characters including Mr. Pickwick. The clock is his old companion, where he stores manuscripts.

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Master Humphrey's Clock; The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Dickens, Charles

London, England: Heron Books, 1967. Very good hard cover, with some bumping to corners. Part of the centennial edition of his Complete Works. Green boards.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

  • Published: 1967
  • Condition: Very Good
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens Charles

Chapman and Hall Book. Good-. Hardcover. Fireside Edition. Binding feels a little weak. Slight rubbing and bumping. Nineteen illustrations. Light foxing to a few pages..

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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens, Charles

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Dickens, Charles

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Master Humphrey's Clock; The Mystery of Edwin Drood (The Fireside Dickens)

Charles Dickens

London: Chapman & Hall. Very Good/No Jacket. Cloth. 12mo A crisp and tight copy. Lightly bumped spine ends. No date. .

  • Condition: Very Good/No Jacket
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Master Humphrey's Clock - Edwin Drood

Dickens, Charles

London: Heron Books, 1967 Green faux leather, gilt embellishments. printed on quality white paper. decorative feps, cotton page marker, light rubbing, The binding is tight, probably unread. part of a uniform edition of his works.. Centennial Edition. Hard Back. Very Good - Near Fine/No Dj. 130x190mm.

  • Published: 1967
  • Condition: Very Good - Near Fine
  • Edition: Centennial Edition
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Charles Dickens

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Master Humphrey's Clock (Dodo Press)

Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870), also known as "Boz", was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. The popularity of his novels and short stories has meant that not one has ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote serialised novels, the usual format for fiction at the

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  • ISBN: 9781406554700
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Charles Dickens

Chapman & Hall, 1111. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 285 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards with decorative gilt. Ex-school label to the pastedown. Good bright pages. Mild foxing to the endpapers. Many illustrations throughout. Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Good boards with minimal wear. Spine extremes ripped. Bright gilt.

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Charles Dickens

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Master Humphrey's Clock

Charles Dickens

Philadelphia: D.N. Goodchild at The Press at Toad Hall--Publishers of High-Quality Reprint Titles Since 1998, 2005 --NOTE: THIS IS NOT A FACSIMILE REPRINT. Our books are completely re-typeset and redesigned in a manner respectful of the original volume. We print on opaque, cream-coloured 70lb offset text stock. Printing is in ink; NO laser printing or photocopies. Chapter initials are in colour. Any illustrations are digitally enhanced. Full-page photographic and/or engraved plates are tissue-guarded. Covers are bound in the half-calf manner with maroon vinyl book cloth. All books have a red-ribbon bookmark,laminated jackets for cleanliness and durability plus royal-red inside covers and parchment end papers. Most books have either a new frontispiece illustration of the author, a short biography or both. Cover and jacket designs are consistent across all titles; appropriate for a collectable library. All books are made in the U.S.A. ---------- 128 pages. 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75 inches tall. Reprint. Hardcover. New/New.

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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall limited/ Henry frowde/ Oxford Uni. Press Book. Illus. by Chattermole and Phiz. Very Good. Hardcover. A red leather book with thin boards. Leather embossed with gilt lettering and decoration, Bust like illustration of author embossed into front cover. Spine ends chipped and general wear to edges and corners but nothing major.. Top page edges gilt. No date but vintage..

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Master Humphrey's Clock (Dodo Press)

Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens

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Master Humphrey's Clock

Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens

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Dickens, Charles

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Charles Dickens

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Master Humphrey's Clock (In 20 Monthly parts)

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall First edition in the original 20 monthly parts. The William E. Self copy, with his bookplate inside box; April 1840 - November 1841; large octavo in sixes, [i-viii], [1]2-306; [i-v]vi, [1]2-306; [i-v]vi, [1]2-426. Original wrapper design by Cattermole; 2 frontispieces, 130 woodcuts and 25 initials by Browne; 1 frontispiece and 38 woodcuts by Cattermole; 1 woodcut each by S. Williams and Maclise. This outstanding set lacks only the scarce "Tyas's Popular Illustrated Publications" in part 1; all other ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present. All wrappers are correct. Most spines are expertly renewed; neat subscriber's name on margin of front wrap of parts 3, 14, 16, 19 and 20. Internally fine. Housed in an attractive quarter leather clamshell box..

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Master Humphrey's Clock - 3 volumes

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 7" X 10.

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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

1840. FIRST EDITION. DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock by "Boz" London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-41. Twenty monthly parts. Quarto, original pale green pictorial wrappers. Housed in custom three-quarter green pebbled calf pull-off case. $4000. First edition of Master Humphrey's Clock in original monthly parts, including The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablôt Knight Browne ("Phiz"). When Dickens conceived of this work, he "had already written his preface to [Nickleby], in which for the first time he adopts that fond and agreeable tone towards his audience which he wished to continue" in Master Humphrey's Clock, "his aim being, he said, that of '…one who wished their happiness, and contributed to their amusement.' Here is Dickens as the man of feeling, uniting all his readership in a concord of affection and brotherhood" (Ackroyd, 291). "Dickens feared that his readers had become weary of stories in monthly issues on account of the lapse of time between the numbers. At the request of Chapman & Hall he outlined his plans partially in a letter… The new [weekly] venture began… with a circulation of 70,000, but this fell so quickly that the original project was abandoned and a [monthly] serial was begun in the fourth number under the well-known title of 'The Old Curiosity Shop'" (Eckel). This is the first edition in monthly parts, the second of four original forms of publication of Master Humphrey's Clock: (1) 88 weekly parts, (2) 20 monthly parts, (3) a three-volume edition ("triple-decker"), and (4) separately bound volumes of The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. "Every fourth or fifth week, the text portion of the weekly numbers was collected, and made up into a single part, each being bound in green wrappers, and these constituted the monthly parts" (Hatton & Cleaver). Master Humphrey's Clock is the first time wood-engravings were used as a medium in place of etchings on steel. The cover illustrations were engraved by Landells from designs by George Cattermole. Hablôt K. Browne ("Phiz") provided 154 of the 198 in-text illustrations. Browne illustrated this work as it was being written—not having the advantage of reading and analyzing the book before making his preliminary drawings (Hodnett, 110). All but three advertisements are present (without the Cumberland advertisement in part 11 and the two called for in part 14). Part 11 contains instead, duplicate advertisements from part 1, with the Rippon dated March 1st, 1840, some resetting in the Beart's advertisement, different wood-engravings in the Tyas, and an additional, unrecorded publisher's advertisement for Picturesque Sketches in Scotland. Wrappers on parts 11 and 15 are supplied from parts 3, 13 and 16 of another set. Hatton & Cleaver, 163-182. Eckel, 67-70. Gimbel A50. Wrappers remarkably clean with only light soiling, expert restoration to some spines. An excellent copy of this rare first edition in original monthly parts.

  • Edition: FIRST EDITION
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MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK

Dickens, Charles

1840. [a handsome copy] With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. [In Three Volumes.] London: Chapman and Hall, 1840/-41/-41. Original blind-stamped purple-brown cloth with gilt-decorated spines and front covers. First Edition in book form of THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP and of BARNABY RUDGE. After NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, Dickens decided that all his future novels would be issued as loosely-connected tales presented by one Master Humphrey; furthermore, serialization would be weekly, and with illustrations printed within the text rather than on separate plates. MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK was initially issued in 88 weekly (and also grouped as 20 monthly) parts; the three volumes in cloth were accordingly published separately, at intervals of about seven months. Simultaneous with the publication of Vol III, MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK was divided and issued as two separate one-volume novels -- at which time Dickens gave up on the experiment, and reverted to the old formula (monthly serial parts, with separate plates) for MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT and subsequent novels.~This set is in the primary (and usual) binding, with the gilt front cover clock whose hands point to the appropriate volume number. We have seen copies of MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK with several variations of endpapers: marbled, light coffee-brown, pale yellow, and (as here) plain white. The page edges are plain (some copies with marbled endpapers also have marbled edges). Subscribers to serial parts could have them bound into this "original publisher's cloth" at a multitude of places, so variations of endpapers and edges are many.~The condition of the volumes is near-fine: there is very slight wear at a few extremities and some of the endpapers are cracked, but there is none of the usual fading of the spines, the cover gilt remains nice and bright, and there is scarcely any foxing within. In all, quite a desirable set. Smith I pp 44-57.

  • Published: 1840
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Master Humphrey's Clock: Master Humphrey's Clock, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge (Three volume set)

Dickens, Charles

Chapman & Hall, 1840-1841. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. VGC.Chapman and Hall.Three volumes.Vol I (MDCCCXL,1840), Vol II & Vol III (MDCCCXLI,1841).First impression of the first edition of the original parts of Charles Dickens's famous work 'Master Humphrey's Clock.Master Humphrey's Clock, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge.The highly rare 'Time' plate present to Volume II (in place of the title page and vignette). Large format hardbacks bound in buckram over cloth boards,with gilt edges to the spines(a couple of small nicks and dent on the edges of the covers and spines) in VGC, no Dj cover as issued.Illustrated with b/w plates.Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne(Phiz).Nice and clean pages but tainted on the outer edges,some foxing marks,creases,nicks and ink marks on the edges of the pages,small tear on the edge of page 241 in vol II,previous owner's name and date written inside the front endpapers for all 3 volumes,small bookshop sticker inside the edge of the front covers,name written on the edges of the title page in vol I & III.The 3 volume set is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.1038pp including Preface.A collectable and scarce three volume set.Heavy books(approx 2.8 Kg).Photos available on request.

  • Published: 1840-1841
  • Condition: Very good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens, Charles, Illustrated by Cattermole & Browne

London:: Chapman and Hall,, 1840. 3/4 Geen Morocco. Excellent. 8vo. The First Edition in a wonderful, decorative contemporay green morocco binding over marbled boards and marbled edges. Contents show some very light, occasional foxing. Bindings are rubbed and corners show wear. But a lovely set notwithstanding.. 3 Volumes.

  • Published: 1840
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens Charles

Slipcased, near fine copy of Master Humphrey's Clock. 3 vols. 4to. 306 pp., 306 pp., 426 pp. Bound in original brown boards, with tooling, and gilt spine, and gold embossed "clock" on front cover. All boards are gorgeously tooled with gilt rules and inner floral dentelles. All have marbled endpapers. There is some moderate wear to the boards; the corners of boards have bumps; The original gilt-stamped, brown, cloth binding from the front board and from the spine is neatly bound into each volume at the conclusion of the text. The cloth from each front board features a gilt-stamped clock whose hand points to the hour which represents the volume number. With black-and-white illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") and George Cattermole, engraved on wood by E. Landells, C. Gray,Vasey, and S. Williams. Daniel Maclise and Samuel Williams each prepared one illustration. This first edition, three-volume set is in excellent condition: clean, tight and bright throughout

  • Published: 1840
  • Condition: Fine
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MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK (being, OLD CURIOSITY SHOP and BARNABY RUDGE)

Dickens Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1840, 1841. 3 volumes. First edition. With 198 drawings by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Royal 8vo, bound in handsome period three-quarter tan calf over marbled boards, the borders ruled in blind, the spines very handsomely decorated with wide raised bands gilt decorated, compartments decorated with gilt panel designs incorporating fine central ornamental pieces, two compartments gilt lettered over maroon morocco labels, all edges marbled. iv,306, vi, 306, vi, 426. A handsome and well preserved set, internally quite clean and fresh with very little aging, the bindings in a fine state of preservation. MASTER HUMPHREY’S CLOCK was initially an experiment on Dickens’ part. He originally intended it to be a miscellany which would contain a continuous narrative linked by reminisces of the narrator, Master Humphrey. He outlined his goals in a preliminary letter to Chapman and Hall: “To introduce a little club or knot of characters and to carry their personal histories and proceedings through the work; to introduce fresh characters constantly; to re-introduce Mr. Pickwick and Sam Weller; [xxx] to write amusing essays on the various foibles of the day as they arise; to take advantage of passing events; and to vary the form of the papers by throwing them into sketches, letters from imaginary correspondents, and so forth, so as to diversify the contents as much as possible.” Dickens would use ideas from the outline of this form in several succeeding books. As the originally-conceived miscellany, MASTER HUMPHREY’S CLOCK failed to gain a substantial readership, so the project was quickly abandoned, the story transformed into a serial, and the character of Master Humphrey himself abandoned as a narrator in the midst of THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP. According to Eckel, the work was published in four distinct forms over the course of its creation: in 88 weekly parts, 30 monthly parts, a three-volume edition, and in separately bound volumes of the two stories, "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge." The three volume sets have become scarce indeed, especially so in such a fine state of preservation. According to Eckel, this work was published in four distinct forms: in 88 weekly parts, 30 montly parts, a three-volume edition, and in separately bound volumes of the two stories, "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnably Rudge." "In the latter form," he states, "all the extraneous 'Clock' matter had been expunged, but was retained in the other forms of publication." The three volume sets have become scarce indeed and especially so in such a fine state of preservation.

  • Published: 1840, 1841
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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

London, Chapman and Hall, 1840-41., 1840. First editions. Tall 8vo. 194 engraved illustrations, chiefly after drawings by George Cattermole and Hablot Knight Browne (with one by Daniel Maclise). Full polished tan calf by Riviere & Son, gilt stamped spines with raised bands and floral decorated compartments with tan and red spine labels, covers double ruled in gilt, gilt inner fillets and dentelles, edges extra gilt, marbled. Fine. No foxing, text remarkably clean. 3 volumes in one complete. Tan cloth slipcase. No signatures or bookplates. Fine first edition (also incorporating "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge"). Eckel, pp. 69-70.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

  • Published: 1840
  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens , Charles

LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL, 1840. First Edition . FULL CALF LEATHER. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. text and illustrations bright and clean. Previous owners neat signature on free front end papers. In a period binding which is quite worn along the spines and this is a triple decker that deserves a rebind saving the period full leather boards . Clean binding copy only . Bright strike and high contrast illustrations .

  • Published: 1840
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: First Edition
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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

0. DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock. With Ilustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. 3 vols. 4tos. Orig. gilt-decorated cloth. London: Chapman & Hall, 1840-1841. First book edition. A very good set.

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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall,, 1840–41. With illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. 3 volumes, octavo. Original purple vertical-grain ribbed cloth, covers elaborately blindstamped, front covers with ornate clock motif stamped in gilt at centre, spines gilt all over, red speckled edges. 173 illustrations, 25 figurative initials. Bookseller's ticket and contemporary ownership inscription to each front pastedown. Spines rolled and faded, cloth rubbed and marked. A very good set. First edition in book form of Dickens's experiment, unique in his canon, of publishing two novels together, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Both were republished as separate novels on the same day as the third volume here; this format has primacy.

  • Published: 1840–41
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Scattered foxing throughout. Lacks dedication and blank leaf in. George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Beautifully bound by Campbell Logan Bindery in quarter green oasis and green silk moire boards.

  • Published: 1840
  • Condition: Scattered foxing throughout. Lacks dedication and blank leaf in
  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Charles Dickens

41 - London - Chapman and Hall, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition, bound from the parts,of the classic Master Humphrey's Clock, containing The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, in a fine, decorative binding. An unusually bright copy in a very smart binding. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. Bound from the Parts. Complete in Three Volumes. Master Humphrey's Clock was originally a weekly periodical. It begins with a frame story in which Master Humphrey tells about himself and his small circle of friends and their penchant for telling stories. Several short stories are included, followed by the novels The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, that were later published as separate worksCondition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities,just some rubbing and edge wear. Internally the pages have some very slight browning with intermittent spots and handling marks. Overall the condition is very good..

  • Published: 1840
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First edition
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Master Humphrey's Clock (Complete in three volumes in two books - includes The Old Curiosity SHop and Barnaby Rudge)

Charles Dickens

London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. These two books are clean, tight, square with good corners and unmarked (volume II and III are dated 1841). They are rubbed at the edges and there is some fraying to the leather there. They have 306, 303, 426, bright clear pages with minimal foxing (generally confined to the end papers) extensively illustrated with black and white drawings. They have a three-quarter binding with tan leather at the corners and spine and boards covered in red, marbled papers. The spine have five raised bands with gold titles in darker panels. Volumes I and II are separated in the first book by a frontispiece on thicker paper. The title page for volume II is at the front of the second book. The title page for volume III is in the second book between the volumes II and III.

  • Published: 1840
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition First Printing
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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles [1812-1870]

London: Chapman And Hall, 1840-41., 1840. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., iv, 306; 1 p.l., [v]-vi, 306; 1 p.l., [v]-vi, 426. 3 frontis., 168 text illus., & 24 figure initials, engraved on wood by E.Landells, C.Gray, Vasey, & S.Williams, after designs by George Cattermole & Hablot Knight Browne. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (spine ends worn & frayed, rear joint of Vol. III repaired, foxing to endpapers & outer leaves in Vols. I-II). First Edition in Book Form. "This odd mélange which includes The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, and an elaborate surrounding apparatus, is the pinnacle of Dickensian Gothic. Appropriately enough, it is illustrated with wood engravings in the text rather than full-page etchings, as in Dickens's earlier novels. Phiz, who is in excellent form, predominates, but there are also fifteen engravings after George Cattermole, whose wonderful clutter of antiquarian and architectural details is well suited to Dickens's chosen subjects." (Ray) Smith I 6. NCBEL III 794. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914, 60.. F. Hardcover.

  • Published: 1840
  • Edition: F
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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall. 1840-1841. First. First edition. Three volumes. Bound in 19th Century diced calf, each volume very neatly rebacked. Ruled and titled in gilt. A couple of modest stains to the boards, a little rubbing at the spine, an attractive, very good or better set. Contains The Old Curiousity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. .

  • Published: 1840-1841
  • Edition: First
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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman & Hall, 1840. First. hardcover. fine. Illus. by George Cattermole and H.K. Browne. 3 vols. 4to, early 20th century 3/4 red morocco, all edges gilt; London: Chapman & Hall, 1840-41. First Edition in book form. The plates are clean, with none of the usual foxing.

  • Published: 1840
  • Condition: fine
  • Edition: First
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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman & Hall, 1840. First. hardcover. very good(+). Illus. by George Cattermole and H.K. Browne. 3 vols. 4to, 1/2 burgundy morocco, over marbled boards; all edges gilt; leather professionally touched up. bookplates in each volume. London: Chapman & Hall, 1840-41. First Edition in book form. Eckel, p.69. The plates are clean, with little or no of the usual foxing.

  • Published: 1840
  • Condition: very good(+)
  • Edition: First
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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall,, 1840. 2 volumes, octavo. 19th-century purple full calf blocked to resemble morocco, ornate gilt roll bordering both sides, spines elaborately gilt in compartments with two dark red morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Frontispiece and engraved illustrations. Spine darkened, general light rubbing to the bindings, internally very fresh. An excellent set. First edition of Dickens's only experiment with publishing two novels together. Though both novels were republished separately on the same day as the present publication, this format has primacy.

  • Published: 1840
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Master Humphrey's Clock (In 20 Monthly parts)

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall First edition in the original 20 monthly parts. The William E. Self copy, with his bookplate inside box; April 1840 - November 1841; large octavo in sixes, [i-viii], [1]2-306; [i-v]vi, [1]2-306; [i-v]vi, [1]2-426. Original wrapper design by Cattermole; 2 frontispieces, 130 woodcuts and 25 initials by Browne; 1 frontispiece and 38 woodcuts by Cattermole; 1 woodcut each by S. Williams and Maclise. This outstanding set lacks only the scarce "Tyas's Popular Illustrated Publications" in part 1; all other ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present. All wrappers are correct. Most spines are expertly renewed; neat subscriber's name on margin of front wrap of parts 3, 14, 16, 19 and 20. Internally fine. Housed in an attractive quarter leather clamshell box..

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Master Humphrey's Clock - 3 volumes

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 7" X 10.

  • Condition: Very Good
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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

1840. FIRST EDITION. DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock by "Boz" London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-41. Twenty monthly parts. Quarto, original pale green pictorial wrappers. Housed in custom three-quarter green pebbled calf pull-off case. $4000. First edition of Master Humphrey's Clock in original monthly parts, including The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablôt Knight Browne ("Phiz"). When Dickens conceived of this work, he "had already written his preface to [Nickleby], in which for the first time he adopts that fond and agreeable tone towards his audience which he wished to continue" in Master Humphrey's Clock, "his aim being, he said, that of '…one who wished their happiness, and contributed to their amusement.' Here is Dickens as the man of feeling, uniting all his readership in a concord of affection and brotherhood" (Ackroyd, 291). "Dickens feared that his readers had become weary of stories in monthly issues on account of the lapse of time between the numbers. At the request of Chapman & Hall he outlined his plans partially in a letter… The new [weekly] venture began… with a circulation of 70,000, but this fell so quickly that the original project was abandoned and a [monthly] serial was begun in the fourth number under the well-known title of 'The Old Curiosity Shop'" (Eckel). This is the first edition in monthly parts, the second of four original forms of publication of Master Humphrey's Clock: (1) 88 weekly parts, (2) 20 monthly parts, (3) a three-volume edition ("triple-decker"), and (4) separately bound volumes of The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. "Every fourth or fifth week, the text portion of the weekly numbers was collected, and made up into a single part, each being bound in green wrappers, and these constituted the monthly parts" (Hatton & Cleaver). Master Humphrey's Clock is the first time wood-engravings were used as a medium in place of etchings on steel. The cover illustrations were engraved by Landells from designs by George Cattermole. Hablôt K. Browne ("Phiz") provided 154 of the 198 in-text illustrations. Browne illustrated this work as it was being written—not having the advantage of reading and analyzing the book before making his preliminary drawings (Hodnett, 110). All but three advertisements are present (without the Cumberland advertisement in part 11 and the two called for in part 14). Part 11 contains instead, duplicate advertisements from part 1, with the Rippon dated March 1st, 1840, some resetting in the Beart's advertisement, different wood-engravings in the Tyas, and an additional, unrecorded publisher's advertisement for Picturesque Sketches in Scotland. Wrappers on parts 11 and 15 are supplied from parts 3, 13 and 16 of another set. Hatton & Cleaver, 163-182. Eckel, 67-70. Gimbel A50. Wrappers remarkably clean with only light soiling, expert restoration to some spines. An excellent copy of this rare first edition in original monthly parts.

  • Edition: FIRST EDITION
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MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK

Dickens, Charles

1840. [a handsome copy] With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. [In Three Volumes.] London: Chapman and Hall, 1840/-41/-41. Original blind-stamped purple-brown cloth with gilt-decorated spines and front covers. First Edition in book form of THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP and of BARNABY RUDGE. After NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, Dickens decided that all his future novels would be issued as loosely-connected tales presented by one Master Humphrey; furthermore, serialization would be weekly, and with illustrations printed within the text rather than on separate plates. MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK was initially issued in 88 weekly (and also grouped as 20 monthly) parts; the three volumes in cloth were accordingly published separately, at intervals of about seven months. Simultaneous with the publication of Vol III, MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK was divided and issued as two separate one-volume novels -- at which time Dickens gave up on the experiment, and reverted to the old formula (monthly serial parts, with separate plates) for MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT and subsequent novels.~This set is in the primary (and usual) binding, with the gilt front cover clock whose hands point to the appropriate volume number. We have seen copies of MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK with several variations of endpapers: marbled, light coffee-brown, pale yellow, and (as here) plain white. The page edges are plain (some copies with marbled endpapers also have marbled edges). Subscribers to serial parts could have them bound into this "original publisher's cloth" at a multitude of places, so variations of endpapers and edges are many.~The condition of the volumes is near-fine: there is very slight wear at a few extremities and some of the endpapers are cracked, but there is none of the usual fading of the spines, the cover gilt remains nice and bright, and there is scarcely any foxing within. In all, quite a desirable set. Smith I pp 44-57.

  • Published: 1840
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Master Humphrey's Clock: Master Humphrey's Clock, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge (Three volume set)

Dickens, Charles

Chapman & Hall, 1840-1841. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. VGC.Chapman and Hall.Three volumes.Vol I (MDCCCXL,1840), Vol II & Vol III (MDCCCXLI,1841).First impression of the first edition of the original parts of Charles Dickens's famous work 'Master Humphrey's Clock.Master Humphrey's Clock, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge.The highly rare 'Time' plate present to Volume II (in place of the title page and vignette). Large format hardbacks bound in buckram over cloth boards,with gilt edges to the spines(a couple of small nicks and dent on the edges of the covers and spines) in VGC, no Dj cover as issued.Illustrated with b/w plates.Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne(Phiz).Nice and clean pages but tainted on the outer edges,some foxing marks,creases,nicks and ink marks on the edges of the pages,small tear on the edge of page 241 in vol II,previous owner's name and date written inside the front endpapers for all 3 volumes,small bookshop sticker inside the edge of the front covers,name written on the edges of the title page in vol I & III.The 3 volume set is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.1038pp including Preface.A collectable and scarce three volume set.Heavy books(approx 2.8 Kg).Photos available on request.

  • Published: 1840-1841
  • Condition: Very good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens, Charles, Illustrated by Cattermole & Browne

London:: Chapman and Hall,, 1840. 3/4 Geen Morocco. Excellent. 8vo. The First Edition in a wonderful, decorative contemporay green morocco binding over marbled boards and marbled edges. Contents show some very light, occasional foxing. Bindings are rubbed and corners show wear. But a lovely set notwithstanding.. 3 Volumes.

  • Published: 1840
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens Charles

Slipcased, near fine copy of Master Humphrey's Clock. 3 vols. 4to. 306 pp., 306 pp., 426 pp. Bound in original brown boards, with tooling, and gilt spine, and gold embossed "clock" on front cover. All boards are gorgeously tooled with gilt rules and inner floral dentelles. All have marbled endpapers. There is some moderate wear to the boards; the corners of boards have bumps; The original gilt-stamped, brown, cloth binding from the front board and from the spine is neatly bound into each volume at the conclusion of the text. The cloth from each front board features a gilt-stamped clock whose hand points to the hour which represents the volume number. With black-and-white illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") and George Cattermole, engraved on wood by E. Landells, C. Gray,Vasey, and S. Williams. Daniel Maclise and Samuel Williams each prepared one illustration. This first edition, three-volume set is in excellent condition: clean, tight and bright throughout

  • Published: 1840
  • Condition: Fine
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MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK (being, OLD CURIOSITY SHOP and BARNABY RUDGE)

Dickens Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1840, 1841. 3 volumes. First edition. With 198 drawings by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Royal 8vo, bound in handsome period three-quarter tan calf over marbled boards, the borders ruled in blind, the spines very handsomely decorated with wide raised bands gilt decorated, compartments decorated with gilt panel designs incorporating fine central ornamental pieces, two compartments gilt lettered over maroon morocco labels, all edges marbled. iv,306, vi, 306, vi, 426. A handsome and well preserved set, internally quite clean and fresh with very little aging, the bindings in a fine state of preservation. MASTER HUMPHREY’S CLOCK was initially an experiment on Dickens’ part. He originally intended it to be a miscellany which would contain a continuous narrative linked by reminisces of the narrator, Master Humphrey. He outlined his goals in a preliminary letter to Chapman and Hall: “To introduce a little club or knot of characters and to carry their personal histories and proceedings through the work; to introduce fresh characters constantly; to re-introduce Mr. Pickwick and Sam Weller; [xxx] to write amusing essays on the various foibles of the day as they arise; to take advantage of passing events; and to vary the form of the papers by throwing them into sketches, letters from imaginary correspondents, and so forth, so as to diversify the contents as much as possible.” Dickens would use ideas from the outline of this form in several succeeding books. As the originally-conceived miscellany, MASTER HUMPHREY’S CLOCK failed to gain a substantial readership, so the project was quickly abandoned, the story transformed into a serial, and the character of Master Humphrey himself abandoned as a narrator in the midst of THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP. According to Eckel, the work was published in four distinct forms over the course of its creation: in 88 weekly parts, 30 monthly parts, a three-volume edition, and in separately bound volumes of the two stories, "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge." The three volume sets have become scarce indeed, especially so in such a fine state of preservation. According to Eckel, this work was published in four distinct forms: in 88 weekly parts, 30 montly parts, a three-volume edition, and in separately bound volumes of the two stories, "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnably Rudge." "In the latter form," he states, "all the extraneous 'Clock' matter had been expunged, but was retained in the other forms of publication." The three volume sets have become scarce indeed and especially so in such a fine state of preservation.

  • Published: 1840, 1841
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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

London, Chapman and Hall, 1840-41., 1840. First editions. Tall 8vo. 194 engraved illustrations, chiefly after drawings by George Cattermole and Hablot Knight Browne (with one by Daniel Maclise). Full polished tan calf by Riviere & Son, gilt stamped spines with raised bands and floral decorated compartments with tan and red spine labels, covers double ruled in gilt, gilt inner fillets and dentelles, edges extra gilt, marbled. Fine. No foxing, text remarkably clean. 3 volumes in one complete. Tan cloth slipcase. No signatures or bookplates. Fine first edition (also incorporating "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge"). Eckel, pp. 69-70.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

  • Published: 1840
  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens , Charles

LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL, 1840. First Edition . FULL CALF LEATHER. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. text and illustrations bright and clean. Previous owners neat signature on free front end papers. In a period binding which is quite worn along the spines and this is a triple decker that deserves a rebind saving the period full leather boards . Clean binding copy only . Bright strike and high contrast illustrations .

  • Published: 1840
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: First Edition
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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

0. DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock. With Ilustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. 3 vols. 4tos. Orig. gilt-decorated cloth. London: Chapman & Hall, 1840-1841. First book edition. A very good set.

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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall,, 1840–41. With illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. 3 volumes, octavo. Original purple vertical-grain ribbed cloth, covers elaborately blindstamped, front covers with ornate clock motif stamped in gilt at centre, spines gilt all over, red speckled edges. 173 illustrations, 25 figurative initials. Bookseller's ticket and contemporary ownership inscription to each front pastedown. Spines rolled and faded, cloth rubbed and marked. A very good set. First edition in book form of Dickens's experiment, unique in his canon, of publishing two novels together, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Both were republished as separate novels on the same day as the third volume here; this format has primacy.

  • Published: 1840–41
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Scattered foxing throughout. Lacks dedication and blank leaf in. George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Beautifully bound by Campbell Logan Bindery in quarter green oasis and green silk moire boards.

  • Published: 1840
  • Condition: Scattered foxing throughout. Lacks dedication and blank leaf in
  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Master Humphrey's Clock

Charles Dickens

41 - London - Chapman and Hall, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition, bound from the parts,of the classic Master Humphrey's Clock, containing The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, in a fine, decorative binding. An unusually bright copy in a very smart binding. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. Bound from the Parts. Complete in Three Volumes. Master Humphrey's Clock was originally a weekly periodical. It begins with a frame story in which Master Humphrey tells about himself and his small circle of friends and their penchant for telling stories. Several short stories are included, followed by the novels The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, that were later published as separate worksCondition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities,just some rubbing and edge wear. Internally the pages have some very slight browning with intermittent spots and handling marks. Overall the condition is very good..

  • Published: 1840
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First edition
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Master Humphrey's Clock (Complete in three volumes in two books - includes The Old Curiosity SHop and Barnaby Rudge)

Charles Dickens

London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. These two books are clean, tight, square with good corners and unmarked (volume II and III are dated 1841). They are rubbed at the edges and there is some fraying to the leather there. They have 306, 303, 426, bright clear pages with minimal foxing (generally confined to the end papers) extensively illustrated with black and white drawings. They have a three-quarter binding with tan leather at the corners and spine and boards covered in red, marbled papers. The spine have five raised bands with gold titles in darker panels. Volumes I and II are separated in the first book by a frontispiece on thicker paper. The title page for volume II is at the front of the second book. The title page for volume III is in the second book between the volumes II and III.

  • Published: 1840
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition First Printing
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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles [1812-1870]

London: Chapman And Hall, 1840-41., 1840. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., iv, 306; 1 p.l., [v]-vi, 306; 1 p.l., [v]-vi, 426. 3 frontis., 168 text illus., & 24 figure initials, engraved on wood by E.Landells, C.Gray, Vasey, & S.Williams, after designs by George Cattermole & Hablot Knight Browne. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (spine ends worn & frayed, rear joint of Vol. III repaired, foxing to endpapers & outer leaves in Vols. I-II). First Edition in Book Form. "This odd mélange which includes The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, and an elaborate surrounding apparatus, is the pinnacle of Dickensian Gothic. Appropriately enough, it is illustrated with wood engravings in the text rather than full-page etchings, as in Dickens's earlier novels. Phiz, who is in excellent form, predominates, but there are also fifteen engravings after George Cattermole, whose wonderful clutter of antiquarian and architectural details is well suited to Dickens's chosen subjects." (Ray) Smith I 6. NCBEL III 794. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914, 60.. F. Hardcover.

  • Published: 1840
  • Edition: F
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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall. 1840-1841. First. First edition. Three volumes. Bound in 19th Century diced calf, each volume very neatly rebacked. Ruled and titled in gilt. A couple of modest stains to the boards, a little rubbing at the spine, an attractive, very good or better set. Contains The Old Curiousity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. .

  • Published: 1840-1841
  • Edition: First
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