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A Tale Of Two Cities

By Dickens, Charles




A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With 200 million copies sold, it is the most printed original English book, the most printed and among the most famous works of fiction.


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A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

Original red cloth (first binding). Joints very slightly tender, light soiling. A very handsome copy in original, unrestored condition. Half morocco case. FIRST EDITION, FIRST BINDING, FIRST PRINTING (with page 213 mis-numbered 113 and sig. b present on the list of illustrations, points that were corrected in later copies of this edition). A Tale of Two Cities is one of Dickens's greatest and most-quoted novels. "The force of the novel springs from its exploration of darkness and death but its beauty derives from Dickens's real sense of transcendence, from his ability to see the sweep of destiny . . . this is what emerges most clearly from one of his shortest and most powerful novels" (Ackroyd). Dickens was emotionally vested in this great novel. He wrote, "It has had complete possession of me; I have so far verified what is done and suffered in these pages as that I have certainly done and suffered it all myself." The quality and strength of the prose is some of the finest he was ever to produce, for example, "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known." This is the best copy we have seen. The novel's serialization in Dickens's weekly All the Year Round reduced the demand for the book and parts issues, and thus collectible copies are scarce. Provenance: Mrs. J. Insley Blair, Sotheby's, New York, 3 December 2004, lot 140.

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A Tale of Two Cities (in 8 monthly parts)

Dickens, Charles

Chapman and Hall, London, 1859 First Editions, First Printings in the ORIGINAL 8 monthly parts in seven books. A spectacular copy of this complete set. These monthly parts are bound in the ORIGINAL blue wrappers with the First Issue text with p. 213 showing "113" and the List of Plates bearing signature "b." This set collates complete, with the often-seen substitution of the Morison "Monument" ad for the Morison "View" ad in Part III and with a substitution of the slip from Part I in Part V. De Jongh ad at the back of part V is a different issue. The Plates in the wrappers are lightly foxed with minor wear to the wrappers. Overall, a magnificent set seldom seen in the original parts especially in this condition. Includes a custom drop box bound to protect the parts. We buy Dickens in parts.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

Chapman and Hall, London, 1859 First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the First issue point with page 213 miss-paginated. The publisher's catalog is present and dated November 1859. This copy is SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a laid in check dated 1859, the same year this book was published. A wonderful UNRESTORED copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's Red Cloth. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor discoloration to the endpapers. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this First Edition SIGNED by the author. We buy Charles Dickens First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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A Tale of Two Cities

DICKENS, CHARLES

London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First Edition; first binding; publisher's maroon cloth; 32 page publisher's catalogue (not present in all copies); owner’s 20th century ink notation on the front free endpaper; hinges and spine archivally mended (not rebacked or recased); some foxing; a very good copy.

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A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

Chapman and Hall, 1859 London Chapman and Hall, 1859. Beautiful First edition, First Issue in the Original Red Cloth DICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, first issue in the primary binding. Octavo 8 3/4 x 5 9/16 inches; 222 x 141 mm. [i-vii] viii [ix-x], [1] 2-254; Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz']. All eight of Smith's internal flaws necessary for the first issue present, including page 213 misnumbered 113. Publisher’s primary binding of deep red sand-grain cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Edges uncut. Cloth on boards is still a rich red. Housed in a full leather decorated red morocco clamshell case. An excellent copy. A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickens’s periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form mark Dickens’s return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are now quite rare. This title also marks the author’s final collaboration with Phiz, Dickens’s most evocative and most sympathetic illustrator. Smith I, 13. Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 333-342.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

First Edition, First Printing with the First issue point with page 213 misnumbered "113." The book is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL red cloth with NO restoration. The binding is tight with some wear to the spine and boards. The book has the inserted frontispiece with the decorative title-page and fourteen other inserted plates. Includes yellow half-sheet slip inserted between pages two and three announcing "Discontinuance of Household Words" and its merging with All the Year Round. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in book. A wonderful copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.

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A Tale of Two Cities.

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, first issue of one of Dickens' most enduring works, with p. 213 misnumbered "113," the signature mark "b" at the foot of the plate list, and the misspelling "affetcionately" on line 12, p. 134. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers. Sixteen plates after H.K. Browne including frontispiece and title vignette. In near fine condition. The most famous and possibly the most popular of Dickens's novels, A Tale of Two Cities shows a master of dramatic narrative extracting gold from the ore of history. If the bloody tableau of the French Revolution were not in itself sufficient for a dozen novels, Dickens added to it a professional resurrectionist, an authentic ogress, and an antihero as convincingly flawed as any in modern literature. "Dickens had always admired Carlyle's History of the French Revolution, and asked him to recommend suitable books from which he could research the period; in reply Carlyle sent him a 'cartload' of volumes... So great was [Dickens'] enthusiasm for the story that it had indeed 'taken in possession' of him... The force of the novel springs from its exploration of darkness and death but its beauty derives from Dickens' real sense of transcendence, from his ability to see the sweep of destiny" (Ackroyd, 858). The last of Dickens' books to be illustrated by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"), with 16 engraved plates by him. "Browne, for 23 years responsible for all the etchings which had so successfully embellished these [Dickens'] books, produced his last drawings for the present work... Bradbury and Evans, the printers of all and publishers of five of Dickens' works as issued in monthly parts, had ceased to act in this dual capacity after completion of Little Dorrit... [resulting] in the return of Chapman and Hall as publishers of this and all succeeding works" (Hatton & Cleaver, 333).

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A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

London:, 1859. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Magnificently bound in full crimson morocco by Bayntyn, Riviere. Gold portrait of Dickens on front cover and facsimilie of his famous signature on rear cover also in gold. Inner dentelles over beautiful marbled boards. All edges gilt. Eckel 86; Sadleir 701.. First Edition in Book Form. Fine. Illus. by H.K. Browne.. 8vo..

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A Tale of Two Cities.

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, first issue of one of Dickens' most enduring works, with p. 213 misnumbered "113," the signature mark "b" at the foot of the plate list, and the misspelling "affetcionately" on line 12, p. 134. Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, panels decoratively triple-ruled in gilt with gilt floral cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Sixteen plates after H.K. Browne including frontispiece and title vignette. In near fine condition. The most famous and possibly the most popular of Dickens's novels, A Tale of Two Cities shows a master of dramatic narrative extracting gold from the ore of history. If the bloody tableau of the French Revolution were not in itself sufficient for a dozen novels, Dickens added to it a professional resurrectionist, an authentic ogress, and an antihero as convincingly flawed as any in modern literature. "Dickens had always admired Carlyle's History of the French Revolution, and asked him to recommend suitable books from which he could research the period; in reply Carlyle sent him a 'cartload' of volumes... So great was [Dickens'] enthusiasm for the story that it had indeed 'taken in possession' of him... The force of the novel springs from its exploration of darkness and death but its beauty derives from Dickens' real sense of transcendence, from his ability to see the sweep of destiny" (Ackroyd, 858). The last of Dickens' books to be illustrated by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"), with 16 engraved plates by him. "Browne, for 23 years responsible for all the etchings which had so successfully embellished these [Dickens'] books, produced his last drawings for the present work... Bradbury and Evans, the printers of all and publishers of five of Dickens' works as issued in monthly parts, had ceased to act in this dual capacity after completion of Little Dorrit... [resulting] in the return of Chapman and Hall as publishers of this and all succeeding works" (Hatton & Cleaver, 333).

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A Tale of Two Cities.

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, first issue of one of Dickens' most enduring works, with p. 213 misnumbered "113," the signature mark "b" at the foot of the plate list, and the misspelling "affetcionately" on line 12, p. 134. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles to the spine, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, gilt embossed portrait of Dickens to the front panel, gilt signature to the rear panel, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles. Sixteen plates after H.K. Browne including frontispiece and title vignette. In fine condition. The most famous and possibly the most popular of Dickens's novels, A Tale of Two Cities shows a master of dramatic narrative extracting gold from the ore of history. If the bloody tableau of the French Revolution were not in itself sufficient for a dozen novels, Dickens added to it a professional resurrectionist, an authentic ogress, and an antihero as convincingly flawed as any in modern literature. "Dickens had always admired Carlyle's History of the French Revolution, and asked him to recommend suitable books from which he could research the period; in reply Carlyle sent him a 'cartload' of volumes... So great was [Dickens'] enthusiasm for the story that it had indeed 'taken in possession' of him... The force of the novel springs from its exploration of darkness and death but its beauty derives from Dickens' real sense of transcendence, from his ability to see the sweep of destiny" (Ackroyd, 858). The last of Dickens' books to be illustrated by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"), with 16 engraved plates by him. "Browne, for 23 years responsible for all the etchings which had so successfully embellished these [Dickens'] books, produced his last drawings for the present work... Bradbury and Evans, the printers of all and publishers of five of Dickens' works as issued in monthly parts, had ceased to act in this dual capacity after completion of Little Dorrit... [resulting] in the return of Chapman and Hall as publishers of this and all succeeding works" (Hatton & Cleaver, 333).

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A Tale Of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman & Hall, 1859 Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne. First edition, first issue, with page 213 incorrectly numbered, signature "b" present on the List of Plates (ix), and all other first issue points called for by Smith. Beautifully bound in 19th century three-quarter dark green morocco and green boards, with five raised bands to the spine, decorated and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, pale pink marbled endpapers. Very good or better, with light toning to the spine, some rubbing to the extremities, bright gilt, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, spine very lightly starting inside the front cover, otherwise sturdy binding, spotting to the endpapers, frontispiece and vignette title page, some light and scattered spotting to the otherwise clean pages, bright plates lacking the usual toning. Overall, a handsome copy. Smith I 13. As Hatton and Cleaver note in their bibliography, A Tale of Two Cities has "practically no 'points' sufficiently outstanding to distinguish the earlier printings." However, both H&C and Smith agree that copies with the misprint on page 213 corrected and lacking the signature "b" on page ix are decidedly second printings. This copy does indeed have these points in the earliest state. A Tale of Two Cities is one of Dickens' most popular novels and begins with the iconic opening line "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." It tells the intertwined stories of several families in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution of 1788-1789; in his preface, Dickens explains his choice of the Revolution as a backdrop to his tale: "it has been one of my hopes to add something to the popular and picturesque means of understanding that terrible time." Prior to the publication of this first book edition, A Tale of Two Cities was published in Dickens' weekly journal All the Year Round from April-November 1859 and issued in eight monthly parts from June-December 1859. Notably, A Tale of Two Cities was the final collaboration between Dickens and his popular illustrator H. K. Browne (Phiz), whose collaboration spanned nearly a quarter of a century and produced ten major novels.. Illus. by Browne, Hablot Knight. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

A very good, first edition, first issue, rebound in leather, with all first issue points. As Hatton and Cleaver note in their bibliography, A Tale of Two Cities has "practically no 'points' sufficiently outstanding to distinguish the earlier printings." However, both H&C and Smith agree that copies with the misprint on page 213 corrected and lacking the signature "b" on page ix are decidedly second printings. This copy has the first issue points. Foxing, all plates and some pages have been inserted. All plates and pages are present, except no publisher's catalog, which is not present in all copies. Housed in custom-made collector's cloth slipcase.

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A Tale of Two Cities.

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, first issue of one of Dickens' most enduring works, with p. 213 misnumbered "113," the signature mark "b" at the foot of the plate list, and the misspelling "affetcionately" on line 12, p. 134. Octavo, bound in three quarters contemporary calf over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. Sixteen plates after H.K. Browne including frontispiece and title vignette. In near fine condition with light rubbing and wear, bookplate. An exceptional example of this Dickens classic. The most famous and possibly the most popular of Dickens's novels, A Tale of Two Cities shows a master of dramatic narrative extracting gold from the ore of history. If the bloody tableau of the French Revolution were not in itself sufficient for a dozen novels, Dickens added to it a professional resurrectionist, an authentic ogress, and an antihero as convincingly flawed as any in modern literature. "Dickens had always admired Carlyle's History of the French Revolution, and asked him to recommend suitable books from which he could research the period; in reply Carlyle sent him a 'cartload' of volumes... So great was [Dickens'] enthusiasm for the story that it had indeed 'taken in possession' of him... The force of the novel springs from its exploration of darkness and death but its beauty derives from Dickens' real sense of transcendence, from his ability to see the sweep of destiny" (Ackroyd, 858). The last of Dickens' books to be illustrated by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"), with 16 engraved plates by him. "Browne, for 23 years responsible for all the etchings which had so successfully embellished these [Dickens'] books, produced his last drawings for the present work... Bradbury and Evans, the printers of all and publishers of five of Dickens' works as issued in monthly parts, had ceased to act in this dual capacity after completion of Little Dorrit... [resulting] in the return of Chapman and Hall as publishers of this and all succeeding works" (Hatton & Cleaver, 333).

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A Tale of Two Cities

DICKENS CHARLES

London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition. Hard Cover. (London: Chapman and Hall MDCCCLIX [1859]). First Edition First Issue with page 213 mis-paginated showing "113" and the List of Plates bearing signature "b". Without the publisher's catalogue although this is not present in all copies. Engraved frontispiece, half-title, and 14 plates by H. K. Browne. Internally the page are very clean. Beautifully bound in 19th century green half-calf with raised bands to the spine, matching marbled boards and end-papers. Patterned edges of the pages. At the rear of the book there is a small bookseller's ticket: R Stewart (Paisley). This is likely to be Robert Stewart - bookseller, stationer and bookbinder in Paisley during the 1850's. Book-plate of Alex Cuninghame Esq., affixed to the front paste-down. An attractive VG or better copy.

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A Tale Of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition. First Issue Professionally re-backed preserving much of the original back strip and the blind embossed, red cloth covered boards with new end sheets. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches. Overall in very good plus condition with slight foxing to the engraved title pages. Page 243/244 has a 1 1/2" closed tear at the lower edge which has been repaired. The plate facing page 72 has been professionally reattached; however, its extreme lower edge is soiled. The top edge of the text block is soiled. 254 pages of text followed by the publisher's Catalogue of Books 32 pages dated November, 1859. With 14 plates and the frontispiece and the vignette titlepage by H. K. Browne ['Phiz']. The list of plates shows the signature letter "b", the page number error on 213 is present as is the misspelling of "affectionately" on page 134, line 12, all of which evidence this copy as a first issue. (Eckel p.86, Podeschi, A143; Smith 13)

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A Tale of Two Cities.

DICKENS, Charles.

London: Chapman and Hall,, 1859. Octavo (205 x 132 mm). Contemporary black pebble-grain half morocco, possibly continental, brown marbled paper sides, spine lettered in two fonts in gilt, raised bands tooled in gilt, brown marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece mounted on cloth stub, engraved title page, and 14 other plates by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). Pencil ownership inscription and partially erased contemporary ownership inscription to recto of frontispiece, another to head of title page. Marginal pencil annotations to plate list, p. 10 and p. 208, manuscript note dated 1923 loosely inserted at pp. 212-3 making note of the issue point. Professional repair to short closed tear to fore edge of plate facing p. 136, faint water stain to plates facing p. 198 and p. 224. Slight wear to spine ends, tips and fore edge of front board, slight rubbing to sides, rear inner hinge a little split but holding, light foxing to contents; a very good copy. First edition, bound from parts, first issue, with page 213 incorrectly numbered 113 and signature "b" on list of plates. The novel was originally serialised in the weekly journal All the Year Round, from 30 April to 26 November 1859, and was also published in eight monthly parts between June and December 1859. It was first published in book form on 21 November 1859.

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A Tale of Two Cities.

DICKENS, Charles.

London: Chapman and Hall,, 1859. Octavo (217 x 136 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, expertly rebacked preserving original spine, spine lettered in gilt with gilt foliate motifs to compartments, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title and 14 plates by H. K. Browne (Phiz). Refurbished with gilt and colour enhanced and extremities repaired. Light foxing to a few plates. A very good copy. First edition, bound from the original monthly parts, first issue, with page 213 incorrectly numbered 113 and signature "b" on list of plates. The novel was originally serialized in the weekly journal All the Year Round, from 30 April to 26 November 1859, and was also published in eight monthly parts between June and December 1859. It was first published in book-form on 21 November 1859. Provenance: Nancy Astor (1879-1964), the first British female Member of Parliament, with her and her husband's joint bookplate, shelf mark to front free endpaper, and monogram to top spine compartment; subsequently the copy of the actor Peter O'Toole (1932-2013), best known for starring as Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia, with his bookplate to the front free endpaper.

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Tale of Two Cities

DICKENS, Charles

First Edition, First Issue in the Original Green Cloth DICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, first issue but in the secondary green binding. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 210 x 140 mm). [i-vii] viii [ix-x], [1] 2-254pp. Without the 32 publisher's catalog. Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz']. All eight of Smith's internal flaws necessary for the first issue present, including page 213 misnumbered 113. Also, the List of Plates contains the "b" which is noted by Smith to have only been seen in the primary (Red Cloth) binding. Publisherís secondary binding of olive-green cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Pale yellow endpapers. Spine is a bit sunned. Some chipping to head and tail of the spine and a split in the cloth towards the top of the spine. Some splitting of the cloth along outer edges of spine. Inner hinges with hairline cracks but firm. Title-page is trimmed about 3 millimeters along fore-edge. All plates except frontis and engraved title are slightly trimmed along fore-edge and bottom edge, not affecting caption or image. A small library stamp for the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (The National Library of the Netherlands) on title-page, with the subsequent deaccession stamp on top of it. Overall a very nice copy with an interesting and unseen combination of sheets and binding. Pencil notations on the front free endpaper note that this copy was purchased from the estate of Gabriel Wells, New York Spring 1949. "Gabriel Wells (January 24, 1861 ñ November 6, 1946) was a noted bookseller, historian and author. He was one of the most important antiquarian booksellers in America and Britain in the first half of the twentieth century. He was president of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association in 1930." (Wikipedia) According to Smith (13) regarding the secondary olive green binding " This binding is probably a later state than the red morocco [cloth] one since, in all copies seen with this binding, the List of Plates does not contain signature 'b' (see Hatton and Cleaver, p. 342) and page 213 is not misprinted '113'...Eckel (p. 90) states that copies bound in green cloth are 'very scarce'." Our present copy has both the signature "b" on the List of Plates as well as the misprinted "113." A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickensís periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form mark Dickensís return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are now quite rare. This title also marks the authorís final collaboration with Phiz, Dickensís most evocative and most sympathetic illustrator. Smith Dickens I, 13. Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 333-342. HBS 68196. $4,500

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A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first issue. Three quarter leather binding over marbled boards, with marbled endsheets. Light rubbing to leather at corners and fore edge. Previous owner details to prelim, with a short repaired tear. Pages sporadically foxed, a bit heavier to plates. The classic Dickens tale set during the French Revolution, with the iconic opening line "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

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A Tale of Two Cities.

Dickens, Charles.

Chapman and Hall, London: 1859. First edition, first issue. Some cosmetic touch up, overall near fine and internally wide margined and bright, in custom mylar cover and modern, lightly rubbed, cloth slipcase. Sixteen illustrations by H. K. Browne including the fontispiece and vignette titlepage. This copy is lacking page ix (List of Plates) but with no sign of having been excised. All other issue points conform to the first issue points called for in Walter Smith's "Charles Dickens in Original Cloth, Part I.

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A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition, this copy with page 213 correctly numbered. Illustrations by H. K. Browne. 254 pp. 8vo. Bound in half pebbled crimson morocco and crimson cloth sides. Scattered light foxing and some stray marks. First edition, this copy with page 213 correctly numbered. Illustrations by H. K. Browne. 254 pp. 8vo. Provenance: J.M. Carmichael (ownership signature dated Oct. 7, 1860 on ffep). Smith 13

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A Tale of Two Cities.

DICKENS, Charles.

London: Chapman & Hall,, 1859. Octavo (211 x 134 mm). Late 19th-century half calf by C. and E. Brown of Bayswater, black morocco label to spine, gilt motifs to compartments, brown cloth sides, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title and 14 plates by H. K. Browne. Label slightly chipped not affecting text, front hinge split but firm, small mark at foot of title page, a few instances of faint finger-soiling, a couple of gatherings standing slightly proud. A very good copy. First edition in book-form, second issue, without the signature "b" on the list of plates and with page 213 correctly numbered. Dickens's great historical romance, set during the French Revolution, remains one of his best known and most widely read works. The novel was originally serialized in the weekly journal All the Year Round, from 30 April to 26 November 1859, and was also published in eight monthly parts between June and December 1859. It was first published in book form on 21 November 1859.

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A Tale of Two Cities.

DICKENS, Charles.

London: Chapman & Hall,, 1859. Octavo (216 x 135 mm). Recent red half morocco, dark red morocco label, marbled sides and edges. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title and 14 plates by H. K. Browne. An excellent copy, contents clean, a couple of minor blemishes to plates but far less pronounced than usual. First edition in book-form, second issue, without the signature "b" on the list of plates and with page 213 correctly numbered. Dickens's great historical romance, set during the French Revolution, remains one of his best known and most widely read works. The novel was originally serialized in the weekly journal All the Year Round, from 30 April to 26 November 1859, and was also published in eight monthly parts between June and December 1859. It was first published in book-form on 21 November 1859.

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A Tale of Two Cities

DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First. hardcover. very good(+). Illustrated by H.K. Browne, 8vo, newly re-bound in full red morocco. London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition. The title page & frontispiece are heavily foxed; some other plates are lightly foxed, but otherwise a clean copy. Second issue, without typographic misprints on pp. 134 & 213; "b" signature on list of plates.

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A TALE Of TWO CITIES.; Petersons' Uniform Edition of Dickens' Works

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson and Brothers, 1859. 1st US book edition, Second issue (Smith AMERICAN 12). Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt spine lettering & device; boards stamped in blind with geometric design. Pale yellow eps. Custom rough weave cloth clamshell case, with black leather title label to spine. Slight lean. Modest extremity wear. Gilt a bit dull. Occasional spot of foxing. Period poi to front paste-down. Withal, a respectable VG+ copy in a Nr Fine slipcase.. [4], [19] - 211, [11] pp. 10 pages of publisher adverts conclude volume. NB. Smith notes 12 pages of adverts, but from the offset to the facing blank page, we see this copy bound with just 10. 33 inserted plates by John McLenan after the original designs. Royal 8vo. 9-1/4" x 6" The first US appearance of ATTC was serially in Harper's Weekly; Peterson published the 1st US book edition, of which Smith notes that the presumed first issue, "has not been found."

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A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

Hythloday Press. PAPERBACK. 0615929338 Ex-library book with usual markings. Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Good.

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A Tale Of Two Cities (Adaptation) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Charles Dickens

2011-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Tale Of Two Cities (Adaptation) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Charles Dickens

Turtleback, 2001-01-01. School & Library Binding. Good.

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A tale of Two Cities

charles dickens

New York: Henry Holt and Company. Hardcover. English Readings for Schools series; brown cloth boards with black titles; boards are marked and discolored; wear along edges of boards and spine;; 426 pages; 12mo - over 6 3/4" - 7 3/4" Tall . Fair. 1912 ..# 0000036

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A Tale of Two Cities (Signet Classics)

Charles Dickens

1997-05-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

Perfection Learning Corporation, 1996. Library Binding. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

Rupa & Co , 1999. Paperback. LIKE NEW. Like New

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES Franklin Library

Charles Dickens

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1983. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. ; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Dickens, Charles ( Afterword by Marjorie Housepian Dobkin )

Readers Digest. Audiobook CASSETTE. 1855494396 Very Good Condition, copyright 1998, Introduction by Andrew Lang with the original illustrations. Book-of the-month Club Edition We only ship Internationally via FedEx with tracking which is why our shipping price might be higher than others. . Very Good.

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Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

Dell Publishing, 2000. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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A Tale of Two Cities (Nonesuch Dickens)

Dickens, Charles

Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2008-11-20. Hardcover. Fine.

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A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics)

Charles Dickens

2000-07-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Tale of Two Cities (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Charles Dickens

2018-11-13. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Tale of Two Cities (Illustrated Classics)

Charles Dickens

2011-09-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. SEALED in SHRINKWRAP As New, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1975. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 100 Greatest Books Ever Written.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES Franklin Library

Charles Dickens

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1982. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Quarter leather. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens, Charles

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1925. 8vo. ix, 353 pp. Publisher's decorated red cloth with gilt design & lettering to spine. In the original dust wrapper with colour pictorial onlay to front panel. Dj slightly edgeworn. Cloth clean. Gilt bright. Slight foxing to prelims, otherwise internally clean. No ownership names. With sixteen full-page colour plates by Rowland Wheelwright. Scarce in jacket. . Near Fine. Cloth. First Edition Thus. 1925.

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A Tale of Two Cities (Dover Large Print Classics)

Charles Dickens

2001-09-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

Shanghai Translation Publishing House; 1 (August 1, 2006. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

Demco Media, 1996-11. Turtleback. Good.

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A tale of two cities ; Uncommercial traveller ; Lazy tour of two idle apprentices ; No thoroughfare 1891 [FULL LEATHER BOUND]

Dickens, Charles

2019. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back [1891]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Pages 984. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.)

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