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Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth: A Biographical Catalogue of the First Appearance of His Writings in Book Form in England with Facsimiles of the Bindings and Titlepages. Part One. The Novels with Sketches by Boz. [And:] Part Two. The Christmas Books & Selected Secondary Works. by  Walter E Smith - First Edition - MCMLXXXII (1981) - from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller (SKU: 108506)

Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth: A Biographical Catalogue of the First Appearance of His Writings in Book Form in England with Facsimiles of the Bindings and Titlepages. Part One. The Novels with Sketches by Boz. [And:] Part Two. The Christmas Books & Selected Secondary Works.

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Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth: A Biographical Catalogue of the First Appearance of His Writings in Book Form in England with Facsimiles of the Bindings and Titlepages. Part One. The Novels with Sketches by Boz. [And:] Part Two. The Christmas Books & Selected Secondary Works.

by Smith, Walter E

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Two vols. Los Angeles: Heritage Book Shop, MCMLXXXII (1981). Two vols., 4to., [xx], 120; [xx], 95, [1 colophon] pp., 76 b&w plates. Original green cloth with titling in gilt to backstrip, and original pictorial dust jacket printed in black, green, and brown. Edges of dust jacket are slightly rubbed but not chipped; a very good set. § First edition of this absolutely essential reference material for any serious Dickens collector.

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John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller offers an exceptional selection of rare books and manuscripts from medieval times through the twentieth century; we specialize in illustrated material, particularly the work of William Blake and his circle. Located in downtown San Francisco, we have served an international clientele of private collectors, libraries, and institutions for 35 years. We are actively purchasing books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin remain special interests. We hope you will contact us for any of your book needs: restoration and repair of books and manuscripts; bibliographical information and up-to-date retail and auction prices; informal valuations to formal appraisals of single items or entire collections; auction purchases worldwide (including eBay); and of course, purchases for and sales of your own collections. We guarantee every transaction unconditionally and, as members in good standing of the ABAA, ILAB, and PBFA, we subscribe to the code of ethics endorsed by reputable antiquarian booksellers worldwide.

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