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Dickens Works, 5 Volumes by Charles Dickens - Hardcover - 1900 - from Vancouver Bookseller (SKU: 15)

Dickens Works, 5 Volumes

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Dickens Works, 5 Volumes

by Charles Dickens

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  • hardcover
Very Good+/No dust jacket
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West Vancouver, British Columbia
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About This Item

This is a 5-volume lot of DICKENS' WORKS, published in 1900 by Peter Fenelon Collier & Son New York.

The original set was 30 volumes. A limited edition was leather-bound; the rest were bound in burgundy cloth.

This is five of the volumes of that set.

All are plain, with bright gilt printing on the side panels. Each book is 6" x 8".

Volume XVIII

Christmas Books & Miscellaneous: The Haunted House in Two Chapters & The Ghost in Master B.'S Room.

with Full-Page Frontipsiece & 26 Illustrations

568 pages

This book does not appear to have been read. The back and side panels are perfect; the front has a couple of scratches.

Front endpaper signed W.J. Barrett-Lennard 1901.

Volume XIX

Sketches by Boz

with Full-Page Frontipsiece & 31 Illustrations

568 Pages

The corners are whitened, as if someone tried to clean them.

Spine has pulled away slightly in a couple of places, from drying.

Front endpaper signed W.J. Barrett-Lennard 1901.

Volume XXIV

Pictures from Italy, The Uncommercial Traveler

with Full-Page Frontipsiece & 30 Illustrations

608 pages

There are no marks of any kind anywhere; I don't think this book was read. But, at the front, the spine has pulled away a little.

Covers are in superb condition

Front endpaper signed W.J. Barrett-Lennard.

Volume XXVII

American Notes & Reprinted Pieces

with Full-Page Frontispiece & 12 Illustrations

490 pages

Side Panel is Perfect

Back Panel is perfect except for a tiny dark mark on the top; it can be cleaned off but I don't want to tamper with it. The front cover has a faint water mark near the spine (see provenance).

Front endpaper signed W.J. Barrett-Lennard.


A Child's History of England

with Full-Page Frontipsiece & 13 Illustrations

489 Pages

Covers are in near-perfect condition.

Front endpaper signed W.J. Barrett-Lennard

There is a mark on Page 7, the Table of Contents; otherwise perfect. I don't think this book was read.


The books are darker than they appear in the first image; I took the picture under a bright lamp. All have normal shelf wear at the edges of the side panels, and normal spot fading. But they are in near-perfect condition.


All books are signed W.J. Barrett-Lennard, 1901 (except one, which is missing the date).

According to Peerage records, he was the great-grandson of Sir Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 1st Baronet Barrett-Lennard, of Belhus, Essex. One son, William James Barrett-Lennard, came to Canada with his wife, Caroline Dormer, and homesteaded in Manitoba, on land that became known as Lennard. Lennard is now the municipality of Shellmouth-Boulton, where there is a monument in "commemoration of pioneer William J Barrett-Lennard, Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Boulton from1890 to 1892."

His son, Walter J Barrett-Lennard, was born in Manitoba in 1883. He later wrote that he "drove cattle in Saskatchewan, …rode the rails when I was a boy; ran away from home when I was twelve; worked on farms on the prairie..." He settled in Vancouver, married Mary Lawther and became a partner at Foster and Barrett-Lennard, Chartered Accountants. In this capacity, he conducted a management review of the City of Vancouver; that report is online.

It appears that he and his wife were among the first to have a summer cottage on Bowen Island, a small, wealthy enclave off Vancouver's North Shore. Barrett-Lennard is credited with saving the small community of Hood Point from development.

Barrett-Lennard was active in the community, and was past Worshipful Master of Western Gate Lodge, No. 48, A.F. & A.M. He died in 1954.

Note: This set is sufficiently heavy that a second book cannot be included for the same shipping rate.
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Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
Dickens Works, 5 Volumes
Charles Dickens
Hablot Knight Browne 'Phiz'
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
No dust jacket
Quantity available
Peter Fenelon Collier & Son
Place of Publication
Date published
Dickens, Boz
Bookseller catalogs
English Literature; English Authors; British Society; Charles Dickens; Travel; Provenance;

Terms of Sale

Vancouver Bookseller

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. All books are shipped in padded waterproof envelopes, and with tracking. If you simply change your mind and want to return the book, you will get a refund for the book only (not the delivery charge), provided it is in the same condition as it was when it was shipped to you.

About the Seller

Vancouver Bookseller

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since: 2019
West Vancouver, British Columbia
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About Vancouver Bookseller

Private individual who has been collecting books for 40 years. It's time for them to find new forever homes.


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