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The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club

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The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club

by Dickens, Charles

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition. First printing Very good in a fine more recent 3/4, dark green leather and light green cloth covered boards with gilt rules at the edges of the leather and with five raised bands on the spine with gilt gilt tooling and text in the compartments. There are three early prior owner's names with dates of 1838, 1893 and 1918 written in ink on the title page. The preliminaries show some soiling and minor foxing. With the exception of the illustrated plates, the bulk of the text is free from foxing or tanning. Without a dust jacket as issued. The book is contained within a fine, green cloth covered, double slip case. This is the first book edition with all of the issue points present to include two chapter IIIs with the signature mark of "E", the half title page and the directions to the binder/errata. 609 pages with forty-three illustrations by R. Seymour and "Phiz". (Smith, vol. 1, 3) An extremely handsomely bound book.

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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club  (commonly known as  The Pickwick Papers ) is the first novel published by Charles Dickens.  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club  catapulted the 24-year-old author to immediate fame. Readers were captivated by the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the lover Tupman, the sportsman Winkle &, above all, by that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr. Pickwick, & his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell Cricket Club to the unholy fracas of the Eatanswill election, via the Fleet debtor’s prison, characters & incidents sprang to life from Dickens’s pen, to form an enduringly popular work of ebullient humor & literary invention The novel was published in 19 issues over 20 months by Chapman and Hall, London in 1836.  After the publication the widow of illustrator Robert Seymour claimed that the idea for the novel was originally her husband's; however, in his preface to the 1867 edition, Dickens strenuously denied any specific input, writing that "Mr. Seymour never originated or suggested an incident, a phrase, or a word, to be found in the book.

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Bookseller
Town's End Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
TB22492
Title
The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club
Author
Dickens, Charles
Book condition
Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chapman and Hall
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1837

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