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Master Humphrey's Clock

By Dickens, Charles




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 (In 88 Weekly Parts)

Dickens, Charles

London (1840-41, i. e. 4 Apr. 1840 - 2 Nov. 1841): Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Original Wraps. Quarto. First issue, large octavo in sixes; the 88 weekly parts; [i-viii],[1]2-306; [i-v]vi, [1]2-306; [i-v]vi, [1]2-426. Original printed wrappers 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. A very handsome set, now scarce on the market. All wrappers are correct; a near fine set, clean and bright, with no markings of any kind. Light soiling to front wrap of part 1 and the rear wrap of part 88. Housed in two handsome, turn-of-the-century slipcases, with chemises. Overall, an outstanding set, in collectible condition.

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$6,500.00

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Master Humphrey's Clock (In 20 Monthly parts)

Dickens, Charles

London (April 1840-November 1841): Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Twenty monthly parts, in the original blue-green wrappers; a COMPLETE set, having ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver, including the scarce Tyas ad in part 1; ALL wrappers are correct. 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. Parts 2 and 10 are unopened. Most spines are expertly renewed; neat subscriber's name on margin of front wrap of parts 11, 16 and 20. Housed in a handsome turn-of-the-century solander, pull-off-top slipcase with chemise. Provenance: The Hatton and Cleaver collection, The Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Books, Inc.

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$6,000.00

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Master Humphrey's clock.

Dickens, Charles.

London: Chapman & Hall, 1840. 12mo (26.2 cm, 10.3"). 3 vols. I: Frontis., [2], iv, 306 pp.; illus. II: Frontis. (incl. in pagination), vi, 306 pp.; illus. III: Frontis. (incl. in pagination), vi, 426 pp.; illus. First book-form edition of Dickens's weekly periodical — a variety of pieces gathered under a framing device of a storytelling circle led by Master Humphrey and the other members of his club. The serial marked => the first appearance of Barnaby Rudge, as well as of the enormously popular The Old Curiosity Shop, which more or less took over the author's original design of focusing on articles and sketches.     The three volumes are => illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot "Phiz" Browne with numerous in-text engravings, displaying the former artist's skill with architecture and views and the latter's with humor and character.          NSTC 2D11892; Smith, Dickens in the Original Cloth, 6. Publisher's ribbed maroon cloth, covers with blind-stamped floral and arabesque frame and front covers with gilt-stamped clock vignette, spines gilt extra; extremities rubbed, spines faded, joints tender with some starting from extremities, cloth showing small splits at joint and spine extremities, each volume now housed in a maroon cloth chemise and the trio in a matching box. Front pastedowns with small, attractive institutional bookplate; vol. III with small area of abrasion from now-lacking bookplate. Pages faintly age-toned with a very few scattered light spots, overall pleasingly clean. Vol. III with small nick to upper outer edge of first few leaves. => An attractive item of Dickensiana, with two of the author's most significant illustrators splendidly represented.

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$2,500.00

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Master Humphrey’s Clock

DICKENS, CHARLES

London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-1841. First Book Edition. Three volumes; publisher’s gilt-decorated cloth; aside from some minor scattered foxing and very slight wear, a fine set.

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$2,250.00

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.

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$1,925.00

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

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$1,900.00

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.

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$1,815.00

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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

1840-41. First editions. Tall octavo. 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.

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$1,750.00

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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS Charles

1840. First Edition . DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey’s Clock. London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-41. Three volumes. Large octavo, mid-20th century three-quarter polished red calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, burgundy and blue morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $1700.First edition, bound from parts, with frontispiece plates in each volume and almost 200 in-text illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”), quite handsomely bound by Frost.When Dickens conceived of this work, he “had already written his preface to [Nicholas 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). Includes The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. First issued in both weekly and monthly parts. This copy bound from parts, with part numbers printed to the left of each gathering mark. Smith 6. Hatton & Cleaver, 163-64. Eckel, 67-70. Contemporary owner signature to title page of Volume III.Text with occasional light foxing and soiling. Bindings with light scuffing to spine labels. A fine set, handsomely bound.

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$1,700.00

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MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK (Bibliographer Walter E. Smith's copy)

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. First Edition. Hard Cover. George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Large Octavo. THREE VOLUMES. Complete Set. Bound in original brown cloth with first issue variant gilt design on front cover. This is a floral design, not the clock design. Dicken's bibliographer Walter E. Smith's copy with his signature. Volume II of this set is shown as "Binding Variation of Master Humphrey's Clock" in the bibliography "Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth Part I" on page 45. Three very good- to very good+ copies with front hinge cracked Volume I, rear outer hinge Volume II starting, mild cover edge wear all three volumes.

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$1,600.00

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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-41. First Edition in Book Form. Hardcover. Master Humphrey's Clock was planned to be a collection of stories and sketches told by Master Humphrey and his circle of friends, as Dickens outlined in his preface - written in weekly parts over 40 months. The original scheme was not successful, and Dickens altered the format to make Master Humphrey's material a framework for his novels, The Old Curiosity Shop (nos.6-45) and Barnaby Rudge (nos.46-88). Bound from the original parts. 3 tall octavo volumes (26cm); publisher's purple-brown vertical-ribbed cloth, covers decorated with blind border of thick and thin fillets and broad elaborate flower leaf and stem design, with spines lettered and decorated in gilt with five scrolled shields and three leaf-bulb designs; primary binding, with the hands on gilt clocks on each front cover pointing to the hour which corresponds to the appropriate volume number; variant marbled endpapers; [2], [iv], 306; [vi], 306; [vi], 426pp; illus. with three frontispieces and numerous wood-engravings in text by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne ["Phiz"]. Previous owner's name ("Mrs. Eden") written in a contemporary hand at center of first blank in each volume; hint of sunning to spines, with spine ends lightly softened; light wear to lower board edges, with brief exposure to lower corners; slight forward lean to Vol.1; Vol.3 expertly re-hinged; occasional finger soil to margins, though generally clean throughout and free of foxing; an attractive, Very Good+ set overall.

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$1,600.00

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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. 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. We have seen copies of MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK with several variations of endpapers: marbled, light coffee-brown, plain white, and (as here) pale yellow. The page edges are plain (some copies with marbled endpapers also have marbled edges).~The condition of the volumes is very good-plus: there is very slight wear at a few extremities (bottom edges) and some of the endpapers have minor cracking, but there is less than the usual fading of the spines, the cover gilt remains nice and bright, and there is scarcely any foxing within. Smith I pp 44-57.

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$1,400.00

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Master Humphrey's Clock.

DICKENS, Charles.

London: Chapman and Hall,, 1840-1. 3 volumes, duodecimo in sixes. Original purple rib-grained cloth, elaborate gilt-stamped lettered spines, gilt-stamped clock device on front covers, floral borders in blind to covers. Frontispieces, 194 illustrations, of which 154 are by Browne, 19 by Cattermole, and 1 by Daniel Maclise. Spines uniformly faded, vols. 1 and 3 with fading to edges of front covers, very minor wear to tips, minor mark to fore edge of vol. 1, a little foxing to contents, loss to fore-corner of vol. 3 p. 36, not affecting text. A very good set. First edition, first issue, with all the required issue points as stated by Smith. Master Humphrey's Clock contains Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, what Gordon Ray describes as "the pinnacle of Dickensian Gothic". He goes on to note that Phiz (H. K. Browne) "is in excellent form" and that George Cattermole's "wonderful clutter of antiquarian or architectural detail is well suited to Dickens's chosen subjects". Master Humphrey's Clock was a publishing experiment on Dickens's part, unique in his canon, of issuing two novels together.

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MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK,

DICKENS, Charles.

London: Chapman & Hall, 1840. First Edition. Hablot Browne. Three volumes, bound in publisher's cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Some bumped and rubbed, spine worn on volume two. A good set in the original binding. Eckel, p. 69. Podeschi A51. Smith 6. Master Humphrey's Cloak was a weekly periodical edited and published by Charles dickens between April 1840 and December 1841. originally published a s a weekly serial they contained both short stories and two novels, "The Old Curiosity shop" and "Barnaby Rudge"

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$1,320.00

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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 very good: some of the endpapers are cracked and there is some repair in behind the joints, 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. Smith I pp 44-57.

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$1,250.00

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 [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.

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$1,025.06

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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. Very Good. 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.

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$1,000.00

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..

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$959.89

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, early 20th century 3/4 red morocco, all edges gilt; lightly rubbed. London: Chapman & Hall, 1840-41. First Edition in book form. The plates are clean, with none of the usual foxing.

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$950.00

MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK,

DICKENS, Charles.

London: Chapman & Hall, 1840. First Edition. Hablot Browne. Three volumes, bound in little rubbed 3/4 calf with leather label, A very good clean set in the original binding. Eckel, p. 69. Podeschi A51. Smith 6. Master Humphrey's Cloak was a weekly periodical edited and published by Charles Dickens between April 1840 and December 1841. originally published as a weekly serial they contained both short stories and two novels, "The Old Curiosity shop" and "Barnaby Rudge"

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$935.00

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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, tall octavo. Original purplish vertical-ribbed cloth, gilt lettered and decorated spines, covers elaborately blindstamped, front covers with gilt clock motif, marbled edges and endpapers.. Full-page wood-engraved frontispieces by Ebenezer Landells after H. K. Browne and illustrations throughout, 25 figurative initials. Contemporary armorial bookplates of George Ebenezer Foster (1811-1870), magistrate and banker, and 20th century bookplates of Peter M. Jeavons. Spines lightly sunned and rolled, a couple of old pale stains to the front cover of volume III, title page of volume I creased, scattered foxing, a few gatherings a little proud, nevertheless a very good set in the original cloth. First edition in book form of what Gordon Ray describes as "the pinnacle of Dickensian Gothic". He goes on to note that Phiz (H. K. Browne) "is in excellent form" and that George Cattermole's "wonderful clutter of antiquarian or architectural detail is well suited to Dickens's chosen subjects". Master Humphrey was a publishing experiment on Dickens's part, unique in his canon, of issuing two novels together: The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge.

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$917.54

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.

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$850.00

Master Humphrey's Clock.

DICKENS, CHARLES.

London, Chapman and Hall, 1840-1841. Bound in 3 uniform contemporary half calfs with gilt lettering and ornamentation to spines. Hinges with minor wear and a few nicks to the leather on the boards, otherwise a fine and clean copy. ¶ First edition of the three-volume edition (Printed same year as the original 20 monthly parts) of Master Humphrey's Clock, a weekly periodical edited and written by Charles Dickens and published from April 4, 1840-December 4, 1841. <br><br>"The publication of these stories in the form presented was one of the first of several experiments which the Author applied to several succeeding books. 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 planspartially in a letter when he wrote among other things: "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; x x x to write amusing essays on the various foibles of the as they 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." (Eckel, p. 67).<br><br>Hatton and Cleaver, Pp. 163-182.

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$757.80

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MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

London: Chapman & Hall, 1840. 1st edition (Eckel, pp. 67- 70; Smith I, p. 47). Original publisher's brown cloth with Smith's primary binding design, i.e., a gilt clock motif with the hands pointing to the time that corresponds to the volume number. Volumes I & III professionally rebacked. Volume II slightly cocked. Bookplate, usual bit of foxing & average wear; overall VG.. 3 volumes (306; 306; 426 pp). Frontis in each volume & 195 intratextual woodcut illustrations [primarily] by Phiz and George Cattermole. Bound in 6s. 10-3/8" x 6-3/4" Contains first appearance of Dickens' popular 'Old Curiosity Shop' & his first historical work, 'Barnaby Rudge'.

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$725.00

Master Humphrey's Clock.

DICKENS, Charles.

London:: Chapman and Hall,, 1840-1841.. First book edition.. original ribbed cloth, stamped in blind and gold (with the hands on the clock pointing to the volume number).. Front free endpaper of Vol. I lacking; rear (inner) hinge of Vol. I cracked; some shallow chipping at the extremities of the spines; light use to cloth.. 8vo,. With illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne.

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$650.00

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Master Humphrey's Clock.

DICKENS, Charles.

London: Chapman and Hall,, 1840-41. 3 volumes bound in one, octavo (244 × 166 mm). Recent green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, boards ruled gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Wood-engravings throughout after George Cattermole and H. K. Browne. Short closed tear to foot of frontispiece, occasional faint spotting to contents. An excellent copy. First edition. An attractively bound copy.

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$635.22

Master Humphrey's Clock (The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge; a Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty)

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman & Hall, 1841. Book. Very Good (Book Conditions). Hardcover. A very good set. Original cloth (spines well repaired in buckram backing the original backstrips). Vol. 1, entitled The Old Curiosity Shop, in stamped brown cloth with lightly marbled endpapers and all edges. Archival (linen?) tape steadying the hinges. A well preserved copy with a few instances of foxing; overall the text is clean and the binding solid. Vol. 2 entitled Barnaby Rudge, has olive green covers faded at the edges and spine to brown. Some rubbing to corners and front fore-edges. As the spine has been rebacked under the original backstrip, the binding is solid. Text is clean and fresh. Possible rain-stain to back boards, and a splash mark to front paste-down & front free end page. Else in remarkably good condition. Price is for both volumes. [Our rating system: 1. Fine; 2. Near Fine; 3. Very Good; 4. Good; 5. Fair.].

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$600.00

Master Humphrey's Clock

Charles Dickens

1841 - London - Chapman and Hall, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A Harlequin set but importantly this is the first edition, bound from the parts, of Master Humphrey's Clock by Charles Dickens. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-coveredboards, with gilt lettering. In Three Volumes, with Volume I and II bound together. Needing a rebind ideally and priced to alow for a good quality one. With numerous illustrations throughout the text by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Master Humphrey's Clock was a weekly periodical edited and written entirely by Charles Dickens and published from 1840 to 1841. 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 works. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. Page 305 of volume 1 is partially detached. The inner hinges of volume 1 are slightly strained, and the front outer hinge is starting. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild rubbing and edge wear. Internally the pages have slight browning and intermittent scattered foxing. There is a nameplate on the front pastedown ofvolume 1, and inksignatures on the front blankin each volume. Overall the condition is very good..

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$578.76

Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, CHARLES

Chapman and Hall 1840-1841. First edition, three-volume set, super octavo, half morocco bound with marbled heavy card boards, gilt tooling & gilt lettering to spine, frontispiece, v + 306pp (vol 1), vi + 306pp (vol 2), 426pp (vol 3), all vols illus, VG (heavy rubbing to boards & board edges, bruising & fraying to board corners, inscription in ink to feps, front gutters cracked, tanning & foxing, inconsistent wear to some page edges, several pages loose in each volume)

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$555.99

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Master Humphrey's Clock.

DICKENS, Charles.

London Chapman and Hall,, 1840-1. With illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. 3 volumes bound as 2, duodecimo in half sheets (260 x 174 mm). Contemporary half calf, gilt-tooled raised bands to spines, spines numbered and gilt ruled with clock designs in gilt to heads, blind roll tool to spines and covers, marbled sides. Frontispieces, illustrations in text by Cattermole and Browne. Bookplates to front pastedowns with purple ink smudged across names. Joints starting, wear to covers and extremities, foxing to endpapers, edges toned. A very good copy. First edition, first issue, with all the required issue points as stated by Smith. Master Humphrey's Clock contains Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, what Gordon Ray describes as "the pinnacle of Dickensian Gothic". He also notes that Phiz (H. K. Browne) "is in excellent form" and that George Cattermole's "wonderful clutter of antiquarian or architectural detail is well suited to Dickens's chosen subjects". Master Humphrey's Clock was a publishing experiment on Dickens's part, unique in his canon, of issuing two novels together.

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Master Humphrey's Clock

Charles Dickens

London - Chapman and Hall, 1840 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition (in book form) of this Dickens classic. Illustrated throughoutwith engraved vignettes by George Catermole and Hablot Knight Browne. Master Humphrey's Clock was a weekly periodical edited and written entirely by Charles Dickens and published from April 4, 1840 to December 4, 1841. It began with a frame story in which Master Humphrey tells about himself and his small circle of friends (which includes Mr. Pickwick), and their penchant for telling stories. This features the gilt clock to the front boards, whose hands point to the appropriate volume numbers. Several short stories were included, followed by the novels The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. It is generally thought that Dickens originally intended The Old Curiosity Shop as a short story like the others that had appeared in Master Humphrey's Clock, but after a few chapters decided to extend it into a novel. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebacked in cloth with the original boards and backstrips preserved. Externally, sound, though with some bumping and wear to the extremities. Some marks to the boards also. 1 hinge has been reinforced, and 1 hinges is strained (with cords visible). Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages have some instances of foxing. Ink signatures to title pages. Overall: GOOD..

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Master Humphrey's Clock (3 volumes bound as 2)

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman & Hall. 1st. 1840. good-. Hardcover. 9-7/8" tall; First Edition in book form. Comprises Dickens two novels, Master Humphrey's Clock and Barnaby Rudge, here bound in two volumes rather than three. Vol. 1 + 2 (bound together): v. 1: iv + 306pp + v.2: 306pp; Vol. III: vi + 426 pp. Three-quarter dark brown morocco; 5 raised bands on spines, which have gilt lettering & rules, front joint of vol. III (2nd vol) is delicate.. Three frontispieces, numerous illustrations in text; marbled endpages; uncut edges; some wear to extrems of cover; prev. owner's names & address on first white page; some stains on pp; prev. owner's name on first page of vol. 2 & title page vol. 1 .

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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. First Edition in book form. Illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Three frontispieces, numerous illustrations in text. iv, 306, 1-228 pp; vi, [229]-306, 426 pp. 2 vols. Large 8vo. Contemporary three-quarter green morocco. A bit rubbed, front joint of vol. II tender. Very Good. First Edition in book form. Illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Three frontispieces, numerous illustrations in text. iv, 306, 1-228 pp; vi, [229]-306, 426 pp. 2 vols. Large 8vo. Comprises Dickens two novels, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge; here bound in two volumes rather than three. Smith 6

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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall 1840. (4to) Very good plus. 3 volumes. Elegant gilt-printed and -decorated black leather backs, the title on red; leather corners; patterned cloth covers wearing their age very well. Remarkably strong and sound. Internally without fault. The Dedication leaf follows the Preface. Smith 1 - p44. First book publication of BARNABY RUDGE and the OLD CURIOSITY SHOP. Illustrations by Hablot Browne & George Cattermole..

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MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

London: Chapman & Hall, 1840. 1st edition (Eckel, pp. 67- 70; Smith I, p. 47). Period blue pebbled cloth with gilt title lettering to spine. Speckled edges. NB. This cloth binding not noted by Smith, and given it's simple, unadorned nature, is probably some sort of remainder binding [the sheets exhibiting many of the composition peculiarities noted by Smith]. Spines sunned. Foxing to eps. A VG+ set.. 3 volumes (iv [i.e., vi], 306; vi, 306; vi, 426 pp). Frontis in each volume & 195 intratextual woodcut illustrations [primarily] by Phiz & George Cattermole. Bound in 6s. 10-1/8" x 6-3/4" Contains first appearance of Dickens' popular 'Old Curiosity Shop' & his first historical work, 'Barnaby Rudge'.

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Master Humphrey's Clock

Charles Dickens

- London - Chapman and Hall, 1840 Book. Fair. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of Master Humphrey's Clock. The first edition of this work in book form. Master Humphrey's Clock was originally issued serially in 88 weekly numbers and in 20 monthly parts from April 4 1840-November 27 1841. Following this the work was also published in this three volume edition. In the original publisher's cloth which is rather worn. Needing a rebind but would make an attractive copy once done. With a frontispiece to each volume and numerous vignettes throughout from designs by George Cattermole and Phiz. With the pale yellow endpapers to first volume and spanish marbled endpapers to volumes II and III as observed by Smith (44-57). Collated, complete. This work contains Dickens' novels of The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Master Humphrey's Clock contained many short stories and it was believed that Dickens intended The Old Curiosity Shop to be a short story as well. However, after a few chapters he made the decision to extend it into a novel. Later editions of The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge were published as separate novels, forgetting the miscellany of Master Humphrey's Clock. Charles Dickens created some of the world's best known fictional characters. He is widely regarded to be the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Condition: In original publisher's cloth bindings. Externally, worn. Heavy rubbing to the spines and extremities. Volumes I and III are lacking backstrips, with a lot of loss to the lifting backstrip of volume II. Both boards to volume III are detached but present, with final leaf attached to rear board and detached from textblock. Bumping to the extremities. Front hinge to volume I is strained. Rear inge to volume I is tender. Marks to boards. Prior owners' inscriptions to the front pastedown and to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, volumes are generally firmly bound with some straining in places. Final gathering of volume III is loosening and may detach with further handling. Pages are generally bright with scattered spotting. Overall: FAIR.

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Master Humphrey’s Clock.

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. First edition. Octavo, three volumes bound as one, contemporary half calf. In very good condition. Master Humphrey's Clock was a weekly serial that contained both short stories and two novels (The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge). Some of the short stories act as frame stories to the novels so the ordering of publication is important. Although Dickens' original artistic intent was to keep the short stories and the novels together, he himself cancelled Master Humphrey's Clock before 1848, and described in a preface to The Old Curiosity Shop that he wished the story to not be tied down to the miscellany it began within. Most later anthologies published the short stories and the novels separately. However, the short stories and the novels were published in 1840 in three bound volumes under the title Master Humphrey's Clock, which retains the full and correct ordering of texts as they originally appeared.

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MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK

Dickens, Charles.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. MDCCCXL [1840] - MDCCCXLI [1841]. First Edition, from Weekly Parts. Three-Volumes. [i]-iv,306,[i]-vi,306,[i]-vi,426 pp. Frontispiece to each (of 3) section. Text illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Two frontispieces, 130 woodcuts, and twenty-five initials by Browne; one frontispiece and thirty-eight woodcuts by Cattermole; one woodcut each by S. Williams and Maclise. Bound in original green half-calf with gilt decorated compartments to the spine, marbled boards, plain edges. Occasional blemish but otherwise a clean, tight attractive set. Binding a little rubbed to extremities. 1st edition. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK

DICKENS CHARLES:

LONDON CHAPMAN AND HALL, 1840. 1ST EDITION, IN 3 VOLUMES - MARBLED BOARDS AND LEATHER SPINES AND CORNERS (RUBBED AND BUMPED). ILLUSTRATIONS BY GEORGE CATTERMOLE AND HABLOT BROWNE. NEAT BOOKPLATE OF PREVIOUS OWNER ON FRONT PASTEDOWN. BINDINGS TIGHT AND CONTENTS CLEAN.

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MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK [with THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP] [with BARNABY RUDGE]. With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne

DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1840, 1841,1841, 1841. Tall narrow octavo. Variant, three volumes bound as two, recently rebound in quarter maroon cloth and marbled boards, spines with two black labels each gilt lettered, marbled page edges. Vol I: [2, blank], frontispiece, title, Dedication, Preface, (1)-306; frontispiece, title, 1-228, [4, blank]; Vol II: [2, blank], frontispiece, (v)-vi (Preface to Barnaby Rudge), (229)-426, [4, blank]. Numerous illustrations in text. With the Dedication leaf but without a title leaf to Barnaby Rudge. 1918 ink ownership inscription to front binder's blank of Vol. I; small shallow chips to fore edge of pp (v-vi) of Vol. II; soft corner creases late in Vol. II; else fine, clean, tight, unworn, not foxed, gift quality. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, please enquire for shipping rate.. First book edition. Hardcover.

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Master Humphrey's Clock (Two Volumes Comprising The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge))

Dickens,Charles

London: Chapman and Hall. London Chapman and Hall First edition in book form,1840 and 1841.Two volumes with a total of 3 volumes bound into two vols.Chapman and Hall, London, 1840 and 1841.Hardcover.Very Good.condition in half calf.This set in not uniformly bound with Vol 1 bound in half black calf over marbled boards and Vol II in green calf over marbled boards.Illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne.First Edition First Printing.These two volumes remain lovely and clean internally.Bindinsg remain firm with NO hinge weakness.There are a couple of previous owner's names to the blank endpapers.Vol 1 is slightly larger in size to it's companion volume 2.There is a little wear and rubbing to corners.Volume 1 has marbled page edges,Vol 2 does not have marbled page edges.The work is extensively illustrated with black and white drawings.The spine of vol 1 has four raised bands and vol 2 has five raised bands,with gold titles in darker burgundy labels.Large 8vo Vol 1 (iv) 306pp,228pp Vol 2 (vi) 122pp (ends Vol II) 426pp ends Vol III (First Edition in Book Form- Three books into 2 Volumes) 1840/1841 . Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1840.

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Master Humphrey's Clock

Dickens, Charles

London, 1840-41: Chapman & Hall. Hard Cover. First edition in book form; three volumes in two; illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Volume I: (frontispiece), iv[306]+1-228; volume II; vi[229]-306+ [1]-420. Quarto. Both volumes bound in contemporary 3/4 brown morocco over marbled covered boards, spines renewed in 20th century and match beautifully with raised bands, double leather labels gilt, decorative stamping in gilt to three compartments. Text includes The old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Board edges worn, small chip to top of board of volume two. A few finger smudges to text with very light occasional foxing; inner hinges re-enforced. In all, a very good set.

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Master Humphrey's Clock [Contains, Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge]. In 3 volumes

DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall 1840. Large 8vo. 1840 / 1841 1st edition, 3 vols in rubbed original gilt and blind stamped brown ribbed cloth. Chipped at the heads and tails of the spines. C. 19th replacement endpapers., with engraved bookplate on the pastedowns. Marking to the boards (including some small patches of a black paint). Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. . Good. Publisher's Cloth. First Edition. 1840.

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Master Humphrey's Clock - 3 volumes

Dickens, Charles

London, UK: Chapman and Hall, 1840. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 7" X 10. Original bound edition in 3 volumes, Complete, Illustrations by George Cattermole & Hablot Browne. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and device to the spine. All page edges are gilt. Volume 1 - MDCCCXL (1840), 306 pages - General bumping and soiling to cloth boards, shelf wear to top & foot of spine. Internally , a modern libris plate to back of front board. Small square discoloration (old tape) on flyleaf. Rear of title page, dedication page and front of preface page has staining. Some light staining internally Otherwise Tight & Clean. Volume 2 - MDCCCXLI (1841), 306 pages - General bumping and soiling to cloth boards, Internally there is a modern libris plate to rear of front board. Small split (1.5") at foot and top of rear guttering. some light foxing to endpapers otherwise Tight & Clean. Volume 3 - MDCCCXLI (1841), 426 pages - General bumping and soiling to cloth boards Light wear to top & foot of spine. Internally the remains of an libris plate which has been removed from the reverse of the front board. Some foxing to end papers. Otherwise Tight & clean. Master Humphrey's Cloak was a weekly periodical edited and published by Charles dickens between April 1840 and December 1841. originally published a s a weekly serial they contained both short stories and two novels, "The Old Curiosity shop" and "Barnaby Rudge". This set is an Original Cloth Bound Edition.

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Master Humphrey's Clock

DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman & Hall, 1840. First. hardcover. very good. Illustrated by George Cattermole and H.K. Browne. lightly rubbed. 3 volumes in 1, thick 8vo, re-bound in half light tan leather; inner joints neatly repaired; leather label, chipped at edges. London: Chapman & Hall, 1840-41. First Edition in book form. Light foxing throughout.

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Master Humphrey’s Clock.

Dickens, Charles.

8vo in sixes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-1841. 8vo in sixes, 3 vols bound in one: (4), (i)-iv, 306; (i)-vi, 306; (i)-vi, 426 pp. Full polished calf, gilt pannelled backstrip with red and green labels, covers with double gilt fillet, gilt-roll on turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Old crease on title, pages clean, covers with several marks and scuffs, backstrip somewhat worn, yet handsome. Later edition in book form of this collection -- consisting primarily of "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge" -- which was first published in 88 weekly parts and twenty monthly ones. Eckel, p. 63. Podeschi A51. Smith 6.

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Master Humphrey's Clock

Charles Dickens

Replica Books, 2005-06-30. Hardcover. Good.

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Master Humphrey's Clock.

DICKENS, Charles.

London:: Chapman and Hall,, 18401841.. First edition in book form.. Later (but old) half morocco, a.e.g.. Some minor rubbing to the binding; upper corners to Vol. III bumped; but a nice set.. 8vo,. With illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne.

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Master Humphrey's Clock.

DICKENS, Charles.

London:: Chapman and Hall,, 1840.. contemporary half crimson calf over marbled boards.. Some scattered minor foxing; light use to boards.. 8vo,. With illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne.

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