The First Editions of the Writings of Charles Dickens and Their Values: A Bibliography

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Author: John C Eckel (1858-1943)

Year: 1913

Publisher: Chapman & Hall, Ltd

Place: London


xviii+296 pages with frontispiece, plates (some in color and folding) and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. First edition limited to 750 which this is number 274.

Nearly every collector of fine and rare books includes Dickens among his list of esteemed authors. Dickens is essentially a collector's author, for the reason that his books in their original state make an irresistible appeal. To tell of the appearance of these is the purpose of this Bibliography. Notice has been take of the various issues of first editions and the different "points" involved have been carefully assembled and explained. Illustrations have been used in a Dickens bibliography to make clear such "points" as require them. Another feature relates to presentations copies, treated separately for the first time in any Bibliography. It was impossible to make this subject a complete one, though enough has been given to furnish a general idea of a number of"association" books and their extraordinary rise in prices. Every precaution has been adopted ot insure accuracy. To attain approximate perfection and thoroughness, nearly every book in it original state has been under the personal observation of the bibliographer.


Points gently rubbed, some foxing, lightly soiled else a very good copy.

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