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The Works of Charles Dickens, Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1877. This is the 29-volume New Illustrated Library Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens, published in 1876-77 by Houghton Mifflin, plus the 1872 publication of The Dickens Dictionary. These have apparently been recovered, but with no stamp or other bindery attribution. Each volume has several illustrations (from 10 to 24), except The Uncommercial Traveller, which has 2 and Sketches by Boz, which has 42.

The individual volumes are:
  • Volume I: Pickwick Papers, 1
  • Volume 2: Pickwick Papers, 2
  • Volume 3: Nicholas Nickleby, 1
  • Volume 4: Nicholas Nickleby, 2
  • Volume 5: Oliver Twist
  • Volume 6: The Old Curiosity Shop, 1
  • Volume 7: The Old Curiosity Shop, 2
  • Volume 8: Barnaby Rudge
  • Volume 9: Barnaby Rudge & Hard Times
  • Volume 10: Martin Chuzzlewit, 1
  • Volume 11: Martin Chuzzlewit, 2
  • Volume 12: The Christmas Book
  • Volume 13: Dombey & Son
  • Volume 14: Dombey & Son, 2
  • Volume 15: Pictures From Italy & American Notes
  • Volume 16: David Copperfield, 1
  • Volume 17: David Copperfield, 2
  • Volume 18 Bleak House 1
  • Volume 19: Bleak House 2
  • Volume 20: Little Dorritt 1
  • Volume 21: Little Dorritt 2
  • Volume 22: Tales of Two Cities
  • Volume 23: Great Expectations
  • Volume 24: Our Mutual Friend 1
  • Volume 25: Our Mutual Friend 2
  • Volume 26: The Uncommercial Traveller
  • Volume 27: The History of England, etc. - no volume number page, but presumed #27
  • Volume 28: Edwin Drood
  • Volume 29: Sketches by Boz
  • Volume 30: Dickens' Dictionary (this is from an earlier publication, with no actual volume number).

    Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) English writer and social critic.

    Considered the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Dickens’ works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime and have endured to this day.

    His novels were initially serialised in weekly and monthly magazines, then reprinted in standard book formats. This handsome set, printed in 1876-77, includes his most beloved works.

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  • Location: This item ships from Connecticut.

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  • Condition

    The covers (8" x 5.375") have brown leather spines, each with 5 slightly raised bands, 2 applied labels (set and volume title), brown leather outside corners, marbled boards, and marbled inside cover spreads. The spines are straight or slightly cocked. The attachments to the insides are secure, with no detached covers. There are a number of scuffs, but no prominent stains, and no tears. The insides are in very good condition. There is a personal ink name stamp to a blank front end page in each volume. This is the only extraneous element in the books. There are no other stamps, no attachments and no notations. The bindings are secure, with no loose or missing pages. The only tears are to outside edges - shallow chatter from pages having been cut open, and one dink to a number of outside edges in The Uncommercial Traveller volume. There are few stains, none of which are prominent. These are spot stains, ghosting from adjacent images, and occasional light sunned areas. All the illustrations and clean and unfaded, as is all text. The gilt top page edges are bright and clean. The accompanying photos are accurate reflections of the set conditions.

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    The Works of Charles Dickens, 1877 (29 Vol)

    Estimate $800 - $1,000Apr 1, 2017