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PICKWICK PAPERSCharles Dickens; 1837; First Edition, Mixed Issue from Original Parts; London, Chapman and Hall; Rebound Leather, Whitman Bennett Bindery; Case/Jacket; llustrated by Seymour, Buss, (Nemo), H.K. Browne "Phiz"; 609 Pages; w5.3"xh8.2"; Extremely Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author/Classic or Collector.  Great Gift Idea!!!Important First Issue Points:First issue of the vignette title, with "Tony Veller" on sign. Page 10, last line, mark between "r" and "u" in "rum".  Page 17, last "e" appears broken; p. 244. Page 260, line 29, "hodling" for "holding." Page 276: Figure "7" in page number slightly above other figures.  Page 341, line 1: Correct reading of "inde-licate;" line 5 correct reading of "inscription;".  Page 342, line 5: "S. Veller" uncorrected.  Page 400, line 21: "this friends" for "his friends." Page 432, headline: "F" in "OF" imperfect.  Two Rare "Buss" Plates pg. 69/74, two "Nemo" Plates in Part IV, directions to binder, marginal note on pg. 9, full dedication, Errata Leaf.Attributes:Comes with a Custom Made Denim Case with Leather binding and gold labeling, with a silk moire type jacket, over a nice navy blue cloth cover design with gold borders, navy blue leather binding/corners, pretty gold binding, gold tops of pages, marble end pages, with a great frontispiece/vignette title pages, and 39 other Great Illustrations by Seymour and Phiz, and two suppressed plates by Buss, and a Landmark Classic from the Renowned Author; Many First Issue Points from what I have researched, then early issues of other points; No Book First Issue Editions from Monthly Parts exist as they were bound haphazardly from various monthly parts!!!Summary:The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (also known as The Pickwick Papers) is Charles Dickens's first novel. He was asked to contribute to the project as an up-and-coming writer following the success of Sketches by Boz, published in 1836 (most of Dickens' novels were issued in shilling installments before being published as complete volumes). Dickens (still writing under the pseudonym of Boz) increasingly took over the unsuccessful monthly publication after the original illustrator Robert Seymour had committed suicide.Dickens was a young man, 24 years old, who had written nothing more than a group of sketches dealing mainly with London life. A firm of London publishers, Messrs. Chapman and Hall, was then projecting a series of "cockney sporting plates" by illustrator Robert Seymour. There was to be a club, the members of which were to be sent on hunting and fishing expeditions into the country. Their guns were to go off by accident; fishhooks were to get caught in their hats and trousers. All these and other misadventures were to be depicted in Seymour's comic plates.Background:Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 ?" 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.The first two numbers featured four illustrations by Robert Seymour and 24 pages of text. Seymour killed himself and was replaced by R. W. Buss for the third number; the format was changed to feature two illustrations and 32 pages of text per issue. Buss didn't work out as an illustrator and was replaced by H K 'Phiz' Browne for the fourth issue; Phiz continued to work for Dickens for 23 yearsCondition:Condition is Very Good/Excellent.  Small outer wear to case, small typed paper to first end page about book could remove attached on one corner, small monogram blind stamp to upper title page, pencil signature to last page, usual browning/blemishing to plates/browned near edges (indication its bound from original parts), small blemish here and there, most text pages are very good, little tattered edge to a few pages, hinges/text blocks are excellent.  Overall, for over 175 years old its in Very Good/Excellent Condition!!!
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