Boston/New York: Lee and Shepard/Charles T. Dillingham, 1877. First Edition Thus. Duodecimo; containing... A Christmas Carol [53pp]; Bardell and Pickwick [23pp]; David Copperfield [59pp]; Mr. Bob Sawyer's Party [21pp]; The Story of Little Dombey [45pp]; Nicholas Nickleby at the Yorkshire School [45pp]; Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn [18pp]; Doctor Marigold [37pp]; Nicholas Nickleby at the Yorkshire School [Shorter Version - 29pp]; Mrs. Gamp [18pp]. Each title page contains [title] "by Charles Dickens. As Condensed By Himself, For His Readings," publisher's imprint, and date . Verso of each title page contains Ticknor and Fields' copyright data . All readings preceded by a blank; eight readings preceded by an illustration (various artists); Boots and the shorter Nickleby are not illustrated. Together bound in full green cloth with title gilt on spine and Lee and Shepard publisher logo (initials) at foot. Binding worn at crown and foot; one corner slightly torn; top board crease-dented with minor wrinkling. Contents toned and a bit fragile; fore-edges worn a few pages, both gutters slightly cracked. Cloth and gilt title generally bright; contents uniform as to title pages. Previously unseen thus published. [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016]. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. (Inventory #: 13-3-1201500)
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