Publisher's maroon half-leather with marbled paper boards. Blue eps
1840 · Leipzig
by Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
Leipzig: Frederick Fleischer, 1840. 1st Collected Edition of Dickens' works. Not in Gimbel. Publisher's maroon half-leather with marbled paper boards. Blue eps. General wear. Occasional spot of foxing, with faint area of damping to lower margin of Vol I. Overall, Very Good.. 6 volumes [Pickwick, 2v; OT; Nickleby, 2v, Sketches]. Each volume [except Vol I, Pickwick] with a 'Works' t.p. as well as an individual t.p. Vol I with frontis, the Macready portrait. 12mo. 7" x 4-1/8"
The complete works of Dickens, as published through this set's publication date of 1839 - 1840 [Sketches]. The United States' publishing houses didn't offer such until 1846. Dickens' own publisher in England, Chapman & Hall, didn't begin offering a Collected Edition until 1847 [cf. NCBEL III, 783]. While individual volumes of this set are often encountered, complete sets, as here, are quite uncommon. OCLC only records one complete set [9v], that at Yale, purchased from us over a decade ago.
(Inventory #: 31877.1)