The Works of Charles Dickens (1929) 40 volumes - with ALS from Dickens
by Dickens, Charles
London: Chapman & Hall, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good. 40 volumes, large 8vo, limited to 300 sets (150 for the U.S. and 150 for the U.K.), bound in dark blue buckram gilt. Vol. I of the Pickwick Papers has a 1.5 page letter SIGNED in full by Dickens, dated 16 December, 1850: 'Devonshire Terrace. Dear Sir, I find that I shall be so deluged and utterly swamped and [cast away/] by letters of introduction, during the time of the Great Exhibition, if I remain in town, that I must fly to save myself. Therefore I shall be glad to let my house for six months -- from May to October inclusive -- if I can get a good price for it. I should say that I ought to have 300 Pounds, or it would be better shut up. Do you think you can let it for me? Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens. / William Phillips, Esquire' Letter is folded once to make 4 sheets and has other pressed-out creases, but nice and bold. Books are very good to fine, one or two showing slight scuffing to boards. 40 volumes complete. Postage calculated at point of sale.
(Inventory #: C000028530)
Literature, Arts & Photography, Western Pennsylvania, General Scholarly
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