Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, with a Clipped Signature of Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens. Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Introduction by Percy Fitzgerald. With an original frontispiece by Harry Furniss. [from: The Complete Works of Charles Dickens]. Edited with Annotations Bibliography and Topography by Frederic G. Kitton. New York & London: George D. Sproul, 1902-1903.

    Autograph edition, extended edition, limited to 250 copies. Six large octavo volumes [of the total extended edition of 112 volumes]. xlvii, 130; xx, 131 - 338; xiv, 1 - 183; 187 - 381; xiii, 1 - 172; ix, 173 - 395 pages. 365 beautifully and cheerfully engraved plates with protective tissues lettered in red. Indices.

    Publisher's deep violet cloth covers with paper labels affixed to the spines. Top edges gilt. Some rubbing to the covers, lightly bumped corners and head and foot of the spines, very slight sunning to the spines, some toning and cracking to the paper labels, very clean interiors with intact tissues. Altogether very good copies.

    This lot consists of three parts in six volumes from the "Two hundred and fifty copies on white hand-made paper, issued both in fifty-six volumes and in an extended form in one hundred and twelve volumes, of which this is an extended copy," of the Autograph edition. Featured signatures include: Charles Dickens [clipped], Harry Furniss [signed frontispiece illustrations in three volumes], Perry Fitzgerald, and F. G. Kitton. D148 Gimbel.

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