Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Charles Dickens. [The Nonesuch Dickens]. Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1937-1938. First Nonesuch edition, limited to 877 sets, each including an original engraved steel plate or a woodblock, this set featuring Hablot K. Browne's [Phiz] "The old Couple" from Sketches of Young Couples and includes a pull taken from plate with letter of authenticity signed by Arthur Waugh. Twenty-three octavo volumes, with steel plate housed in matching clamshell case. Various paginations. Frontispieces, numerous illustrations, mostly in-text. Printed in the United Kingdom on Worthy rag paper. Publisher's uniformly-styled linen buckram, gilt-lettered black morocco labels affixed to spines; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Bindings with general, very minor shelf wear at the extremities; very faint fading to some spines. Page edges lightly foxed with some mild dust soiling to the top edges; endpapers also foxed; some offsetting from illustrations. Near fine. Includes Nonesuch Dickensiana. Retrospectus and Prospectus. Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1937. First edition. Illustrated, with facsimile plates of the original wrappers. An exceptional complete set. The limitation was determined by the number of original illustrated plates used in the first editions by Chapman and Hall. Gimbel D212. From the collection of Jerome P. O'Connor.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2018
    13th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 737

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 44 days left to consign to the 2020 April 23 Historical Manuscripts Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,022,424