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    Charles Dickens: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. (London: Chapman and Hall, 1837), first edition, mixed state with various points and two Chapter IIIs, 609 pages, illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz., full polished calf, six compartments between five raised spine bands, gilt decoration in five compartments, morocco spine label with gilt titles, gilt rules on front and rear boards with floral motif in each corner, gilt dentelle, marbled endpapers, marbled edges, 8vo (5.5" x 8.5"), external hinges have been repaired, shelf wear to the edges of the boards, corners worn with some loss to leather, light scuffing to boards, moderate foxing throughout especially at the prelims and plates, Sir Thomas Molyneux bookplate on inside front cover, else very good. The name Francis Marion is handwritten on the ffep. This copy could well have been from the library of Francis Marion (1888-1973), an American journalist, author, and screenwriter. She wrote, directed and occasionally appeared in several of Mary Pickford's early movies.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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