Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    A Superb Set of the National Edition

    Charles Dickens. The Works... London: Chapman and Hall, 1906-1908. National Edition, with an envelope signed by Dickens and an ALS by John Foster, Dickens' biographer. One of 750 numbered sets (this set unnumbered). On the first blank of volume I is a mounted small envelope addressed by Dickens to Edward Chapman (his publisher), and signed by Dickens on the lower left corner. Facing that page is a mounted autograph letter signed by John Foster (Dickens' friend and biographer) addressed to George Cattermole, the artist who illustrated The Old Curiosity Shop. Foster letter is on stationery and is dated 21 September, 1860. Two sixteenmo pages on one octavo sheet, folded. Creased, very good. Complete in forty octavo volumes. Illustrated. Bound modern half brown levant morocco over brown cloth boards, boards ruled in gilt, spines paneled and lettered in gilt, five raised bands, top edge gilt. Spines faintly sunned, some occasional light rubbing or minor wear. A bright, fine set. From the collection of Donald Carter.

    More Information:

    One of 750 numbered sets (this set unnumbered). On the first blank of volume I is a mounted small envelope addressed by Dickens to Edward Chapman (his publisher), and signed by Dickens on the lower left corner. Facing that page is a mounted autograph letter signed by John Foster (Dickens' friend and biographer) addressed to George Cattermole, the artist who illustrated The Old Curiosity Shop. Foster letter is on stationery and is dated 21 September, 1860. Two sixteemo pages on one octavo sheet, folded. Creased, very good. Complete in forty octavo volumes. Illustrated. Bound modern half brown levant morocco over brown cloth boards, boards ruled in gilt, spines paneled and lettered in gilt, five raised bands, top edge gilt. Spines sunned, some occasional rubbing or minor wear. A bright, fine set.



    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2016
    6th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 358

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 September 23 - 24 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 April 18 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2018 April 18 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,010,924