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    Charles Dickens. Pair of Lea and Blanchard Books. Philadelphia: 1837. Early U. S. editions.

    More Information: [Charles Dickens and others]. The Tuggs's at Ramsgate. Together with Other Tales, by Distinguished Writers. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1837. First U. S. edition. [Together with:] The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Containing a faithful record of the perambulations, perils, adventures, and sporting transactions of the corresponding members. Edited by "Boz." Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1837. Early U. S. edition. Together, six volumes. Twelvemo. Various paginations. Original publisher's boards, one-quarter dark red cloth with paper-covered boards and paper spine labels. Edges of Tuggs untrimmed. Evidence of staining to top edges of Pickwick. Housed in custom cloth clamshells with leather spine labels stamped in gilt. Spines faded to light brown; some rubbing to spine labels, minor chipping at edges; some soiling to cloth of Tuggs, spots of wormholing at hinges. Normal wear and bumping to board edges and corners; some faint splashes, darkening and foxing to boards and interior of text blocks. Front endpapers of Tuggs gapping at gutter; pastedown coming up at edges; chip to front free; half of rear free endpaper missing; back endpapers cracked length of gutter with free detached one inch up from bottom. Penciled decorative "Boz" on final page of "Tuggs." Pickwick has front pastedown ownership label in third, fourth and fifth volumes; partially torn up and scribbled over in first volume, with other penciling on endpapers. Fair to good. Title-page of first volume of Pickwick reads "Third edition," all other volumes lack edition statement. First two stories of Tuggs by "Boz," rest by other authors. Gimbel B1, A18; Wilkins pp. 11, 7-8. From the Collection of Jerome P. O'Connor.

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