DescriptionCharles Dickens. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. London, 1870. First edition, in the original six monthly parts, as issued. From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.
Charles Dickens. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. With Twelve Illustrations by S. L. Fildes, and a Portrait. London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition, in the original six monthly parts, as issued.Octavo. [i]-[viii], -190. Fourteen inserted plates after Fildes, cut by Dalziel, Roberts and others (includes the portrait and the vignette title). Original green printed wrappers. Wrappers of Part VI in first issue with "Price Eighteenpence" slip over printed price. Parts with the usual repairs and rebacking. Text and plates clean. A few parts with ownership signatures on front wrapper. Collates well with only three ads wanting: the rare "cork" ad in Part II and two (of three) ads missing in the rear of part V. With an inset ad of Dickens' Works not called-for in the rear of Part VI. A near fine set of Dickens final work, left unfinished at his death in June, 1870 - lending a permanent air of mystery to the novel, the Master's only attempt in the genre created by his friend and associate Wilkie Collins. Chemised in a quarter green morocco pull-off case. Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 371-382.
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)