First Edition Copy of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to be Offered at Auction at Heritage In their upcoming Rare Book auction, Heritage Auction Galleries will offer a scarce first edition, first issue copy of Charles Dickens' immortal novel, A Christmas Carol, in exceptional condition, est
Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1842.
First edition, first issue, with the preliminary pages in Volume I misnumbered (p. [x] numbered xvi). Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by Charles Dickens on the half-title: " Mr: Serjeant Talfourd / From his friend / Charles Dickens / [flourish]." Two small octavo volumes (7.6875 x 4.6875 inches; 195 x 123 mm.). , 308; vii, [1, blank], 306, [6, advertisements] pages.
ESTIMATE: $60,000 - $75,000
Charles Dickens. Great Expectations. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1861.
First edition, first impression of each volume. Three octavo volumes (7.8125 x 4.9375 inches; 198 x 125 mm.). , 344; , 351, [1, printer's imprint]; , 344 pages plus 32-page publisher's catalogue, dated May, 1861.
ESTIMATE: $40,000 - $60,000
Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859.
First edition, first issue, with signature "b" present on the List of Plates leaf, and with all of the internal flaws listed by Smith, including "affectionately" on p. 134, line 12, and page 213 incorrectly numbered "113." Octavo (8.6875 x 5.5 inches; 221 x 140 mm.). viii , [1, "List of Plates"], [1, blank], 254 pages. This copy without the 32-page publisher's catalogue, dated November, 1859, bound at the end of some copies. Sixteen etched plates by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"), including frontispiece and added vignette title.
ESTIMATE: $10,000 - $15,000
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