May 14, 2019 - Sale 2508

Sale 2508 - Lot 86

Price Realized: $ 2,500
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DICKENS, CHARLES. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. 2 volumes. 43 engraved plates by Phiz, Seymour, and Buss; extra-illustrated with the insertion of additional plates, many colored. 8vo, black pebble grain morocco with gilt fillet and floral borders and spine compartments, by F.P. Hathaway (Boston), only minor rubbing to tips, joints, and spine ends; top edges trimmed and gilt, early owner's penciled list of the specific inclusions with two mounted book descriptions on front blank; bookplates of Cornelia Otis Skinner. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837

Additional Details

first edition, extra-illustrated set compiled and bound by Curtis Guild in 1882 with an additional printed title-page stating that it is "Extended by the Insertion of the Seymour, Buss, Onwyhn and Croquill [sic] plates, and illustrations by Darley and other artists, Collected from Various Sources in Europe and America, by Curtis Guild 1882." Provenance: Curtis Guild collection to Alden S. Blodget to Cornelia Otis Skinner.