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DICKENS, CHARLES & RICHARD HENRY DANA, JR

Verlag: Boston 3 1/4 pages (9 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches January 31, 1842 (1842)

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Beschreibung: Boston 3 1/4 pages (9 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches January 31, 1842, 1842. Original Autograph Letter Signed (ÒRichd. H. Dana Jr.Ó) written to DanaÕs English publisher, Edward Moxon describing the amazingly warm response of Americans to Charles Dickens visiting Boston. An absorbing letter showing DanaÕs wonderful narrative abilities of which more than half is devoted to DanaÕs account of DickensÕs stay in Boston during the English authorÕs celebrated first trip to America in 1842. Moxon was the British publisher of DanaÕs Two Years Before the Mast and the recently issued The SeamanÕs Friend. Ò. We have Dickens here with us, & the whole town is crazy [the author and his wife arrived in Boston from England on 22 January]. I doubt if a literary man ever made such a ÔprogressÕ through a country as he is making through ours. Indeed, I am certain it will be an era in literary history . From the moment the steamer was sighted, up to this hour. The whole community has been in a high fever . he is obliged to refuse all visitors except at certain hours, & then he holds a regular levee. The other day, when he went to sit for his portrait, on coming out, he found the ante room, staircase, etc., lined with people, young & old. One old lady asked him to stand still & let the ladies form a ring round, so that all could see him. This was too much for his risibles, & he laughed out, & told her eager ladyship that he was sorry, etc., but was in a hurry Ñ & was going off; when the ladies called out to the artist, ÔDo, Mr. A. stop him! DonÕt let him go!Õ In the meanwhile the standard men of literature & wealth are paying him every attention, & like him exceedingly . I have met him several times & like him very much. How full of life he is! . He told me much, in the way of answering questions, about yourself, Ô our friend,Õ as you call him, Capt. Ives, & others of whom I was curious to inquire . Dickens has told us many anecdotes of [Charles] Lamb, some of which are not yet published, & which interested us very much. You donÕt know what a feeling there is here about Lamb .Ó BostonÕs adulatory reception of the English writer reached its climax the next day (1 February) with a great banquet held in his honor which Dana also attended. DickensÕs visit to the United States (he returned to England in June) resulted in his American Notes for General Circulation (1842). Written in brown ink on a bifolium of gray paper with small embossed stamp of T. Groom, Boston; address panel, postmark, and remnants of red sealing wax. A rare view of Dickens in America through the eyes of a significant American writer. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 12588J

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Beschreibung: Our first autograph of Dickens relating to his Christmas stories, for which he remains beloved.Household Words was an English weekly magazine edited by Charles Dickens which took its name from the line from Shakespeare’s "Familiar in his mouth as household words" in “Henry V”. ÂIt was published every Wednesday from March 1850 to May 1859, and contained a mixture of fiction and nonfiction. A large amount of the non-fiction dealt with the social issues of the time, as one might expect knowing Dickens’ interests. Dickens liked to serialize his work in the magazine, in addition to having it published in book form, so a number of his books also appeared in Household Words. It was customary in the 19th century for issues of magazines to be bound together in book form, so he would also take articles on a similar theme that had appeared in the magazine, and gather them together for publication as a book.Dickens loved Christmas stories, and, of course, it is his classic, “A Christmas Carol”, that has contributed so much to his ongoing popularity. He made a practice of having Christmas stories published in his magazine, and these were generally contained in a special Christmas edition. His first contribution to a Household Words 'Extra Christmas Number' was "A Christmas Tree," which was inspired by children gathered around that recent innovation, the Christmas tree which was introduced into England by Victoria's consort, Prince Albert, in 1841. Dickens's second and third short-fiction Christmas offerings, "The Poor Relation's Story" and "The Child's Story" are his contributions to” A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire” in the Christmas Number of Household Words for 1852. In 1853, Dickens contributed "The Schoolboy's Story" and "Nobody's Story" to “Another Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire” in the Christmas Number for Household Words. Some other Christmas Stories include “The Seven Poor Travellers” in the Christmas Number for Household Words in 1854, “The Holly-tree Inn” (the Christmas Number for Household Words for 1855, “The Wreck of the Golden Mary” for the Christmas Number of Household Words in 1856; and there were others.His “Christmas Tales, being the Extra Numbers of Household Words”, 1859, signed by Dickens on the title page, with his frontispiece portrait, and the ownership inscription of "Mr Russell Browne, York, 1859" on the verso of the title. Loosely inserted is a note dated 1933 by Walter Browne stating that "This volume of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens.is specially autographed by him for ‘Pa Browne,’ who had the leaflet sent up to him, & he kindly signed it - Pa Browne died in 1882." This volume is a collection of the magazine issues apparently put together and bound by Browne, with the title page specially printed by him as well. The volume features some of Household Words’ classic short stories, including "A Christmas Tree" (1850), "What Christmas is as We Grow Older" (1851), "The Poor Relations Story" (1852), "The Child's Story" (1853), "Nobody's Story" (1853), "The Seven Poor Travelers" (1854), "The Holly Tree Inn" (1855), "The Wreck of the Golden Mary" (1856), "The Perils of Certain English Prisoners" (1857), "Going into Society" (1858) among others. The initials "C.D." are pencilled in besides Dickens' own contributions.This is our first Dickens item directly relating to Christmas and the stories he wrote for that holiday. It remained in the Browne family until we acquired it. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 11641

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The Works of Charles Dickens (Including: Bleak: Dickens, Charles

Beschreibung: Chapman & Hall 1906-1908, London, 1906. Octavo, 40 volumes. Full red morocco bound by Bayntun, with gilt titles and elaborate tooling, blue inlay to the inner and rear panels. This example is finely bound and is extra-illustrated with two autograph letters signed by Charles Dickens. The first letter is to Sir John Bowring. An interesting letter regretting that Dickens did not attend Bowring's lecture and mentioning his "Falstaff house" and "All the Year Round" and joking with him about taking poison from the Natives. Bowring was a travel writer and the fourth Governor of Hong Kong. Published in Letters of Charles Dickens: 1836-1870, p 180. The second letter is from London, June 13, 1848, to Edward Davis. In which Dickens apologizes for not answering his letter earlier but explains that he has no connection to the Punch office and that his amateur company will not be able to visit Newcastle. Numerous plates throughout including mounted illustrations after George Cruikshank, Hablot K. Browne. An exceptional complete set in near fine condition. Charles Dickens is generally considered the greatest writer of the Victorian period. His works are characterized by attacks on social evils, injustice, and hypocrisy. "His imaginative freshness, his deep and sincere tenderness and pity, his whole-souled humor that is seldom sharpened into wit, his superabundance of creative energy, have built a deathless niche in the temple of fame for Charles Dickens" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 184). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 3507

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Dickens, Charles

Verlag: Chapman and Hall, London (1859)

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Beschreibung: Chapman and Hall, London, 1859. Hardcover. Zustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the First issue point with page 213 miss-paginated. The publisher's catalog is present and dated November 1859. This copy is SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a laid in check dated 1859, the same year this book was published. A wonderful UNRESTORED copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's Red Cloth. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor discoloration to the endpapers. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this First Edition SIGNED by the author. We buy Charles Dickens First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers ABE-11874317723

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Pickwick Papers (Original Parts 20 in 19): Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Verlag: Chapman & Hall, London (1836)

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Beschreibung: Chapman & Hall, London, 1836. Soft cover. Zustand: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings in the ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a laid in check. A superb set in the publisher's green pictorial wrappers with minor wear to the spines and edges. These ORIGINAL wrappers include 27 additional plates with the rare suppressed plates by R. W. Buss in part 3. A total of 70 plates present, with the 27 additions showing different versions of the original 43, some plates being variants not mentioned in Hatton and Cleaver. "These three artists (Seymour, Buss, "Phiz") etched, in all, 92 plates for the completed work; of which 43 are the "Originals" as they appeared in the first issue of the monthly parts, 4 are "Replacements," 2 are "Substitutes," and 24 are "Duplicates" of the originals: total 73. The remaining 19 are not dealt with in this bibliography" (Hatton and Cleaver pp 17). Fourteen of the front wrappers and twelve of the back wrappers are first issue (the wrappers, like the plates, can be found in a number of variants). The text has issue points in twelve of the nineteen books, in this set two of the parts show first issue text and ten show later issue text. The Pickwick advertiser is present and complete in eleven of the sixteen parts which call for it. The set also retains five of the seven "addresses" that were issued in the course of publication. Back ads present are Parts IX, one ad;, part X, one ad; Part XIII, two ads; Part XIV, one ad; Part XV, seven ads; Part XVII, three ads; Part XVIII, four ads; and Part XIX-XX, four ads. This shows twenty-three of the thirty-four ads called for in Hatton and Cleaver. Not complete as for the advertisements, but still with many more ads here than most copies in recent years. An overall excellent set documenting the progression and development of the illustrated plates and their variations housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation SIGNED by the author. Signed by Author(s). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers ABE-16396580591

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Dickens, Charles

Verlag: Richard Bentley, London (1838)

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Beschreibung: Richard Bentley, London, 1838. Hardcover. Zustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This book has the First issue point with the 'Fireside' plate and the author credited as 'Boz' to the title page. This copy is SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a laid in envelope. An attractive copy with light wear to the spine and edges. The bindings in all three books are tight, bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. The pages are clean with light discoloration. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this (3) Volume First Edition SIGNED by the author. We buy Charles Dickens First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers ABE-11873974965

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Charles Dickens Signed Portrait Photograph.: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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Beschreibung: 1868. Large oval portrait photograph measures 20 inches by 116 inches. Matted in a contemporary frame which measures 25.5. inches by 29.5 inches. Signed "Charles Dickens (with a large flourish) Boston Sixth March 1868." In 1867, Charles Dickens began his second American reading tour at Boston's Tremont Temple, where an enthusiastic audience delighted in some of his most notable works, members of the audience included legendary literary stars such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Although Dickens was in declining health, he embarked on an ambitious travel schedule across the United States. Dickens returned to Boston once more before concluding his U.S. tour in New York City. When Charles Dickens arrived in Boston on November 19, 1867, the celebrated English author spent several days at the Parker House hotel recuperating from the voyage. As conscientious a performer as he was a writer, Dickens had prepared diligently for his performances, redrafting and memorizing key passages from his books especially for these engagements. He used a book only as a prop; he was so familiar with the material that he could improvise with ease. However, during his 1867-1868 tour he was plagued with Flu-like symptoms, insomnia, and an inflammation of his foot, which forced him to walk with a cane. During his last tours in 1868, Dickens confined much of his performances to the New England area. Dickens was grateful for the income he desperately needed from his readings, which generated $140,000, close to $2,000,000 today; but he longed for home. On April 8, 1868, Dickens gave the last performance of the tour. Prolonged applause followed the reading. He closed by telling the audience, "In this brief life of ours, it is sad to do almost anything for the last time. Ladies and gentlemen, I beg most earnestly, most gratefully, and most affectionately, to bid you, each and all, farewell." He died two years later, having written 14 novels, several of which are considered classics of English literature. A desirable piece of Victorian literary history.     Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 74030

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Dickens, Charles

Verlag: Chapman and Hall: London (1861)

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Beschreibung: Chapman and Hall: London, 1861. 3 vols. 8 x 5", violet embossed cloth, 344pp, 351pp; 344pp + 32pp publisher's catalogue, covers rubbed, extremities bumped and worn, spines sunned and cocked, hinges loose, vol. 1 eps spotted, contents a bit worn with some finger soiling, ink marks on ffep of vol. 2, vol. 2 rear fly creased else a nice set in a custom gilt-dec golden crushed morocco; cloth case by Bayntun-Riviere (though not stated as such- from a collection of Bayntun-Riviere signed bindings.) FIRST EDITIONS IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH; volume 3 is a later state with the apostrophe on p. 173, and with period in heading on p. 238, BUT WITH ALL OTHER POINTS AS GIVEN IN THE WALTER E. SMITH BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDING THE MAY 1861 PUBLISHER'S CATALOGUE AT REAR OF VOLUME 3. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 99-3819

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Master Humphrey's Clock. With illustrations by George: DICKENS, Charles.

DICKENS, Charles.

Verlag: London: Chapman and Hall, 1840–1 (1840)

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Beschreibung: London: Chapman and Hall, 1840–1, 1840. 3 volumes, octavo (261 x 180 mm). Skilfully bound to period-style in green half calf, raised bands to spine tooled in gilt, red morocco labels, compartments ruled in blind, single blind roll to covers, marbled sides, brown endpapers. Scattered foxing and some signs of handling internally. A handsomely bound set. Full-page wood-engraved frontispieces by Ebenezer Landells after H. K. Browne and illustrations throughout, 25 figurative initials. First edition in book form, first issue, vol. II signed by Dickens on the title page, "Charles Dickens, Paris, Eighteenth February 1855". This is almost certainly the inscribed copy referred to by Dickens in his letter of the same date to Laura, Lady Olliffe, wife of the physician Sir Joseph Francis Olliffe (1808–1869). In that letter Dickens thanks her for her "note of parting" and states that "I have set my grosser hand to this work with unusual pleasure" (See Pilgrim edition of the Collected Letters, vol. 7, p. 542). It is probable that this volume was delivered to Dickens at the Hotel Meurice with a request from Lady Olliffe to sign – which may explain the unusual nature of the inscription, with its simple signature and date. In February 1855 Dickens, accompanied by Wilkie Collins, travelled to France with the intention of visiting Bordeaux and arrived in Paris on 12 February. Peter Ackroyd describes this visit, explaining that Dickens usually stayed at the Hotel Brighton – "his normal quarters" - but that the Meurice, on the rue de Rivoli, "allowed the two men more freedom in dining out". However, Collins "suffered a sudden attack of rheumatic gout, and was for most of the day 'laid up' in the gorgeous apartment while Dickens walked and walked through the city" (Dickens, 1990, pp. 725-27). To speed Collins's recovery, Dickens requested the medical assistance of Sir Joseph Olliffe, physician to the British embassy in Paris, writing to him: "Mr. Collins the writer, who is my travelling companion, has a misgiving that he wants 'advice'" (Letters ibid, p. 535). Collins's illness, combined with wintery conditions, meant that it was impossible for the pair to travel to Bordeaux, "The posts are delayed, the roads feet deep in snow, the cold is intense, and going on to Bordeaux appears to be out of the question." (Letter to W. H. Wills, dated 16 February, ibid, p. 541). Unique among Dickens's publications, Master Humphrey's Clock was an experiment in publishing two novels together: The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Gordon Ray describes the work as "the pinnacle of Dickensian Gothic", noting that Phiz (H. K. Browne) "is in excellent form" and that George Cattermole's "wonderful clutter of antiquarian or architectural detail is well suited to Dickens's chosen subjects" (Ray, 60). This set has all the required issue points as stated by Smith. An attractive copy with a fine provenance. Eckel, p. 67; Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1940, 60; Smith I, 6; Storey, Tillotson, and Easson (eds.), The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, vol. 7 1853–1855 (1993). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 123004

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The Christmas Carol, including 4 other Christmas: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Verlag: Chapman & Hall, London (1843)

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Beschreibung: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Zustand: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a hand written check laid into the "Christmas Carol" The "Christmas Carol" has the First Issue points with text uncorrected, "Stave I" as first chapter heading, red and blue title-page dated 1843, and blue half-title. All the books are bound in the publisher's original cloth and are in excellent condition. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. A superb 5 volume set SIGNED by the author. Signed by Author(s). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1524516468943

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Charles Dickens Signed Portrait Photograph.: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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Beschreibung: 1868. Signed "Charles Dickens (with a large flourish) Washington, D.C. Seventh February 1868." Large oval portrait photograph measures 13 inches by 13 inches. Matted in a walnut frame which measures 24 inches by 27 inches. On his Washington tour Dickens met President Andrew Johnson and signed this photograph on the date of that meeting, February 7, which also happened to be Dickens' birthday. He discussed in a letter to his friend and agent John Foster regarding that day, "This scrambling scribblement is resumed this morning, because I have just seen the President: who had sent to me very courteously asking me to make my own appointment. He is a man with a remarkable face." From the Library of The Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. Portrait photographs of this size signed by Dickens are exceptionally rare, especially with such noted provenance. Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 5825

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Adventures of Oliver Twist Or, The Parish: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Verlag: London Bradbury and Evans (1846)

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Beschreibung: London Bradbury and Evans, 1846. Soft cover. Zustand: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings bound in the ORIGINAL blue/green wrappers SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a handwritten check laid into the first volume. A beautiful complete set in ten parts that were issued monthly. All the wrappers are ORIGINAL with NO missing pages. The colors on the spines match and have benefitted from some professional restoration. Overall, a wonderful set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation SIGNED by the author. We buy Charles Dickens First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers ABE-15214791011

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The Old Curiosity Shop.: DICKENS, Charles.

DICKENS, Charles.

Verlag: Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1842 (1842)

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Beschreibung: Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1842, 1842. Large octavo. Original brown vertical grain cloth, covers blind-stamped, spine with figure and title in gilt (stained, worn), inscribed to Bryant "from his friend and admirer, Charles Dickens". Housed in a quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine expertly repaired, with restoration at head, dampstaining to top edge of contents, boards scuffed and dampstained, foxing throughout, offsetting and oxidisation to plates, as usual with American piracies of this date, overall a good copy. With two autograph letters signed to the poet and journalist William Cullen Bryant, Carlton House, New York, 14 and 27 February 1842, together 3 pages, 8vo, the second with later annotation to upper margin. Provenance: by descent from the recipient. Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation, inscribed by Dickens: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores, and with two accompanying autograph letters signed. In the first letter Dickens writes: "With one exception (and that's Irving) you are the man I most wanted to see in America". Dickens excuses himself for not having been able to see Bryant when he called, adding though that "As I lost what I most eagerly longed for, I ask you for your sympathy and not for your forgiveness". He presses Bryant to come and breakfast with him—"I don't call to leave a card at your door before asking you, because I love you too well to be ceremonious with you. I have a thumbed book at home, so well now that it has nothing of you on the back, but one gilt 'B', and the remotest possible traces of a 'y'. My credentials are in my earnest admiration of its beautiful contents". The second letter was the cover note to the gift of six American editions of Dickens's works, all similarly inscribed: "If I had any control over the accompanying books, they should be unillustrated, and in outward appearance more worthy your acceptance." After the delays indicated by the first letter here, Dickens finally met Bryant for their first private audience on his American tour on Tuesday 22 February 1842. Bryant responded to the gift of books by presenting a copy of this own The Fountain and other Poems, his inscription using the same form of words (that copy later in the Stephen H. Wakeman collection, sold American Art Association, April 1924, lot 26, $400). Bryant was well-disposed to Dickens, at that time the most famous living author in the world, but he, like many other Americans, was dismayed by the criticisms Dickens expressed in his American Notes (1842) and in the American chapters of Martin Chuzzlewit (1844). However, he recovered sufficiently to visit Dickens as an old friend on his return to America in 1867. The fact that this is an American edition is evocative: Dickens had strong feelings on the contentious issue of international copyright, and the subject hung over the whole trip. He mentioned it himself several times during his public engagements, eventually drawing on himself the wrath of the American press. Lea and Blanchard (successors to Cary and Lea) were Dickens's "official" American publishers and had prepared for his visit by reprinting his works to date, but the American economy was in the middle of a depression, general fiction could only be sold in the cheapest possible formats, and the cash-strapped publishers were not eager to further erode their profits by paying royalties to foreign authors. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 90111

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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.: DICKENS, Charles.

DICKENS, Charles.

Verlag: Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1842 (1842)

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Beschreibung: Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1842, 1842. Large octavo. Original brown vertical grain cloth, covers blind-stamped, spine with figure and title in gilt (stained, worn), inscribed to Bryant "from his friend and admirer, Charles Dickens". Housed in a brown quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Substantial dampstaining to top edges of boards, also affecting contents but to a lesser extent, head and tail of spine chipped, wormholes to joints, boards rubbed and scuffed, ring stain to front board, some spotting and oxidisation of plates, sporadic foxing and tanning to text. Provenance: by descent from the recipient. Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores. Dickens met Bryant for their first private audience on his American tour on Tuesday 22 February 1842 and presented him with a gift of six books, all American editions of his own works. Bryant reciprocated by presenting Dickens a copy of this own The Fountain and other Poems, his inscription using the same form of words (that copy later in the Stephen H. Wakeman collection, sold American Art Association, April 1924, lot 26, $400). Bryant was well-disposed to Dickens, at that time the most famous living author in the world, but he, like many other Americans, was dismayed by the criticisms Dickens expressed in his American Notes (1842) and in the American chapters of Martin Chuzzlewit (1844). However, he recovered sufficiently to visit Dickens as an old friend on his return to America in 1867. The fact that this is an American edition of Dickens's first publishing success is evocative: Dickens had strong feelings on the contentious issue of international copyright, and the subject hung over the whole trip. He mentioned it himself several times during his public engagements, eventually drawing on himself the wrath of the American press. Lea and Blanchard (successors to Cary and Lea) were Dickens's "official" American publishers and had prepared for his visit by reprinting his works to date, but the American economy was in the middle of a depression, general fiction could only be sold in the cheapest possible formats, and the cash-strapped publishers were not eager to further erode their profits by paying royalties to foreign authors. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 90110

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