The FIRST EDITIONS Of CHARLES DICKENS. Charles. 1812 - 1870 Dickens, John C. Eckel.

The FIRST EDITIONS Of CHARLES DICKENS.

London: Maggs Bros, 1932. 1st edition thus, a Revised (& best) edition. Limited to 750 copies, this copy noted as "Presentation". Eckel has INSCRIBED the ffep "To my dear friend / John C. Custis / As a slight token of / Esteem and Affection. / From / John C. Eckel / Phila. Nov. 23, 1932." xvi, [2], 272 pp (including Index). Illustrated with facsimiles. 8vo. Maroon buckram with gilt spine lettering. TEG. Buff dust jacket. Slipcase. A Fine copy, with a Custis bookplate, in a slightly sun-tanned NF dust jacket, housed in a VG+ slipcase. Laid-in are two pieces of ephemera: an Eckel Christmas card, and the order blank for Eckel's proposed Supplement to this book [which, apparently, was never issued]. Item #244.8

The work itself is essential to any Dickens collector; this copy a collector's piece unto itself.

Price: $495.00

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