CHOICE SELECTIONS From The WRITINGS Of CHARLES DICKENS,; Consisting of Humorous Sketches, Instructive Essays, Amusing Stories, Gems of Wit, Humor, &c., &c. Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1870.

CHOICE SELECTIONS From The WRITINGS Of CHARLES DICKENS,; Consisting of Humorous Sketches, Instructive Essays, Amusing Stories, Gems of Wit, Humor, &c., &c.

London: Printed for the Publishers, 1855. 1st Edition thus, i.e., as this collection. Not found in Gimbel. Divers paginations. Some articles illustrated with cuts. 8vo. Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine. Pale yellow eps. Slight lean, average shelfwear. Bookplate. A VG copy. Item #47292

Volume collects a number of issues of Household Words, No. 150 [February 5, 1853] to No 177 [August 13, 1853], followed by an issue of The International Magazine of Literature, Art, and Science, Vol V., No. IV [April 1, 1852], which republishes "Choice Secrets" from Household Words [No. 100, 21 February 1852].

This a quite rare publisher's collection issued, no doubt, in an effort to move surplus stock. We find only two institutional holdings [surprisingly enough, apparently not held by Yale], and it's the first time we've ever had a copy.

Price: $750.00

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