The POSTHUMOUS PAPERS of The PICKWICK CLUB: Containing a Faithful Record of the Perambulations, Perils, Adventures and Sporting Transactions of the Corresponding Members. Part Fifth. Charles . Pierce Dickens, Mary - Former Owner, 1812 - 1870, 1780 - 1863.

The POSTHUMOUS PAPERS of The PICKWICK CLUB: Containing a Faithful Record of the Perambulations, Perils, Adventures and Sporting Transactions of the Corresponding Members. Part Fifth.

Philadelphia: Carey Lea & Blanchard, 1837. 1st printing of this Part. [4], [iii] - viii, [5] - 205, [1 (blank)], 2, [2], xii - xvi, [iii] - vii pp. Adverts begin & conclude volume. 12mo. 7-1/2" x 4-1/2". Original paper wrapped boards with salmon colored cloth spine. Printed paper title label. Spine cloth mostly perished, with rear board detaching. General wear to boards. Foxing. Pierce's signature to ffep. Memorial label to front paste-down. A Good copy only. Item #656.6

An odd volume from the 1st US 5 volume edition, once owned by Mary Pierce, who was "born in Litchfield, CT in August 1780. .... Mary's sister Sarah founded the Litchfield Female Academy in 1792. Although she never attended the Female Academy as a student, Mary assisted Sarah in running the school by managing the boarders who stayed in the Pierce house and keeping the financial records for the institution. Living her whole life in Litchfield, Mary died on June 22, 1863 and is buried in the East Cemetery." [The Ledger, Litchfield Female Academy].

Price: $125.00