1848 1st ed / 1st Charles Dickens Dombey and Son English Literature Illustrated

DICKENS, Charles

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“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”

― Charles Dickens

 

While not regarded today as Charles Dickens’ best work, ‘Dombey and Son’ was a polarizing novel that captured the hearts of its readers. In fact, the Grolier ‘Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Works of Dickens’ notes

“that there was nothing in all Dickens’s writings better than the life and death of Paul Dombey. The chapter describing his death ‘threw a whole nation into mourning’.”

 

This work was first published in 20 monthly installments; this first book edition features the same engravings by H.K. Browne, which are “considered the best efforts of H.K. Browne”. (Grolier). It features the two original pen-and-ink drawings by Browne each signed ‘Phiz’.

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1848 1st ed / 1st Charles Dickens Dombey and Son English Literature Illustrated

 

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”

― Charles Dickens

 

While not regarded today as Charles Dickens’ best work, ‘Dombey and Son’ was a polarizing novel that captured the hearts of its readers. In fact, the Grolier ‘Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Works of Dickens’ notes

“that there was nothing in all Dickens’s writings better than the life and death of Paul Dombey. The chapter describing his death ‘threw a whole nation into mourning’.”

 

This work was first published in 20 monthly installments; this first book edition features the same engravings by H.K. Browne, which are “considered the best efforts of H.K. Browne”. (Grolier). It features the two original pen-and-ink drawings by Browne each signed ‘Phiz’.

 

Item number: #10969

Price: $750

 

DICKENS, Charles

 

Dombey and Son

 

London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition. First issue.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [xvi], [1], 624
    • Illustrated with 40 engravings
  • References: Grolier, Dickens 155; Eckel pp.71-74; Smith 1:8
  • First edition points:
    • [p. xv] no page listed for frontispiece and vignette, no quotation marks around “the party”
    • 14, “aint” has no apostrophe
    • 26 “fidgetty”
    • 40 “shewed” and “shew” instead of showed and show
    • 284 “Delight” instead of “Joy”
    • 324 “Captain” misspelled as ‘Capatin’
    • 547 “Dark Plate” is present
    • 582 no period on the last line
  • Language: English
  • Provenance: Francis W. Kervick; Was an architect and professor Emeritus of Architecture at the university of Notre Dame. He headed the university Department of Architecture from 1914 until his retirement in 1950.
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm)

 

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10969

Categories

Literature

Arts & Architecture

Authors

DICKENS, Charles

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete