1853 1ed 1st printing Bleak House Charles Dickens English Phiz ART + PROVENANCE

DICKENS, Charles

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“And I am bored to death with it. Bored to death with this place, bored to death with my life, bored to death with myself.”

― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

A beautiful, first edition printing of ‘Bleak House’ by Charles Dickens. This novel is considered to have been modeled after aspects of Dickens real life. According to Eckel,

“many of the characters in this book were identified as having for their prototypes several of Dickens’s friends.”

 

It features the illustrations of H.K. Browne, who would become known as ‘Phiz’ in later printings of Dickens’s works. Dickens wrote ‘Bleak House’ as a satire on the English judicial system and incorporates highly controversial subject matter including character death by spontaneous human combustion!

 

This edition meets all expected first edition points. See below.

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1853 1ed 1st printing Bleak House Charles Dickens English Phiz ART + PROVENANCE

 

“And I am bored to death with it. Bored to death with this place, bored to death with my life, bored to death with myself.”

― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

A beautiful, first edition printing of ‘Bleak House’ by Charles Dickens. This novel is considered to have been modeled after aspects of Dickens real life. According to Eckel,

“many of the characters in this book were identified as having for their prototypes several of Dickens’s friends.”

 

It features the illustrations of H.K. Browne, who would become known as ‘Phiz’ in later printings of Dickens’s works. Dickens wrote ‘Bleak House’ as a satire on the English judicial system and incorporates highly controversial subject matter including character death by spontaneous human combustion!

 

This edition meets all expected first edition points. See below.

 

Item number: #14448

Price: $750

 

DICKENS, Charles

 

Bleak House

 

London : Bradbury and Evans, 1853. First edition. First printing

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xvi, 624
    • 40 engraved plates
  • References: Eckel 79-81
  • Edition points:
    • 19, line 6 – ‘elgble’
    • 209, line 23 – ‘chair’ instead of ‘hair’
    • 275, line 22 – ‘counsinship’ instead of ‘cousinship’
  • Provenance: Bookplate – Sir Philip Lee Brocklehurst
    • Sir Philip Lee Brocklehurst, 2nd Baronet (1887 – 1975) was a member of the Nimrod Expedition in Antarctica of 1907–1909, led by Ernest Shackleton.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • Visible repair at front inner hinge
  • Size: ~8.5in X 5.75in (21.5cm x 14.5cm)

 

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14448

Category

Literature

Authors

DICKENS, Charles

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete