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advertisements, including the ' ' Notice ' ' in No. 14, explaining
the omission of the two plates for this part, and announcing
four for the next number.

100. LIFE AND ADVENTURES of Nicholas Nickleby.
Engraved portrait of Dickens after Maclise, and 39 etched
plates by "Phiz" (H. K. Browne). 8vo, full green morocco,
gilt back and lined borders, gilt edges, as issued. With crimson
levant case, gilt tooled and lettered, by Riviere. Lond. 1839

* FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY FROM CHARLES
DICKENS, with inscription on title in his autograph, ' ' Samuel
Rogers Esquire, with the author's test regards." . A very in-
teresting volume, in original presentation binding, with text
and covers in fine and clean condition and with clear impres-
sions of the plates. The combination of names is a particu-
larly pleasing one, as "Master Humphrey's Clock" was dedi-
cated by Dickens to his friend Rogers.

(See Frontispiece.)

101. LIFE AND ADVENTURES of Nicholas Nickleby.
39 illustrations Toy Phiz (H. K. Browne), and engraved por-
trait after Maclise. 8vo, full crushed green levant, with
figures of Dickens characters inlaid in colored levant on both
panels, gilt edges, by the Guild of Women-Binders.

Lond. 1839

* FIRST EDITION. Inserted is 1 p. A. L. S. (initials) of the
author, relating to a reading engagement and mentioning
Nicholas Nickleby and Pickwick, with characters from these
books. Gadshill Place, Nov. 17, 1863. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED
copy, with over sixty portraits and plates by Thomas Onwhyn,
many with the pseudonym "Peter Palette; " and a fine Dickens
portrait by Cruikshank, on India paper.

102. SERGEANT BELL, and His Raree-Show. Embel-
lished with woodcuts by Cruikshank, Thompson, Williams, &c.
Square 16mo, original cloth covers, gilt (binding somewhat
warped). Lond.: Thomas Tegg, 1839

* It has never been proved that Dickens was connected with
this book. It is known, however, that at one time an agree-
ment was reached by Dickens and the publisher that the former
should undertake the work for 120. Scarce.

103. SKETCHES of Young Couples. With 6 illustrations
by "Phiz." 16mo, original green pictorial boards (rebacked).

* FIRST EDITION. Lond. : Chapman and Hall, 1840

31



WRITINGS OF CHARLES DICKENS Continued.

104. MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK. By"Boz." With
illustrations by G. Cattermole and H. K. Browne. FIRST
EDITION. In the original 88 weekly parts as issued, original
white wrappers (a few slightly torn, and portion of one want-
ing), uncut. Enclosed in 3 crimson levant morocco solander
cases. Lond. : Chapman and Hall, 1840-1841

* A fine copy of this work, in the most desirable and scarce
form in which it was published.

105. MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK. Illustrations ~by
G. Cattermole and H. K. Browne. FIRST EDITION. Complete
in the 20 monthly numbers. 8vo, original green wrappers,
uncut, in three crimson crushed levant morocco solander cases.

Lond. : Chapman & Hall, 1840-41

* Fine copy. With the many advertisements and notices.
As is quite often the case, a few of the backs have been re-
stored; name on three of the wrappers.

106. MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK. With illustra-
tions by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. 3 vols. in
two. Royal 8vo, half morocco (some pp. foxed and a few
plates stained). Lond.: Chapman and Hall, 1840-1841

* FIRST EDITION. Bound in with the above, is a COMPLETE
SET AND TWO EXTRA PLATES of the illustrations of Master
Humphrey's Clock in Seventy Plates, designed and etched on
steel by Thomas Sibson. Seldom found with the complete set
of these spirited plates.

107. BARNABY RUDGE. Illustrated. Royal 8vo, full
green crushed levant morocco, inside gilt borders, gilt edges.

[Lond. 1841]

* PRESENTATION COPY FROM CHARLES DICKENS. Inserted in
an A. L. S., 1 p. 8vo pasted on the original end paper. "Dev-
onshire Terrace, New Tear's Night 1842. Just going. My
Dear Mrs. Smithson: God bless you best regards to Smithson
and love to the Beauteous. Think of us sometimes, and accept
the enclosed for my poor sake. Always faithfully and truly
yaws, Charles Dickens." From the H. W. Poor library.

There is no title-page and the text is taken from the peri-
odical : ' ' Master Humphrey 's Clock. ' '

108. THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP. Illustrations by
Cattermole and Phiz. Royal 8vo, full green crushed levant
morocco, inside gilt borders, gilt edges, by Wood.

Lond. 1841

* PRESENTATION COPY FROM CHARLES' DICKENS, with in-
scription on title: "Mrs. Smithson, from Charles Dickens,
New Year's Day, 1842." This is the one volume issue, with
the pagination of ' ' Master Humphrey 'a Clock. ' '

109. THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, and Other Tales.
With numerous illustrations. 8vo, original boards, cloth back.

* First American Edition. Phila. 1841

110. THE PIC-NIC PAPERS. By Various Hands. Edited
by Charles Dickens. With 14 etchings by George Cruikshank,
Phiz, and others. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. 12mo, original green



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AMERICAN NOTES



FOR GENERAL CIRCULATION.



AMERICAN NOTES

PRESENTED TO THOMAS CARLYLE BY CHARLES DICKENS
(See No. 111.)



WEITINGS OF CHAELES DICKENS Continued.

cloth, uncut (cloth repaired), enclosed in brown levant mo-
rocco cases, by Zaehnsdorf. Lond. 1841

* Dickens wrote the preface and the ' ' Lamplighter 's Story, ' '
and edited the work. A set of the greatest importance, having
inserted six OF THE ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWINGS BY "PHIZ,"
all of which differ from the finished plates, some materially so.
They are inserted as follows: Vol I., p. 101, The Convict; p.
188, Major Ap Owen; Vol. II., frontispiece, Best Natured Man;
p. 145, The Fleshy One; p. 169, Garden Theatricals; p. 237,
The Whole Souled Fellow. The drawing of this last is entirely
different from the finished plate.

111. AMERICAN NOTES for General Circulation. 2 vols.
8vo, original cloth, uncut. Lond. : Chapman and Hall, 1842

* FIRST EDITION. First issue, with pagination in volume one
commencing XVI.

PRESENTATION COPY FROM CHARLES DICKENS TO THOMAS
CARLYLE, WITH INSCRIPTION IN DICKENS' AUTOGRAPH on first
half title: "Thomas Carlyle \ from \ Charles Dickens
\ Nineteenth October 1842." This date is of the day follow-
ing the publication of the book.

Thomas Carlyle has written his name on fly-leaf of each
volume and each contains also his very desirable book-plate.

Few more interesting associations of literary names can
be imagined than of these two most diverse of modern authors.
Dickens frequently expressed his profound admiration of Car-
lyle, saying at one time, "I would go at all times farther to
see Carlyle than any man alive." This copy is in beautiful
uncut condition, with the original brown cloth covers, and is
enclosed in green levant morocco case, with gilt lettered back.
(See Illustration.)

112. AMERICAN NOTES for General Circulation. 2 vols.
8vo, original brown cloth, uncut. Lond. 1842

* FIRST EDITION. First issue, with pagination beginning at
XVI. This occurs through the suppression of the Introduc-
tion after the first sheets had been printed and numbered
and no re-pagination having been made until the second issue.
Rare in this very choice condition.

113. AMERICAN NOTES for General Circulation. FIRST
AMERICAN EDITION as published in "The New World." Small
folio, half morocco (lacks the facsimile of the $50 note).

N. Y. 1842

* VERY SCARCE. Issued the same year as the English Edition.

114. AMERICAN NOTES for General Circulation. With
frontispiece by C. Stanfield. 12mo, half calf, gilt back.

Lond. 1850

* PRESENTATION COPY FROM CH-ARLES DICKENS TO EDWARD
A. MARSH, PHILADELPHIA, with autograph note of 5 lines, and
envelope addressed, both in Dickens 's autograph, inserted.
Mounted on back of frontispiece is an autograph slip, also by
Dickens, "Faithfully Tours, Charles Dickens, Eighth Septem-
ber, 1858. ' ' With several newspaper cuttings relating to
Dickens pasted on preliminary leaves.

33



WRITINGS OF CHARLES DICKENS Continued.

115. NEW WORK by Boz. American Notes, For General
Circulation. Brother Jonathan Extra Number. November 7,
1842. 4to, original yellow wrappers (worn). N. Y. 1842

* Issued the same year as the First Edition.

116. QUOZZIANA: or, Letters from Great .Goslington,
Mass., giving an Account of the Quoz Dinner, and other
matters. By Sampson Short-and-Fat. [Samuel Kettell.]
12mo, boards, morocco back, original wrappers bound in.

Bost. : William White & H. P. Lewis, 1842

* FIRST EDITION. A parody on the dinner given to Dickens
in Boston (See Lot 117.) Holmes is called Dr. Sampson, and
his poem is parodied. Extremely Scarce.

117. REPORT of the Dinner given to Charles Dickens, in
Boston, Februry 1st, 1842. 12mo, boards, morocco back,
original wrappers bound in.

Bost.: William Crosby and Co., 1842

* FIRST EDITION. VERY SCARCE. Contains in addition to the
Speech by Dickens, Toasts by R. H. Dana, Jr., Washington
Allston, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and others, with an original
Poem by Holmes, Letter from Washington Irving, etc.

118. A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Prose. Being a Ghost
Story of Christmas. 4 colored etchings and other woodcuts,
by John Leech. 16mo, original brown cloth, gilt, gilt edges.
With case of crimson straight-grain morocco. Lond. 1843

* GENUINE FIRST ISSUE, with the brown cloth binding, title
printed in blue and red, and "Stave I" on page 1. PRESEN-
TATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR, WITH AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION
ON HALF TITLE, "Albany Fonblanque, Esquire, from Charles
Dickens, Seventeenth December 1843." Interesting association
copy of two distinguished literary men and of their life-long
friendship.

This is probably one of the earliest copies printed, as the
volume appeared only a few days before the Christmas of 1843.

119. A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Prose. Being a Ghost
Story of Christmas. With 4 etched plates, colored, and 4
woodcuts in the text ~by John Leech. FIRST EDITION. 12mo,
original reddish-brown cloth, gilt edges.

Lond.: Chapman and Hall, 1844

* One of the rarest issues of the FIRST EDITION, known as
the "Experimental Issue," with the title printed in red and
green, and with the yellow end papers. After a very few
specimens had been produced, this color combination was re-
jected by Dickens in favor of the red and blue title and the
green end papers. Although dated 1844, these experimental
copies were printed in November and December, 1843. This
copy verifies that fact as it was presented by Dickens as a
Christmas gift, to his intimate friend Archibald Williajn
Irvine, whose name and date ' ' Dec. 25, '43 ' ' are written on
the title page. This issue also bears the well-known point
' ' Stave I " on page 1, which was later changed to ' ' Stave
One. ' '

34



WETTINGS OF CHARLES DICKENS Continued.

120. A CHRISTMAS CAROL: in Prose. Being a Ghost
Story of Christmas. With 4 full-page colored plates by John
Leech. 16mo, original cloth, full gilt edges (label removed
from cover). Lond. : Chapman & Hall, 1843

* FIRST EDITION. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST ISSUE, with all
the ' ' points, ' ' the Green End Papers, Stave 1, etc. VERY
SCARCE.

121. A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Prose. Being a Ghost
Story of Christmas. With 8 full-page illustrations by John
Leech, four of which are in color. 16mo, original cloth.

Phila. : Carey and Hart, 1844

* FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.

122. THE LIFE and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.
40 etched plates by "Phiz." FIRST EDITION. 20 parts in 19,
8vo, original green wrappers, uncut (several rebacked and a
few worn, some plates foxed). Enclosed in two red levant
moKOcco cases. Lond. 1843-44

* The very rare First Issue, with the transposed " " on
the vignette title. Only a few copies are known to have left
the publisher's hands before this error was discovered and
corrected. With the various advertisements.

123. EVENINGS of a Working Man, being the Occupation
of his scanty Leisure. By John Overs. With a Preface rela-
tive to the Author, by Charles Dickens. 16mo, original green
cloth, uncut (slightly shaken, and a few pp. soiled).

* FIRST EDITION. Lond. : T. C. Newby, 1844

124. THE CHIMES: A Goblin Story. Illustrations. 16mo,
original red cloth, full gilt edges (slight stain on bottom of
engraved title, otherwise fine copy).

* FIRST EDITION. Lond. : Chapman and Hall, 1845

125. THE CHIMES : A Goblin Story. Woodcuts by Leech,
Doyle, and others. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 16mo, original
cloth, gilt (top margins somewhat stained).

Phila.: Lee & Blanchard, 1845

126. THE CHIMES: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that
Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year in. 12mo, red levant
morocco, gilt tooled back and borders, gilt top, uncut, with
original wrappers in fine condition bound in, by F. Bedford.
In morocco case. Lond. 1868

* ASSOCIATION 'COPY OF THE GREATEST INTEREST. Inscribed
on half-title in the autograph of the author, "Charles Dickens
Junior, From his affectionate father, Charles Dickens. Seventh
September, 1858."

(See Illustration.)
35



WETTINGS OF CHARLES DICKENS Continued.

127. THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH. A Fairy Tale
of Home. Woodcuts, after Leech, Doyle, Maclise, and others.
16mo, original red cloth, gilt, gilt edges (covers and end leaves
somewhat stained). Lond. 1846

* PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR, with inscription in
his autograph on title-page, ' ' Madame De la Eue, From, Charles
Dickens. London, 27th December, 1845." In red levant mo-
rocco slip-case, gilt lettered.

128. THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH. A Fairy Tale
of Home. Illustrations. 16mo, original red cloth, full gilt
edges. Lond. : Printed and Published for the Author, 1846

* FIRST EDITION.

129. THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH. 8 illustrations.
Leather, gilt edges. Lond. 1904

* Oxford India paper, miniature edition measuring 1% x 1%
inches.



130. PICTURES FROM ITALY. Woodcut vignettes.
Small 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt back, uncut (small stains
on cloth, but still fine and brilliant copy). With crimson
levant morocco case, gilt lettered. Lond. 1846

* PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO DOUGLAS JER-
ROLD, with inscription in Dickens 's autograph on half-title,
"Douglas Jerrold, from his friend, Charles Dickens. Devon-
shire Terrace, Nineteenth May, 1846.

"Unusually interesting association of names.
(See Illustration.)

131. PICTURES FROM ITALY. Woodcuts bij Samuel
Palmer. Small 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt title on back, un-
cut. Lond. 1846

* Crisp and clean copy of the FIRST EDITION.

132. THE BATTLE OF LIFE. A Love Story. Frontis-
piece, engraved title and other illustrations by Leech, Maclise,
and others. 16mo, original red cloth, gilt, gilt edges.

Lond. 1846

* Fine copy of the Scarce SECOND ISSUE, being the first to
have sub-title within scroll on engraved title. This issue has
the imprint and date, occupying three lines. Until the recent
discovery of a previous issue, of which only 3 copies are known,
this was described as First Issue.

133. ANOTHER COPY, also in fine condition. Lond. 1846

* THIRD ISSUE. The sub-title in this copy is in scroll borne
by a cupid and has the date eliminated and imprint reduced to
one line. This has hitherto been called "Second Issue" and
considered the most difficult of all to find.

36



WEITINGS OF CHARLES DICKENS Continued.

134. THE BATTLE OF LIFE. ANOTHER COPY, in fine
condition. Lond. 1846

* FOURTH ISSUE, in which the entire imprint is omitted. In-
serted in back of this copy is the ORIGINAL PLAY-BILL of ' ' The
Battle of Life," as dramatised by Albert Smith "by the ex-
press permission of the author," from Dickens' proof sheets,
and produced by Mr. and Mrs. Keeley at the Theatre Eoyal,
Lyceum, January 18-20, 1847. The cast includes some of the
names described by Dickens as inducing in him ' ' black despair
and moody madness, ' ' and evoked his threat to ' ' carry con-
sternation into the establishment." Clean and perfect copy
of this very scarce play-bill, 2 pp. folio, printed by Fairwether,
Bow Street, London.

13o. NEWSPAPER: "The Daily News," Vol. I, No. I.
London, Jan. 21, 1846. pp. 8. (Edited by Charles Dickens
and containing the first instalment of his "Travelling

Letters.")

136. DOMBEY AND SON. Title and 39 plates by H. K.
Browne. FIRST EDITION. 20 parts in 19, 8vo, original green
wrappers, uncut (few backs repaired, name on some covers).
Enclosed in two red levant morocco cases. Lond. [1846], -48

* A fine set of the original numbers, with the numerous ad-
vertisements, including the slip in No. 2 announcing the publi-
cation for the following month : "A New Christmas Book. ' '
Another in the third number gives the title of the new Christ-
mas Book as ' ' The Battle of Life. ' ' In the same part also
appears the first announcement of the publication of Thack-
eray's ''Vanity Fair" with a reproduction of the cover de-
sign. In No. 15 is a notice saying that "No Christmas Book"
will be issued that year by Mr. Dickens. There are many sim-
ilar advertisements of great interest and value to bibliog-
raphers.

137. THE STORY of Little Dombey. 16mo, full calf, gilt
top, with original green pictorial wrappers bound in (hinges
of binding loose). Lond.: Chapman and Hall [1858]

138. FACTS AND FIGURES from Italy, by Don Jeremy
Savonarola [Francis Mahony Father Prout], Addressed
during the last two winters to Charles Dickens, Esq., being
an Appendix to his "Pictures." FIRST EDITION. 8vo, cloth,

uncut. Lond. 1847



139. THE HAUNTED MAN and the Ghost's Bargain. A
Fancy for Christmas Time. Woodcut frontispiece, engraved
title, &c., by Leech, Tenniel, Sto-ne, and others. 16mo, original
red cloth, gilt, gilt edges (inner margin of title strengthened).
With case of crimson levant morocco, gilt lettered. Lond. 1848

* FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy from the author, with
inscription on title in his autograph, ' ' Thomas Beard, Esquire,
from his old friend, Charles Dickens, Fourteenth, December
1848." Beard was Dickens 's first journalistic friend and with
him he maintained the friendliest relations through his life.

37



WRITINGS OF CHAELES DICKENS Continued.

140. THE HAUNTED MAN and The Ghost's Bargain. A
Fancy for Christmas Time. Woodcuts designed by Leech,
Tenniel, and others. 16mo, original red cloth, gilt, gilt edges.

Lond. 1848

FIRST EDITION. Fine copy, with the broken pagination at
page 166.

141. THE PERSONAL HISTORY of David Copperfield.
With 40 etched plates by H. K. Browne, including the frontis-
piece and vignette title. FIRST EDITION. 20 parts in 19,
8vo, original green wrappers z uncut, enclosed in two crimson
levant morocco solander cases. Lond. 1849-50

* Considering the great popularity and the consequent rough
handling of parts as they appeared it is indeed strange that a
set can be had with as few repairs as this. There are but 3
backs repaired, margin of one wrapper strengthened, and one
or two of the backs very slightly worn. A bookseller's label
appears on one cover. Contains the numerous advertisements,
and slip of errata.

142. THE PERSONAL HISTORY of David Copperfield.
Illustrations by H. K. Browne. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, half
calf. Lond. 1850

* Inscribed ; ' ' Charles Dickens wishes he had given this ~boolc
to W. Charles Kent. Gad's Hill, Twenty-seventh July, 1861."
Laid in is a letter of Mrs. Kent, telling how and why her hus-
band had this volume inscribed.

143. -HOUSEHOLD "WORDS. A Weekly Journal Con-
ducted by Charles Dickens. 19 vols. 8vo, half calf.

Lond. 1850-1859

* Complete set, with all the Extra Christmas Numbers.

ORIGINAL MS. OF THE SPEECH AT GORE HOUSE.

144. ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of the
Speech, Delivered at Gore House, Kensington, May 10, 1851.
14 neatly written 8vo, pages. With the Bibliophile Society
publication of the Speech, printed for the members only. Bost.
1909. 2 vols. small 8vo, full dark green crushed levant mo-
rocco, gilt line panel borders and corner designs, with small
red inlays, white watered-silk linings, in a cloth case, by
Sangorski & Sutcliffe.

* The Speech as printed in the National Edition of Dickens 's
works contains about 1,100 words, whereas the original manu-
script contains nearly 2,000 words. In addition, throughout
the MS. the first person is used, while the printed report of
the speech is in the third person.

(See Illustration.)
38



WRITINGS OF CHARLES DICKENS Continued.

145. "USED UP." Manuscript of 71 pp. 4to, half morocco.

* This Comedietta was adapted by Charles Mathews, from
the French "L'Homme Blaise. " It was acted at Roekingham
Castle in 1851, with CHARLES DICKENS IN THE TITLE ROLE as
Sir Charles Coldstream. Associated with him were Mark
Lemon, Lewes, Topham, George Cruikshank, Egg, F. Dickens,
Miss A. Romer, and Mrs. C. Clarke. Kitton, in speaking of the
performance, says : ' ' The ennui of Sir Charles, his mental
inanity, the voraciousness of his appetite when he assumed the
functions of a ploughboy, were so admirably rendered that a
friend who witnessed the performance believed it impossible for
even Mathews himself to have surpassed it. ' '

Miss Mary Boyle, who had at times participated with Dick-
ens in his private theatricals, says in her recollections : ' ' The
novelist sometimes playfully addressed her in letters as 'My
dear Merry' and generally signed himself 'Jo' or 'Joe,' char-
acters in the Comedy ' Used Up. ' ' '

On the second leaf, containing the Dramatic Personse, DICK-
ENS HAS WRITTEN THE NAMES OP THE PERSONS APPEARING IN

THE COMEDIETTA WITH HIM, AND THROUGH THE VOLUME, HE
HAS MADE AUTOGRAPHIC CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS IN 15

PLACES.



PRESENTATION COPY FROM CHARLES DICKENS TO

MARIA (BEADNELL) WINTER, THE "DORA"

OF "DAVID COPPERFIELD."

146. CHRISTMAS BOOKS. Frontispiece by John Leech.

12mo, half red morocco, gilt edges, in a crimson crushed

levant morocco slip case. Lond. 1852

* The First Popular Edition. With autograph inscription

on fly-leaf:

' ' Charles Dickens, to Maria Winter, In remembrance of old
times. ' '

The story that Maria Beadnell (Mrs. Winter) was the origi-
nal Dora of "David Copperfield" was told for the first time
in the privately printed volume ' ' The Private Correspondence
of Charles Dickens and Maria Beadnell ' ' issued by the Biblio-
phile Society by permission of Mr. W. K. Bixby of St. Louis,
who owns the original letters.

There are few stranger stories in the records of book-collect-,
ing than the history of this little book. Originally one of a
set of 12 volumes with presentation inscriptions to Mrs. Winter
in each, the fly-leaf bearing the inscription for this volume was
removed. Later, however, Mr. Stonehouse, who was familiar
with the set when intact, discovered the removed leaf and re-
stored it to this volume. By the courtesy of Mr. Bixby it was
ascertained that both the special morocco binding of the book
and the inscription are absolutely identical with the 11 volumes
in his library. Laid in are two letters verifying these facts.

39



WHITINGS OF CHARLES DICKENS Continued.

147. CHRISTMAS BOOKS. Etched frontispiece by John
Leech. 12mo, original cloth (a little worn), morocco covers.

Lond. : Chapman and Hall, 1852

* THE FIRST EDITION IN THIS FORM. Cuthbert Bede 'a
("Edward Bradley] copy, with his autograph "Edward Brad-
ley" on inside of front cover. On page 3 above the title he
has written in ink: "N. B. The pencilled passages are those
omitted by Mr. Dickens in his Eeadings." All through the
"Carol" appear the pencilled passages and annotations made
by Mr. Bradley. Laid in is a newspaper clipping ' ' Mr. Charles
Dickens 's Eeading of his 'Christmas Carol' in Wolverhampton."
This article was written by Bede (who attended the reading)
for the Wolverhampton Chronicle, Aug. 18, 1858. The clipping
is dated and signed in ink by "Cuthbert Bede." In it he
says: "On the present occasion Dickens far surpassed the ex-
pectations even of his most sanguine admirers, he read his
'Christmas Carol' with a dramatic power that was truly aston-
ishing, alternating not only the tones of his voice, but even his
facial appearance so as most faithfully to represent the varied
characters of his well-known story. ' '

148. A CHILD'S HISTORY of England. Frontispieces by
F. W. Topham. 3 vols. square 16mo, original brown cloth,
gilt backs and front covers, marbled edges. Lond. 1852-54

* FIRST EDITION. Scare in this fine condition.

149. BLEAK HOUSE. Illustrated by H. K. Browne.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo, half red morocco, gilt edges (margins of
plates stained). In a dark green morocco case. Lond. 1853

* PRESENTATION COPT. Autograph inscription by the author
on the dedication leaf, reading: " Eobert Bell, From Charles
Dickens, Third October, 1853."

150. BLEAK HOUSE. 40 illustrations by H. K. Browne.
20 parts in 19, 8vo, original pictorial wrappers (one part


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