The Pickwick Papers

Dickens, Charles


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The Pickwick Papers

 By Charles Dickens

First edition, second issue. Chapman and Hall, London, 1837. 8vo. Approx size: 22cm H x 15cm W (8 ½” H x 5 ¾” W). xvi, 249pp. Dedication by CD, dated September 27th 1837; Contents; Direction to Binders; Errata. Illustrated throughout with 42 (not 43 as stated on title page, frontis missing) engravings by R.Seymour and Phiz

Half bound and re-backed with the original spine and corners re-laid over brown boards; Marbled page edges; New endpapers and pastedowns; All pages present with the exception of the frontispiece which is missing; Some pages grubby, though not heavily foxed; Signature to the original ffe; Old tape repairs on 2 pages; Some small tears; One large open tear with missing text p153.

Issue Notes: The engraved title shows the later correction "Weller". Other issue points: a second hanging sign has "Marquis Cranby”; footnote on p. 9, signature 'E' on p. 25; p.43, 2nd paragraph below chapter V, line 1 reads "ruined wall" in the singular; with the signature misprint on p.261, reading X2; p. 278 line 40 with 'Samuel' instead of 'Weller', p. 342 line 5 has Veller instead of Weller, header misprinted "Picwkick" on p.375, p. 400 line 21 has "this", and line 29 has "ladling", an imperfect "F" in the word "OF" in the heading of p. 432, signature ‘MM2’ on p.485, etc.

First edition, second issue.

A nice tight copy in good condition.

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