Lot 69 of 230:
First ed. in book form of Master Humphrey's Clock finely bound  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$660
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Master Humphrey's Clock

Author:
Dickens, Charles

Place:
London

Publisher:
Chapman and Hall

Date:
1840-41

Description:

3 volumes bound in 1. Three frontispieces and numerous woodcut illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne and decorated initials in the text. (Large 8vo), finely bound by Riviere & Son in full polished calf with gilt-tooled borders, spine with raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, red and green morocco spine labels lettered in gilt; gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; cloth slipcase. First Edition in book form, preceded by the serial issue and the parts issue.

Gimbel A51; NCBEL III, 794. The weekly serial publication format of Master Humphrey's Clock was an experiment by Dickens and Chapman and Hall, but after The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge appeared in the series, they returned to the monthly parts issue format. Master Humphrey's Clock had the unusual distinction of appearing in three formats: 88 weekly serial parts, 20 monthly parts and in book form, three volumes in cloth.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Just a bit of faint scuffing to calf; a few instances of light foxing to interior; fine or nearly so.


 
Item number:
299382
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