DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. Little Dorrit. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857.

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DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
Little Dorrit. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857.

Sold for US$ 1,402 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II. Sold without reserve to benefit charitable institutions.
DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
Little Dorrit. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857.
8vo (208 x 133 mm). 40 illustrations by Hablot K. Browne. Fine 20th century brown morocco gilt, inner dentelles with floriate gilt decoration, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Additional wrapper from the serialized issue, part XII, along with 12 pp of the "Little Dorrit Advertiser from that issue, tipped in at rear. Minor wear, browning to plates.
WITH: Autograph Letter Signed ("C.D.") tipped to front flyleaf, to "Milton," expressing his anticipation of his friend's visit, 1-1/2 pp, 8vo, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, October 5, 1854, in dark blue ink on blue paper, fold creases, tear along hinge not affecting text, light soiling.

DICKENS WRITES FROM HIS FAVORITE RETREAT IN FRANCE in an unassuming letter describing the maritime weather of Boulogne. Other than Paris, Dickens enjoyed Boulogne more than any other place in France, describing ti as his "favourite watering hole." In this letter, the weather seems to have been a bit more threatening than usual: "It blew a gale of wind last night and is very lowering this morning, so I hope we may get it over before you come." The letter is tipped into a finely bound first single-volume edition of Little Dorrit.
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