Nicholas Nickleby signed by C. Dickens


First edition signed by the author

Published by Chapman & Hall, London 1839.


The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – first edition signed by Charles Dickens

First edition 1839, with most first issue points, Smith 5, p.41/42. Rare and early signature, Faithfully Yours Charles Dickens, signed two days after publication  in October 25th, 1839 tipped in between plate and title page. Dickens signatures are scarce but this early is scarcer still. Contemporary half-calf binding, rubbed, with slight bumping to corners and extremities. Internally clean, some spotting to plates, occasional tears or marginal loss, most repaired and not affecting illustrations. Final leaf pp.623-624 torn with loss affecting text, otherwise complete. 8vo

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Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
Nicholas Nickleby signed by C. Dickens

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