Cover of: The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club | Charles Dickens

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Dickens’ first novel was originally written and published as a serial. It is a comedy relating the misadventures of the members of The Pickwick Club, whose main purpose is to discover and relate quaint and curious phenomena of social life and customs throughout England. This quest takes the members to all parts of the country, travelling by coach and sampling the comforts or otherwise of various coaching inns.

Edition Notes

First edition, but not the first issues of most of the parts. Frontispiece, engraved title page, and many of the plates are in the second state. Nos. I, II, and III omit artists' names on covers, and lack author's address. Advertising matter in most of the numbers indicate later issues. cf. J.C. Eckel, First editions of Dickens, 1913, p. 23-35; Grolier Club, Catalogue of an exhibition of the works of C. Dickens, 1913, p. 31-38.

Nos. I-II illustrated by Robert Seymour, no. III by Robert W.Buss, nos. IV-XX by Hablôt K. Browne ("Phiz").

Illustrated cover-title: The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club, containing a faithful record of the perambulations, perils, travels, adventures and sporting transactions of the corresponding members. Edited by "Boz." With illustrations ... 1836.


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1 p. l., xiv, (2), 609 p. :
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