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The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club

Collection Data

Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1836 - 1837
Place: London
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
Library locations
George Arents Collection
Shelf locator: Arents BIP (Dickens, C. Pickwick 1836) 02-590
Content: Arents copy is described in detail in Eckel's Prime Pickwicks in parts (1928); cited there as the "Ulizio copy."
Content: Each part in the original illustrated bluish green paper covers, as issued March 31, 1836-November 1837, the last adouble no.; all covers dated 1836. Title page, dated 1837,and other preliminaries in pt. 19/20. Publisher's advertisements on p. [4] of covers of pts. 1-3, and on p. [2-4] of covers of pts. 4-19/20. "Pickwick advertiser" in pts. 4-19/20. Additional advertising matter in most other parts, except pt. 2; for details, cf. Eckel; Hatton & Cleaver. Cf. also A centenary bibliography of the Pickwickpapers / by W. Miller and E.H. Strange. 1936. p. 1-65.
Content: Errata: p. [xvi].
Content: Illustrations: 43 prints (incl. added t.p.) : etching ; full-page. Comprise 7 ill. drawn and etched by Seymour (pts. 1-2); 2 drawn by R.W. Buss (pt. 3); and 34 drawn andetched by H.K. Browne ("Phiz") (pts. 4-19/20). The Buss plates were not etched by him; cf. Winterich, J.T. Books and the man. 1929. p. 46-47. In this issue, all are without legends; all after pt. 12 also without page nos. In pts. 1-9, plates were re-etched for later issues of parts and/or issue in book form; beginning with pt. 10, all plates were etched in duplicate, with the plates designated "B" by Johannsen also found in issue in book form. -- 1 print (on covers of parts) : wood engraving ; full-page. Signed: Seymour, del., J. Jackson, sc.; actually engraved by Jackson's brother Mason Jackson. Cf. Hatton & Cleaver, p. 22-23.
Content: Inserted in pt. 13 at p. 398: Slip (5 x 19 cm., folded to 5 x 12 cm.) with 4-line holograph fragment beginning "... gentleman in blue, 'I think she has remarked my air and manner, Mr. Weller.'" Cf. p. 398, lines 16-19.
Content: Printer's imprint on p. [4] of covers of pts. 4-8, 16-19/20; also on p. [1] of covers of pts. 16-19/20.
Content: Provenance: The Ulizio-Grasberger-Wells-McCutcheon copy. Cf. Eckel, First editions, p. 58; Eckel, Prime Pickwicks in parts, p. 13-14; American Art Association auction cat. no. 3883 (Jan. 28-29, 1931), no. 193. Pts. 4 and 6 inscribed: "With the publisher's compliments"; with later autograph of J.M. Colchester; pt. 18 with autograph of G. Delpey.
Content: Statement of responsibility on covers of pts. 1-2: Edited by "Boz." With four illustrations by Seymour. Pt. 3: ... With illustrations by R.W. Buss. Pts. 4-19/20: ... With illustrations.
Content: Title on covers of parts: The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club : containing a faithful record of the perambulations, perils, travels, adventures and sporting transactions of the corresponding members.
Physical Description
Extent: 20 pts. in 19 (xiv, [2], 609 p., [43] leaves of plates) : ill. ; 23 cm.
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15528873
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ce2f5e90-c602-012f-93a3-58d385a7bc34
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