"NEVER WAS A BOOK RECEIVED WITH MORE RAPTUROUS ENTHUSIASM THAN THAT WHICH GREETED THE PICKWICK PAPERS"
DICKENS, Charles. Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. London, 1836-37. One volume bound in two.
First book edition of one of Dickens’ greatest works, with 43 illustrations by Seymour and Phiz, extra-illustrated with multiple copies of most of the plates displaying almost all of the known states, additionally extra-illustrated with a complete suite of 32 engraved plates, most by Thomas Onwyn (who has signed many of the plates as "Sam Weller"), for a total of over 140 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere. $7200.