"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again": First Edition of Dickens "Nicholas Nickleby"

  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

$500.00

Item Number: 77017

London: Chapman and Hall, 1839.

First edition, early printing. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Dickens. Forty plates by Browne Knight Browne. In near fine condition.

The plot, the characters, the dialogue, everything about Nicholas Nickleby "has the feel of theatre; it is as if Dickens saw human life conducted among lights of the stage, making it somehow larger and brighter than the reality" (Ackroyd, 283).

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