New York and London: George D. Sproul, 1902. 1st. Leather bound. First Edition Thus; Autograph Variorum Edition. Introduction by Percy Fitzgerald and SIGNED by him; Bibliographhical Note by F. G. Kitton and SIGNED by him; three original copper-engraved frontispieces SIGNED by the illustrator, Harry Furniss (volumes I, III, and V). Large 8vo. Various paginations. Reproductions of the hundreds of illustrations by the various Pickwick artists, with printed tissue guards. Bound by Whitman Bennett in full red morocco wtih gilt lettering, geometric ruling to covers & spine and "CD" initials surrounded by wreaths to spines; marbled endpapers; TEG; deckled fore and bottom edges; elaborate gilt dentelles. Light rubbing along joints; some wear to spine heads with slight loss of leather; small loss to spine tail of Vol. 4; minor rubbing to spines; small scraping to upper board edges; overall uniform in color; a very good to near fine set. Item #17125
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (also known as The Pickwick Papers) is Charles Dickens's first novel. Written for publication as a serial, The Pickwick Papers is a sequence of loosely-related adventures occurring 1827–28.