Dickens’ All The Year Round


First printings of Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and more in this 20 volume collection

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  • Full title: “All The Year Round. A Weekly Journal. Conducted by Charles Dickens. With which is incorporated Household Words”
  • Volume 1: April 30 – October 22, 1859? through to Volume 20: June 13 – November 28, 1868; 26 weekly issues in each volume
  • Represents all of series 1
  • Includes serialised first printings of Dickens’ classics “A Tale of Two Cities” (first item in Volume 1) and “Great Expectations”
  • Also serialised first printings of Wilkie Collins’ mysteries “The Woman in White” and “The Moonstone”
  • Initially published by Dickens out of Wellington St with later issues also published through Chapman and Hall
  • Volumes 2, 3, 7, 12, 14 contains ownership signature of GW [George Woodroffe] Goyder [esteemed South Australian surveyor; 1826-1898]. Some inscriptions include “Warrakilla” [Goyder’s homestead in later life]
  • Cloth binding with gilt to the spine; varied brown to green in groups of between two and five
  • Overall interior condition very good to good; overall cover condition good to fair
  • Faults include missing endpapers/title pages, pencil doodling to some endpapers, occasional loose pages, light foxing, worn extremities, split/separated hinges; semi-detached spines [more detail available on request]
  • Volume 11 lacks contents page and pages 1-2 [affected piece is ?”Quite Alone” by George Augustus Sala]; volume 13 lacks contents page
  • Overall a good solid set, rare in its entirety