Bibliography of the Writings of Charles Dickens

Bibliography of the Writings of Charles Dickens

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...on the announcement of Martin's visit to America, but the sales never exceeded twenty-three thousand. In the original agreement it had been stipulated that in the event of failure the 2oo/. paid monthly for ' Chu22lewit' was to be reduced to 150/. When part 7 was issued Mr. Hall hinted that this clause might be enforced. Remembering the hug sums Chapman & Hall had made by his writings it is no wonder Dickens was profoundly irritated. He poured out his feelings to Forster, urging him to wind up matters with Chapman and open negotiations with Bradbury & Evans to publish all future books. Forster preached patience in view of the forthcoming ' Carol, ' and it was eventually arranged that for economy Dickens and his family should go abroad for a year, write nothing, and consider the situation calmly. In July the party went to Marseilles; before sailing, notice was given to Chapman & Hall that with 'Chu22lewit' all business relations would end; and an agreement was signed with Bradbury & Evans by which they advanced 28oo/. to Dickens for one-fourth share of whatever he might write in the following eight years, the limit of the agreement: but there was no obligation to write anything, and the only other stipulation was that in the event of a new periodical being issued Messrs. Bradbury were to have one-third share. A Reading Edition from 'Chu22lewit' entitled 'Mrs. Gamp, by Charles Dickens, as condensed by himself for his Readings' was issued by Ticknor & Fields of Boston in 1868. In the earliest issue of the first edition the engraved title-page has in error the ' ' mark after the figures on the signboard. Value, (at Sotheby's unless otherwise stated): In 20 parts as issued, 3/. 18., Feby., '96; 2l. 14)., Jan., '96; 2l. 1os., Feby., '99; very fine...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666232
  • 9781236666239