Bidding has ended on this item. The seller has relisted this item or one like this.

Posts to:
United Kingdom
Posts to:
United Kingdom

Details about  First edition NICHOLAS NICKLEBY by Charles Dickens 1839

First edition NICHOLAS NICKLEBY by Charles Dickens 1839 See original listing
Item Ended
Item condition:
--not specified
21 Feb, 2014 23:03:01 GMT
Current bid:
10 bids ]
£7.00 Express Delivery | See details
Item location:
Kingswinford, United Kingdom


eBay item number:
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
Last updated on  20 Feb, 2014 10:59:35 GMT  View all revisions

Item specifics

Printing Year:


Special Attributes:

1st Edition


By Charles Dickens

Extremely scarce and fine first printing of the first edition of Dickens's famous novel 'Nicholas Nickleby. Published by Chapman and Hall, London, printed in 1839.

8vo. 624p.p. Beautifully illustrated throughout by 'Phiz'., and with a frontispiece by Donald Maclise.

Bound with Half title, page xv with the frontispiece of Dickens not listed, with "visiter" for "sister" on page 123, line 17.


'latter' for 'letter' 6 lines up, page160.

Plates opposite pages 18 and 25 have ‘London, Chapman and Hall’ stamp on bottom of plate.

 Plates for pages 100 and 116 are the wrong way round as to what is listed, the plate for page 100 is opposite page 116 and the plate for page 116 is opposite page 100.


Bound in exquisite contemporary morocco, over buckram, with profuse gilt-tooled decoration to the spine. Raised bands. Externally, it is somewhat rubbed to the spine and corners - but this is commensurate with age. Very tight and unrolled. Internally it is remarkably clean; text pages clean and the plates with only light toning.

 A smart armorial bookplate to the front pastedown for John Pemberton Heywood (former owner of Cloverley Hall). With owners inscription in pencil dated 1841.

Overall, this is a very fine, impressive and rare book indeed.


Any Questions please ask and I will do my best to answer them.


Thank you for looking and happy bidding.

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.

Place bid

Time left:
Current bid:
(Approximately ##1##)
Import charges:
Your maximum bid:
Your maximum bid:
Please read the full listing. By clicking Confirm bid you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder. You will enter a binding contract.
By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Postage Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
Resume bidding, if the page does not update immediately.
Place bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
Free P&P
See item description
(Approximately ##1##)
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
Increase maximum bid
Place bid
Confirm bid
Increase maximum bid
Change bid
, you've been outbid. Don't let it get away - bid again.
, you're the highest bidder on this item. Hope you win it.
, you're the first bidder. Hope you win.
, you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid.
, this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
, you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met.
Please enter your bid again.
Please enter a valid number as the bid price.
Enter an amount that is equal or greater than the minimum bid required. This can be found under the bid entry box.
Maximum bids can't be lowered once they're submitted.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is greater than or equal to the Buy it now price. We recommend you purchase this item via Buy it now. If you still wish to bid, you may do so below.
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Congratulations The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the highest bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the highest bidder, but the reserve price has not been met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.