THE COMPLETE POEMS OF CHARLES DICKENS, by Charles Dickens - 1885 [1st Ed]


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The Complete Poems of Charles Dickens

by Charles Dickens

A lovely edition of the beloved British writer's works in poetry. From songs and hymns taken from larger works to protests and other satirical, humoristic, or romantic lyrics, Dicken's verses are an inspiring addition to his prose writings and deserving of attention, though lesser-known. 142 pages. 4.25 x 6.5 inches.

First edition. With preface. Scarce DJ and hand painted decoration on cover.

Published by: White, Stokes, & Allen, New York, 1885.

Softback is overall in GOOD+ condition with GOOD- DJ.

  • White covers are in nice condition with red writing and hand painted flowers decorating upper left corner of front. 
  • Wraps show a little warping and toning, and include tightly wrapped paper cover.
  • Back cover exhibits severe toning and damp staining.
  • Edges are firm and corners are sharp.
  • Spine has red text and decorations, and moderate toning consistent with covers.
  • Spine ends are darkened/sunned.
  • Covers shows some edgewear including toning and some scarce creasing mostly at lower left corner of front.
  • Binding is loosening at gutter between some pages without detached pages. (See photos) 
  • Pastedowns are gently toned and display some occasional foxing.
  • Interior is very gently age-toned with very scarce and light marginal foxing. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Pages 51-58 display cutting irregularity on lower edge. (See photos)
  • Text block edges are moderately age-toned.
  • Upper edge of textblock is darkened and stained and lower edge is deckled. (See photos)
  • White DJ is soiled and exhibits overall moderate toning and warping especially at spine. 
  • DJ displays some stains including a tape residue at upper edge and a 1/4" long pink ink stain near head of spine on shoulder. (See photos)
  • DJ shows edgewear including creases along edges and at corners and along spine, and an open crease at head of spine.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20170620

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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