Sign In | Register

Great Expectations

By Dickens, Charles




Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens first serialised in All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It is regarded as one of his greatest and most sophisticated novels, and is one of his most enduringly popular novels; having been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times.


Available copies: Great Expectations By Dickens, Charles


Showing best matches | Show all copies

image of Great Expectations.

Great Expectations.

DICKENS, Charles.

London: Chapman and Hall,, 1861. 3 volumes, octavo (183 x 117 mm). Early 20th-century polished tan calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, red and green morocco labels, place and date on red label at foot, sides ruled in gilt with a French fillet with ornaments at corners, gilt inner dentelles, gold vein marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Joints of vol. II starting, a few minor blemishes internally, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, published on 6 July 1861, one of 1,000 copies thus. The first impression of Great Expectations is a famously rare book. Robert L. Patten, Charles Dickens and His Publishers (Clarendon 1978) states that 1,000 copies of the first impression and 750 of the second were printed and that probably most of the first and more than half of the second (1,400 copies in all) were purchased by Mudie's Select Library where, as circulating library copies, they inevitably suffered a high rate of attrition. The first edition was divided into five impressions, with distinct title pages labelling them as five editions. The modern bibliographical authority is generally agreed to be the table given in Appendix D to the Clarendon edition, 1993, in which Margaret Cardwell agrees with the traditional conclusion that the same setting of type was used for all five impressions: "there is no warrant for treating the five impressions as distinct editions" (p. 491). However, she deduces that the impressions were sequential and that minor corrections and gradual deterioration of type can be shown across the five impressions. This copy has Cardwell's points for the first impression throughout.

trust seal

Price: £ 18,750.00
($24,084.38)


image of Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles

Chapman and Hall, 1861 First edition, first issue, rebound in quarter leather and marbled paper. One of only 1,000 copies of the true first edition. Very good condition. Housed in a custommade collector's clamshell case with leather spine and gold tooling and lettering.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

trust seal

Price: $25,000.00


image of Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles

Chapman and Hall, London, 1861 First Edition, First Printing, fifth issue. Three volumes, including the publisher's catalog dated August 1861 at the rear of Volume III. Bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's ribbed purple cloth binding, with ruling and decorations in blind to boards, lettering and decorations in gilt to spine. Each volume with bright boards, toning to the spines, wear to the extremities, some light rubbing across. Volume I, with spine cracked at front hinge, former owner's signature to the dedication page. Volumes II and III each starting at front hinges, former owner's signature to the title pages. Each volume with otherwise intact spines and extremely bright and clean interiors. This copy has the majority of the first issue points, with only a few of the corrections that were made after the first issue. Overall, a clean and attractive set, extremely rare in the unsophisticated publisher's cloth. Smith I, 14. Great Expectations was originally published serially in All the Year Round, the author's literary magazine, in thirty-six weekly issues from December 1860-August 1861. It is one of Dickens' two novels that was not illustrated in the first book edition, the other being Hard Times. The first issue of the first edition, published on July 6, 1861, was followed by four subsequent issues of the same edition, published on August 5, August 17, September 21, and October 30 of the same year. Smith notes that "These first five issues were probably printed at a single impression and published with altered title pages to imply and encourage a rapid sale In all five issues, the same misprints persist." Thus, the first five issues are essentially the same first edition with varying title pages, printed simultaneously and issued in successive intervals. While some of the first issue's misprints were fixed, the corrections were not all-encompassing, yielding a variety of misprints and corrections in the first issues. For example, this volume contains some of the later issue corrections, but includes an earlier catalog that was also published in earlier issues. The first issue, which included a print run of 1,000 copies was "almost entirely taken up by the libraries," leaving only a few hundred copies for private ownership and increasing the rarity of a privately-owned later issue of the first printing. Great Expectations is Dickens' thirteenth novel. Like his 1850 novel David Copperfield, it is a bildungsroman that follows the protagonist's life from childhood to adulthood and is written entirely in the first-person. Great Expectations tells the story of a young orphan boy named Pip and his "great expectations" of becoming a gentleman and receiving his benefactor's wealth and property. A classic Victorian novel, Great Expectations features many of Dickens' recurring themes, including orphans, prison life, and Victorian society. Overall, a solid unrestored, uniform set, all original and not made up or supplied from other copies. An affordable copy in collector's condition. We buy Dickens First Editions!!!. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

trust seal

Price: $22,500.00


image of Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman & Hall, 1861. First Edition, Second Impression. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, second impression. (Stated "Second Edition" on all title pages. 344; 351; 344pp. Complete in three volumes. Contemporary leather with gilt ruling and lettering on spine. Bound without ads, quite likely as issued. Bibliographer Walter E. Smith describes printings two through five as indistinguishable except for their title pages, which may have been printed at the same time to give the impression of brisk sales. All had the same textual errors, etc.) Bindings edge-worn, leather starting to split along spine edges, hinges a bit tender, gilt barely legible. Internally Very Good with some light corner creasing, stray light stains and foxing. A very nice set of the classic novel.

trust seal

Price: $8,000.00


GREAT EXPECTATIONS.

DICKENS, Charles.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. . Three volumes, volumes I and III third issue, volume II fourth issue, 8vo., pp.(iii),344;(i),351;(i),344, half black textured calf with ruled compartments, gilt, marbled boards, speckled edges; bound without the adverts to volume III, small printed ownership label to front paste-down endpaper of all volumes, light finger-marking, foxing to endpapers and prelims, with occasional slight foxing within, light rubbing to boards, a very good, fresh set in a near contemporary binding. “The first five issues were probably printed at a single impression and published with altered title-pages to imply and encourage a rapid sale” - Walter E. Smith. John C. Eckel gives four examples of misprints in the first edition, corrected in subsequent editions, all of which are present in uncorrected form here: vol.II, p.162, line 21, “their” for “her”; Vol.III., p.37, line 25, “raving” for “starving”; p.145, line 1, “but” for “was”; p.150, line 4, “led” for “lead”.

trust seal

Price: £ 5,250.00
($6,743.63)


image of Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles

Philadelphia (1861): T. B. Peterson and Brothers. Hard Cover. Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition, 523 pages, illustrated, with 34 illustrations by John McLenan; complete in one volume. Original brown cloth binding, stamped in gilt and blind. Light general foxing; cloth worn through at corners, small loss at spine ends; yellow coated endpapers. One of the earliest American editions.

trust seal

Price: $3,500.00


image of Great Expectations (All the Year Round)

Great Expectations (All the Year Round)

Dickens, Charles

Chapman & Hall, London, 1861 First Edition of Volume IV of "Great Expectations" First Published in the "All the Year Round" weekly journal in two volumes. This set consists of the first volume IV but is missing volume V that completes the novel. Volume IV consists of Chapters 1-28. Volume V has Chapters 29-59, novel concludes on page 437 in Volume V. The book has been rebound in nice leather. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp. A lovely copy of this First appearance of Great Expectations in book form, before the publishing of the novel on its own. We buy Dickens First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

trust seal

Price: $2,500.00


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Penguin Books , 1965. Hardcover. As New. As New

trust seal

Price: $2,296.70


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Penguin Books , 1965. Hardcover. LIKE NEW. Like New

trust seal

Price: $1,860.14


Great Expectations: With a Fore-Edge Painting of Charles Dickens.

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1866. Finely bound example of Dickens' thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman that depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. Octavo, bound in full green morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised gilt bands, gilt compartments, gilt ruled, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With a fore-edge painting of Charles Dickens and a scene from the novel of Miss Haversham and Pip. In near fine condition. A desirable example. According to G. K. Chesterton, Dickens penned Great Expectations in "the afternoon of [his] life and fame." It was the penultimate novel Dickens completed, preceding Our Mutual Friend. It is set among the marshes of Kent and in London in the early to mid-1800s. The novel contains some of Dickens most memorable scenes, including its opening, in a graveyard, when the young orphan Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations is a graphic book, full of extreme imagery, poverty, prison ships ("the hulks"), barriers and chains, and fights to the death. Upon its release, Thomas Carlyle spoke of "All that Pip's nonsense." Later, George Bernard Shaw praised the novel as "All of one piece and consistently truthful." Dickens felt Great Expectations was his best work, calling it "a very fine idea," and was very sensitive to compliments from his friends: "Bulwer, who has been, as I think you know, extraordinarily taken by the book."

trust seal

Price: $1,500.00


image of Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Book Jungle, 2007-09-06. Paperback. Used:Good.

trust seal

Price: $944.87


image of Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Book Jungle, 2007-09-06. Paperback. Good.

trust seal

Price: $944.87


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens, Illustrated (Illustrator)

Harcourt School, 1997-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

trust seal

Price: $803.20


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

Boston: Gardner A. Fuller, 1862. 1st edition thus. Green publisher's cloth stamped in blind. Professionally recased. Occasional stain. Very Good.. 312 pp. 4 plates engraved by F. O. Freeman from designs by A. K. Kipps, Crown 8vo. An interesting, and uncommon, early American edition... Wilkins notes it, stating it '... reached thirty thousand copies.' The Gimbel catalogue does not list a copy, and the VanderPoel collection catalogue only lists a copy of the Extra Illustrations [n. d.] issued by this publisher.

trust seal

Price: $750.00


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Demco Media, 1986-08-01. Turtleback. Good.

trust seal

Price: $478.96


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

New York: James G. Gregory, 1861. 1st edition thus, e.g., 1st 2-volume edition, and 2nd US edition (Gimbel D38; Smith AMERICAN, 13 [pp. 379 - 380]). Original publisher's green cloth with gilt stamped spine lettering. Pale yellow eps. Average wear & soiling to cloth. Usual bit of foxing, primarily to preliminary & terminal leaves. Age-toning to paper. Withal, a solid VG set.. 2 volumes (336; 334 pp). Frontis by F. O. C. Darley in Volume I; by John Gilbert in Volume II. 12mo. A scarce early US edition of this classic title, in the desirable green cloth, appearing infrequently on the commercial market.

trust seal

Price: $450.00


Great Expectations (Classics)

Charles Dickens

Purnell Bancroft, 1970. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

trust seal

Price: $399.54


Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles

Rinehart Editions , 1960. Paperback. As New. As New

trust seal

Price: $387.20


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

DICKENS, CHARLES

"Green cloth edition", contains titlepage, copyright notice, list of illustrations,pages (5)-168, 2 page advertisement from Peterson. Includes 27 illustrations from designs by John McLenan. Condition: Cover in original green cloth with profile of Dickens in gilt and in blind on back cover. Text and illustrations free of foxing and toning.

trust seal

Price: $375.00


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Perfection Learning Corporation, 1963. Library Binding. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

trust seal

Price: $351.23


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

DICKENS, Charles

Edinburgh: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. Owner ink stamp on front blank. Spine darkened, as often the case, with some rubbing. Easily Very Good, lacking the slipcase. Gordon Ross. Quarto (7" x 10") bound in green buckram and printed by R. & R. Clark with a previously unpublished 6000-word preface by George Bernard Shaw. This edition is also bibliographically important in that it is the first time Dickens's original "unhappy" ending to this great novel was published. This is copy #1445 of 1500 with 55 illustrations by Gordon Ross and SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. We need never be ashamed of our tears."

trust seal

Price: $312.50


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

DICKENS, Charles

Edinburgh: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. Spine darkened, as often the case, with some rubbing. Easily Very Good, lacking the slipcase. Gordon Ross. Quarto (7" x 10") bound in green buckram and printed by R. & R. Clark with a previously unpublished 6000-word preface by George Bernard Shaw. This edition is also bibliographically important in that it is the first time Dickens's original "unhappy" ending to this great novel was published. This is copy #1366 of 1500 with 55 illustrations by Gordon Ross and SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. We need never be ashamed of our tears."

trust seal

Price: $312.50


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

1994-09-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $275.13


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

Charles Dickens

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1982. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; A Limited Edition.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

trust seal

Price: $275.00


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

Charles Dickens

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; The Oxford Library of the World's Greatest Books; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

trust seal

Price: $275.00


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

Charles Dickens Ill David Frampton

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1982. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 475 pages .

trust seal

Price: $274.99


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. SEALED in SHRINKWRAP As New, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

trust seal

Price: $274.95


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

trust seal

Price: $274.95


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

Charles Dickens

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good, bumb to top rear corner, very slight wear to the gilt. Bound in one quarter premium full leather. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. Decorated endsheets and with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. A Limited Edition. This Special Edition was prepared for subscribers to The Oxford Library of the World's Greatest Books. ; The Oxford Library of the World's Greatest Books; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

trust seal

Price: $274.95


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

trust seal

Price: $274.95


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

trust seal

Price: $274.95


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Franklin Library

Charles Dickens

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1977. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

trust seal

Price: $274.95


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Pristine copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

trust seal

Price: $274.95


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Pristine copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

trust seal

Price: $274.95


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. ; The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

trust seal

Price: $274.95


Great Expectations (Rinehart Editions, 20)

Charles Dickens

1979-06-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $254.50


image of Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

2000-03-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $246.25


image of Great Expectations (The World's Classics)

Great Expectations (The World's Classics)

Charles Dickens

1994-03-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $238.00


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

1982-08-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $238.00


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

2005-07-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $225.63


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

1988-03-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $225.63


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Fingerprint Publishing, 2018-01-06. Paperback. Good. No International ShippingGood condition. Used books doesn't include any access code, CD or other supplements. For returns always contact us

trust seal

Price: $225.00


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

2008-08-18. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $221.51


image of Great Expectations (Tantor Unabridged Classics)

Great Expectations (Tantor Unabridged Classics)

Charles Dickens

2008-03-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $217.37


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

2012-06-14. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $217.37


image of Great Expectations (Oxford World's Classics Hardcovers)

Great Expectations (Oxford World's Classics Hardcovers)

Charles Dickens

1999-05-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $213.25


image of Great Expectations (Miniature Gramercy Classics)

Great Expectations (Miniature Gramercy Classics)

Charles Dickens

Gramercy, 2006-06-06. Hardcover. Used:Good.

trust seal

Price: $205.93


image of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press

Charles Dickens

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

trust seal

Price: $199.00


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

2004-06-17. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $196.75


Great Expectations

CHARLES DICKENS

1999-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $196.75