The Mystery Of Edwin Drood

by Dickens, Charles

The Mystery of Edwin Drood marked the last of Charles Dickens novels, and was left unfinished in its publication. It follows the story of an orphan, Edwin Drood who worked as an engineer for his adoptive father’s firm, and his betrothal to fellow orphan Rosa Bud. As they come to age there is recognition that their love has been replaced by friendship, and the engagement is soon broken off. Shortly afterwards, in the middle of a storm on Christmas Eve, Edwin disappears, leaving nothing behind but some personal belongings and the suspicion that his killer was his jealous uncle John Jasper, or a fellow orphan Neville, who were both  madly in love with Rosa. The fantastical story intrigues the reader with the darkness the opium dens within the sleepy cathedral town of Cloisterham, and the sinister double life of Choirmaster Jasper, whose drug-fuelled fantasy life belies his respectable appearance. Charles Dickens passed before the novel could be completed, leaving a tantalizing mystery that will never be solved. 

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Chapman & Hall published the First Edition, First Printing in London, 1870. The publication retains its original monthly parts, a selection of 6 books, individually bound in blue-green pictorial wrappers. 

Chapman & Hall published the First Edition, in London, 1870, and was bound in full red crushed morocco by Cedric Chivers in circa. 1911. This edition includes added illustrations, with the coat of arms for the city of Rocherster on the front panel and intricate details on the spine. Silk moire end papers, all edges gilt, extra-illustrated with 17 anonymously executed watercolors, depicting localites in Rochester, the inspiration for the setting of the novel, and Dickens's childhood home. Four of the original watercolors are in full color. Additional hand drawn title page; portrait of Fildes and John Forster tipped in, as well as a few leaves from Forster's "Life of Dickens" relating to this work. The publication retains its original monthly parts, a selection of 6 books, individually bound in blue-green pictorial wrappers. 

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece by J.H. Baker; title vignette and 13 illustrations by Samuel Luke Fildes. [viii], 190, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Half modern brown calf and marbled boards. Fine. First edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece by J.H. Baker; title vignette and 13 illustrations by Samuel Luke Fildes. [viii], 190, [2] pp.… Read more
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THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

by Dickens, Charles

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J. Wyatt Books
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1870
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First U.K. Edition
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London: Chapman & Hall, 1870. Hardcover; 8vo; 189 pages + 32 pages of ads at back, dated Aug. 31, 1870. FIRST U.K. EDITION. With 12 illustrations by Fildes. Green cloth hardcovers with gilt letttering and embellishments on spine and top board, alongside dark green decoration stamped to both boards and spine. Bumped corners. Moderate edgewear/rubbing. Gentle shelfwear. Yellow endpapers. Prev.… Read more
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Mystery of Edwin Drood

by DICKENS, Charles

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1870
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1870. DICKENS, Charles. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Bound by Riviere in triple gilt-ruled polished calf, raised spine bands, elaborate gilt spine, brown morocco spine labels, elaborate inner gilt dentelles, gilt-chamfered edges, A.e.g. London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition. Eckel p. 96. Smith 16. Wolff 1805. Sadleir 694. Very good or better.
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by DICKENS, Charles

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Foster Books - Stephen Foster, ABA, ILAB, PBFA
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1870
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Good
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First Edition
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London: Chapman and Hall 1870. 8vo. viii, 190 pp. Contemporary dark brown half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt devices & lettering. Some wear to spine joints with small areas of peeling to leather. Extra engraved title page. Frontis. portrait. With 12 illustrations by S. L. Fildes. Bound from the parts with four of the six… Read more
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by Charles Dickens

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Wilfrid M. de Freitas - Bookseller
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1870
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Near Fine
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First edition in book form
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Some surface scuffing to corners; panelled spine sunned but gilt lettering and tooling still bright. Nice clean cover of August 1870 parts issue bound in at front; tissue-guarded frontis (of Dickens) a trifle foxed, other plates (unusually) very clean. Scattered light foxing to first and last few leaves; all edges stained red. Binder's ticket of Shemeld Bros., Northampton inside front cover. Meets… Read more
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by DICKENS Charles 1812-1870

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Madoc Books (ABA-ILAB)
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1870
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Very Good
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First
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London: 193 Piccadilly.: Chapman and Hall, 1870 VG, 1st ed, 1870 12 illustrations + Eng tp & port. In half 20c black calf over contemporary red marbled boards, rubbed at edges. Spine, raised bands, gilt tooling & titles. Internally, portrait frontis, additional engraved titlepage with vignette, [5], (vi-vii), [1], [1], 2-190 pp, 14 illustrations (12 wood… Read more
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by Dickens, Charles

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London: Chapman & Hall 1870. (Half leather) 190pp. Very good. Frontispiece port., illus. Contemporary half leather back but nobly aged, raised bands, gilt-decorated and -printed, showing no injury. Very slight wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers. Perhaps a mite shaky. First book edition. Smith 16. Illustrations by S.L. Fildes..
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870), [FILDES, S. L., illustrator]

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. [Crime / Mystery] FIRST EDITION in book form. Large octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.viii; 190 [34]. With 12 wood engraved illustrations after Fildes, as well as a steel engraved frontispiece and vignette title page. Publisher's green cloth, recently re-backed with the original cloth spine laid over. Gilt titles and black decorations to spine and… Read more
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by Dickens, Charles

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Arundel Books of Seattle
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1870
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Good
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First Edition
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. B/w Illustrations By Luke Fildes. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" First book edition in the uncommon original cloth. Original green cloth stamped in gilt and black, first issue with border of repeating triangle motifs, publisher's catalogue at rear dated August 31, 1870. (the cloth has some rubbing… Read more
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