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It’s Not Christmas Without Dickens

So here’s the first book-form edition, in three volumes, of Charles Dickens’ first and wildly successful weekly periodical, Master Humphrey’s Clock (London: Chapman & Hall, 1840). Includes the first appearances of Barnaby Rudge and The Old Curiosity Shop, the whole illustrated with lavish arrays of in-text illustrations by two of Dickens’ most significant illustrators. George Cattermole’s skill with architecture and views and “Phiz” Browne’s with humor and character both flower here; Dickens, of course, wrote every word. Original maroon cloth, chemises, boxed. $2,500

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Miura’s Bindings

Master bookbinder Tini Miura studied her craft in Europe before moving to Japan in the mid-seventies where she “introduced the art of bibliophile binding to the Japanese audience.” The result? A Master’s Bibliophile Bindings, Tini Miura, 1980-1990 (Tokyo: Seikosha Co. Ltd., 1991). This catalogue includes color photographs of over 150 of Miura’s exquisite fine bindings. Fine in fine jacket. 199 pages. $75

www.kelmscottbookshop.com

A Remarkable Wrinkle

An exceptionally nice copy of the stated first edition, first printing in dust wrapper of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (NY: Ariel Books Farrar Strauss & Cudahy, 1962). Faint fading on edge of boards as usual, else fine in very good plus jacketóno fraying or tears. Winner of the Newbery Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, this time-travel fantasy has become a modern classic. $9,000

www.alephbet.com

Wuthering Heights

Musician and poet Patti Smith introduces The Folio Society’s new illustrated edition of Wuthering Heights, one of the most famous love stories in all of literature and the sole novel written by Emily BrontŽ before her untimely death. Her uncompromising tale of obsession, betrayal, and revenge sparked moral outrage on publication, and to this day the fate of Heathcliff and Catherine has a haunting, unforgettable power. Rovina Cai’s atmospheric illustrations enhance this edition, which has been produced in series with the Folio edition of Jane Eyre. $69.95

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