Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was one of the first global literary superstars who finessed his personal brand with a careful eye on an international reading public – indeed, a tenth of the books in his private library are related to travel.

Skinner Auction Features Letters by Important Literary and Historical Figures

BOSTON, MA—Skinner, Inc. will present a Fine Books & Manuscripts auction as part of Boston’s traditional fall rare book events. The 38th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Hynes Convention Center runs during the weekend of November 14-16, and the Skinner auction of 490 lots of historical and literary documents, fine and rare books, prints, and maps commences on Sunday, November 16th, at 10 a.m.

Waverly Auctions Dickens Set for 17 Times High Estimate

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Even Scrooge might have eked out a curmudgeonly smile on December 6th at Waverly Rare Books, as the hammer fell on a collection of 30 leather-bound books comprising the “Works of Charles Dickens.” The 1861-63 Library Edition containing such classics as Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, and the immortal A Christmas Carol, was inscribed in blue ink on the title page of Volume I, The Pickwick Papers, in Dickens’ own hand: “To Jas.
Dickens' London Home Reopens After Renovation fbcadmin Thu, 12/13/2012 - 00:01
Dickens-museum.jpg48 Doughty Street.  That's where "Oliver Twist" and "Nicholas Nickleby" were written by a young Charles Dickens, only in his mid-20s.  Between 1837 and 1839 Dickens and his family lived in the Doughty Street residence, which is the only

Doyle NY to Auction Rare Books, Auotgraphs, and Maps on Nov. 5

Doyle New York will auction Rare Books, Autographs and Maps on November 5, 2012 at 10am. The material ranges from early illuminated manuscripts to modern first editions. Categories include Americana; bibliography and fine printing; illustrated books of all periods, including atlases and color plate books; literature; fine bindings (both bound sets and remarkable examples of the bookbinder's art); science and technology; travels and voyages; children's and illustrated books; and a diverse range of interesting books in other fields.