JF Dexter Collection of Works

Item author: Charles Dickens
Grant Value: 650
Item cost pre-decimal: Not recorded
Item date acquired: 1969
Item institution: British Library
Town/City: London
London borough: LB Camden

The novels in their original parts in this collection were used by Hatton and Cleaver for their Bibliography. Also includes reading editions, speeches by Dickens, piracies and imitations of his works, as well as important manuscript and graphic material including a collection of autograph letters and other Dickens manuscripts, page proofs of The Old Curiosity Shop, A Tale of Two Cities and other works, with the authors corrections, albums of original drawings by George Cruikshank, HK Browne and others and sets of plates extra-illustrating the novels. Illustrated as plate I of AR