This item includes an extremely rare German edition of Charles Dickens’ first work, The Pickwick Papers (also known as “Die Pickwicker” in German). Hermann Seemann Nachfolger in Berlin published the work. This publishing business only existed for less than ten years, beginning in 1900, hence the copyright on this book is from that time period. The hardback has a lovely design and is aged like a book over a century old should be.
Die Pickwickier, often known as The Pickwick Papers, is Charles Dickens’ debut novel. Between March 1836 and October 1837, the work was released in 20 monthly installments. Dickens’s humorous novel, published at the age of 23, propelled him to fame almost immediately.
Because this is an antique, turn-of-the-century copy of the novel, it has obvious wear consistent with age. Pages are browned, the cover is worn, the binding is splitting, and the title/copyright page with the date released is missing at the beginning of the book (although, because the stated publisher was only in business for the first decade of the 1900’s, the date range may be established). There may be a few extra pages missing at the start as well, but I cannot be certain. The first several pages are loose but included. I do my best to correctly explain the situation.
This book will look fantastic in an old library, workplace, classroom, or as a present for a rare and vintage book collector or literature professor. I take great care in wrapping and packing this item, and I am pleased to give free domestic delivery on it.