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Two volumes from the first American edition of Charles Dickens' "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club." Vol. 1 and 4. 1836-37, Carey, Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia, publishers, Griggs & Co., printers. Vol 4 has original boards with muslin spine and remnants of paper label. Poor condition with wear, staining and losses to boards and spine, owner inscriptions in ink and pencil on front fly page and inside back cover and fly page. 7-5/8" x 4-3/4". Vol. 1 has apparently later leather binding and marbled boards with unrelated print (appears to be a slave inventory), wear and abrasions to covers, pencil notes on front fly page. 7-3/8" x 4-1/2". While both volumes include ads for "The Tuggs/Watsons Tottle" in the back, and Vol. 4 includes pages advertising other Carey & Lea books in the front, Vol. 1 lacks advertising pages at the front. Provenance: Abram Poindexter Maury (1801-1848), from the founding family of Franklin, TN., Treelawn Plantation. Note: "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club" was the first work by Charles Dickens to be published in the U.S.