The Charles Dickens Library 1910

The Charles Dickens Library Edition

The Charles Dickens Library 1910

Published by The Educational Book Company in 1910 to celebrate 100 years after the birth of Dickens (The Centennial was actually in 1912), this was a superb complete set of Charles Dickens Works.

The set was complete in 18 volumes with 1200 illustrations, including five hundred special plates drawn expressly for this edition by Harry Furniss.

Dickens just doesn’t seem right without the characteristic Victorian illustrations, and when it come to illustrations this is the set with the most and the best. This set uniquely contained a special volume dedicated to Dickens illustrations, it also includes The Dickens Companion which contains Dickens In Anecdote and Criticism; Guide To The Novels; Chronology; & Bibliography

This Superb Set Comprised Of The Following Volumes;

  • 1. Sketches by Boz,
  • 2. Pickwick Papers,
  • 3. Oliver Twist,
  • 4. Nicholas Nickleby,
  • 5. Old Curiosity Shop & Hard Times,
  • 6. Barnaby Rudge & Master Humphrey’s Clock,
  • 7. Martin Chuzzlewit,
  • 8. Christmas Books etc ,
  • 9. Dombey and Son,
  • 10. David Copperfield.
  • 11. Bleak House,
  • 12. Little Dorrit,
  • 13. A Tale of Two Cities,
  • 14. Great Expectations & Reprinted Pieces,
  • 15. Our Mutual Friend,
  • 16. Christmas Stories, Christmas Memories
  • 17. The Dickens Picture Book – With chapters on Dickens illustrators and 600 illustrations
  • 18. The Dickens Companion – A Book of Anecdote and Reference


  • Publisher The Educational Book Company Ltd., London; 1910
  • Standard Set – Blue Cloth Covers, Decoration To Spine, With Title In Gilt Lettering, Gilt Design On Front Board with CD initials, And Blue Page Tops.
  • Testimonial Set – As Above but with Gilt Page Tops
  • Superbly Illustrated Throughout
  • Individual Book Size 190 x130mm

Specific Points to Look Out For When Buying This Set;

  • It is fairly common to find fading to the Gilding to the Titles.
  • These are quite thick books so always check the hinges for straining or cracking

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15 Responses to “The Charles Dickens Library 1910”

  1. admin February 12, 2017 at 8:24 am #

    This collection is only worth anything if in Very Good condition and is complete. You could try an ebay auction with a low starting price

  2. Sharon Gerardi February 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm #


    I have a set of Charles Dickens collection. They are the Educational Book Co. Ltd, Illustrated by Harry Furniss and edited by J.A. Hammerton., but, volume 15 in missing. The books are not in the best shape and really show their age. I’m looking to sell the set. Any advice on how to go about doing this.

    Warmly ~Sharon

  3. admin June 2, 2016 at 8:05 am #

    Thanks for your enquiry, this collection is saleable dependant on condition and you could expect £30-£40 from a dealer in the UK.

  4. Ausma Mursch June 1, 2016 at 10:45 am #

    Please can you let me know where I could sell the 18 volume Charles Dickens collection. They are the Educational Book Co. Ltd, Illustrated by Harry Furniss and edited by J.A. Hammerton.

    Could you also let me know approximately how much it is worth. I am interested in selling it.

    Thank you for giving this inquiry your attention. A Mursch

  5. admin January 8, 2016 at 4:47 am #

    Hard to value anything without seeing it first. There is no great value here, but if the books are in Very Good condition they are still saleable.

  6. Shane O'Neill January 8, 2016 at 3:18 am #

    I inherited this set from my great grand uncle. He has signed the first volume, Sketches by Boz etc. dated 1911.
    I was wondering what their value might be?

  7. admin August 4, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    It’s not easy giving a valuation without actually seeing the books as condition is the primary factor on this collection.
    I would expect to pay £50 for a collection in mint condition.

  8. David August 3, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

    Hi I was hoping you could help me I have the complete collection in good condition considering its age and was wondering if you could tell me its value.
    Kind regards David

  9. admin May 2, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    I would recommend a local South African bookdealer as your best bet. I cannot give a valuation without actually seeing the books.

  10. Yvonne Crichton May 2, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    Please can you let me know where I could sell our 18 volume Charles Dickens collection. They are the Educational Book Co. Ltd, Illustrated by Harry Furniss and edited by J.A. Hammerton.
    Could you also let me know how much we could sell this collection for.
    We live in South Africa

  11. admin April 16, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    Hi Nick You are correct in thinking that these books came with their own book rack. It is very difficult to give a valuation without actually seeing the books. The book rack itself is more of a hindrance because most people have their own storage they wish to use. There is a resale value in these books however it is not huge and largely depends on condition.

  12. Nick Moss April 14, 2015 at 4:45 pm #


    I have recently inherited the full set of these with a wooden rack which looks like it was made for the set. I was wondering if you knew the value of a full set in fairly good condition?

    Thank you

  13. admin October 2, 2014 at 5:46 am #

    Many thanks for your enquiry, I am sure that the price you paid was what you wanted to pay.

  14. Matt Hinman August 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    Hi- I have a complete set of these – what would they be worth today?

    thank you

  15. James Battersby August 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    I just bought this set complete with the original bookcase (three shelves for teh books and a top ‘ornament’ shelf.
    Top of pages is gilded. What sort of price should Ihave paid?

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