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Dickens Charles Master Humphrey's Clock

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens began as a magazine first published in April 1840. Dickens served as an editor and contributed an occasional piece of writing. Fans demanded more from Dickens and eventually it evolved into an extension of an earlier piece, The Old Curiosity Shop. The 88 parts that make up the installments published from April 1840-November 1841 are penned under the pseudonym “Boz” and contain wood-engraved illustrations by G. Cattermole and H.K. Browne. Intact sets in good condition with original wrappers and housed in a full green custom clamshell for preservation are valued between $1500-$7500. The 3-volume first edition book form published in 1841 by Chapman and Hall (London) in excellent condition can sell for as much as over $1500 but are accessible at $200.

We collected a sample of 16 auction results of Dickens, Charles's Master Humphrey's Clock from 1 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $150 and the highest overall price realized was $3500. The overall average price was $1674 and the median price realized for the book was $1646. There were 0 auctions (0%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 0 auctions (0%) exceeding the high estimates, and 0 auctions (0%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a Bonhams sale on December 10, 2014 of a 1841 - Chapman and Hall edition for $3125 that described as near fine in original weekly parts; a Bonhams sale on September 22, 2014 of a 1841 - Chapman and Hall edition for $3500 that described as a very good copy overall; a Bonhams sale on October 18, 2011 of a 1841 - Chapman and Hall edition for $3500 that described as a very fine copy in original weekly parts;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Bonhams March 8, 2016 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $3009 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams December 10, 2014 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $3125 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams December 10, 2014 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $1875 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams September 22, 2014 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $3500 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 17, 2013 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $2250 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 29, 2011 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $150 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 18, 2011 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $3500 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 18, 2011 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $1500 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 7, 2011 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $2728 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 23, 2010 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $1043 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 18, 2007 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $1792 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 26, 2006 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $239 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 27, 2004 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $502 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 19, 2004 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $735 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 11, 2003 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $172 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 5, 2003 Dickens, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock London Chapman and Hall 1841 - $660 Bonhams Copies for Sale