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Dickens Charles The Works of Charles Dickens

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

For any lover of Charles Dickens, the ultimate prize is a complete collection of his works. Throughout his life, Dickens was an advocate for social reform, rights for children, and the freedom of education. Much of those ideals can be seen in his work which is often considered pseudo-biographical in nature. The resume of Dickens involves over a dozen major works, several short stories, plays, essays, and non-fiction books across a wide spectrum of topics and genres including his famous Christmas tales, his prose works highlighting the plight of the poor, and his personal essays on social issues of the day.

We collected a sample of 37 auction results of Dickens, Charles's The Works of Charles Dickens from 3 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $80 and the highest overall price realized was $5700. The overall average price was $1673 and the median price realized for the book was $1187. There were 2 auctions (100%) 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 September 21, 2016 of a 1880 - Chapman and Hall edition for $5250 that first edition in original monthly parts described as an "excellent example of a fragile set"; a Bonhams sale on June 08, 2010 of a 1938 - Nonesuch Press edition for $5457 that described as a very good set; a Bonhams sale on June 20, 2007 of a 1900 - Estes edition for $5700 that described in fine condition;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Bonhams June 14, 2017 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1898 - $4180 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams September 21, 2016 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1880 - $5250 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 11, 2015 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens Macdonald 1900 - $4180 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 21, 2015 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1900 - $668 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 16, 2015 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1876 - $1504 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 16, 2015 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1890 - $2006 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 25, 2014 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1890 - $535 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 25, 2014 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1882 - $3678 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 26, 2013 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1880 - $468 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams September 10, 2013 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1882 - $2173 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams July 28, 2013 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1876 - $1187 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 13, 2011 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1899 - $2074 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 8, 2010 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens Boston Houghton Mifflin 1894 - $642 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 8, 2010 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens Nonesuch Press 1938 - $5457 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 23, 2010 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1910 - $3371 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams December 1, 2009 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1880 - $1444 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 10, 2009 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens Boston Cassino 1890 - $854 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 24, 2009 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1880 - $2247 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams December 4, 2007 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1870 - $1920 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann November 29, 2007 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens Philadelphia Morris and Co. 1900 $3000-$4000 $2400 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 27, 2007 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1870 - $80 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams July 3, 2007 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1882 - $642 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 20, 2007 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens Boston Estes 1900 - $5700 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 13, 2007 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1880 - $502 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 13, 2006 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1880 - $282 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 17, 2006 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1900 - $717 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 10, 2006 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1882 - $298 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 10, 2006 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1902 - $188 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams July 3, 2006 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1882 - $660 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams July 3, 2006 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1894 - $754 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams September 20, 2005 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1900 - $288 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 30, 2004 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens - $1336 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams May 13, 2003 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1876 - $735 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams May 13, 2003 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens Educational Book Company 1910 - $223 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams May 13, 2003 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens Hazell and Watson 1950 - $127 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 11, 2003 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1882 - $2514 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA September 12, 2002 Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens London Chapman and Hall 1882 $1000-$1500 $600 PBA Copies for Sale