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132240
(ARDIZZONE, Edward.) DICKENS, Charles.

Great Expectations.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York For the members of the Heritage Club, 1939

Stock Code: 132240

£375
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition of Ardizzone's rendering of Dickens's classic novel, handsomely bound. The Heritage Press reprinted classic volumes in a deluxe, well-illustrated format, as here. Ardizzone, predominantly a children's illustrator, was an unusual choice to illustrate Dickens's tale of ruined lives, yet offers a welcome interpretation of the novel, maintaining his characteristic vibrant colours despite the subject matter. Ardizzone illustrated Great Expectations again a decade later for the Curwen Press, and there opted for a much more dark, sombre tone than here.

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Description

Octavo (224 x 147 mm). Near-contemporary red calf by Bayntun, twin blue and green calf labels to spine, double gilt fillet to covers, gilt floral turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

With 8 colour plates including frontispiece, title vignette, and black and white head- and tail-pieces for each chapter, all by Edward Ardizzone.

Condition

A fine copy.

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