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DICKENS, Charles.

The Nonesuch Dickens....

Published under the editorial direction of Arthur Waugh, Hugh Walpole, Walter Dexter and Thomas Hatton.

Availability: In stock

Published: London The Nonesuch Press, 1938-9

Stock Code: 132947

£7,500
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Notes

The Nonesuch edition, number 351 of only 877 sets. This peculiar limitation is due to the inclusion with each set of one of the original plates used in Chapman and Hall's first printings of each title. Since they held in their archive 877 such plates - the majority steel but with a number of wood blocks - the limitation was enforced. This set includes the wood block of "The Church" drawn by George Cattermole for The Old Curiosity Shop with a letter of authentication from Chapman and Hall signed by Deputy Chairman Arthur Waugh. Also included in the set is Nonesuch Dickensiana which contains an essay by Waugh concerning Dickens and his illustrators, a bibliographical list complied by Hatton of the illustrations to the works by Dickens, a retrospect of previous editions of Dickens's works, and, finally, a prospectus for the Nonesuch Dickens.

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Description

25 volumes, large octavo. Original buckram in various colours, black morocco label to each spine, top edges rough gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Illustrated after the original plates. The 24th volume contains a mounted woodcut and original wood block from The Old Curiosity Shop by George Cattermole together with a laid-in certificate of authenticity from Chapman and Hall.

Condition

Bookplate to front pastedowns else pages nice and clean, boards slightly marked, some discolouration to a couple of board edges, spines a little sunned. A very good set.

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