In Thirty Volumes.London: Chapman and Hall Limited, 1881-82 Stock Code: 140460
A monumental setLimited "Édition de Luxe", number 614 of 1,000 sets. Out of the many collected works of Dickens which were published in the late 19th century, the present edition has good claim to be the largest, boldest, and most striking.
30 volumes, quarto (267 x 184 mm). Early 20th-century green half morocco for Sotheran's, spines lettered in gilt, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt.
Facsimiles of original blue wrappers of the parts bound in at the start of each novel, illustrations laid down on India proof paper, by Robert Seymour, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), George Cattermole and John Leech, amongst others.
Bookplate of W. W. Williamson to front pastedowns. Slight soiling to a few covers yet bindings otherwise in fine condition; faint running stain at head of some volumes else contents clean. An excellent, handsome set.
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