An attractively bound set of the works of Charles Dickens.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.
During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.
Offered here is Chapman & Hall's "Charles Dickens Edition", with a facsimile of the author's signature to the half title of each volume.
Comprised of 11 physical volumes containing 18 of the 22 works which made up the edition set, as outlined to the recto of the half-title in many of the volumes and pictured above.
Present in this collection are:
Dombey and Son
Our Mutual Friend
A Child's History of England
Sketches by "Boz"
American Notes and Reprinted Pieces
Hard Times and Pictures from Italy
Old Curiosity Shop
Tale of Two Cities
The Life of Charles Dickens
Each volume features several illustrations and a frontispiece by a number of artists, including George Cruikshank, the Dalziel Brothers, W. T. Green and "Phiz".
The volume containing 'David Copperfield' also features an engraved frontispiece of Dickens as well as a tribute label to front pastedown.
Uniformly bound in half calf over marbled boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed with light wear to extremities and spines. Backstrips slightly sunned. Of 22 hinges, 4 are tender, 5 strained, with 1 held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Foxing to tissuegaurds where present, sometimes extending to pages either side, but bulk of text is very bright and clean with just the occasional spot.
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