• DICKENS (C.)  The Nonesuch Dickens  . .... Image

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DICKENS (C.) The Nonesuch Dickens . ....
DICKENS (C.) The Nonesuch Dickens . . . Limited Edition, 24 vols. (including the Original Illustration Box), numerous full-page illustrations, titles with the Press device; in variously coloured buckram cloth with uniform gilt black leather labels, edges uncut & gilt tops. The Nonesuch Press, 1937-38. * limitation of 877 numbered sets - each with an original steel plate (or woodblock) together with its printed example in a mount (& accompanied by a signed authentification note from the publishers Chapman & Hall) & contained in the fleece-lined box - this one being (no. 543) being the wood-engraved 'The Carrier's Cart' (by Clarkson Stanfield, from The Cricket on the Hearth (1845). The text mostly based on the 'Charles Dickens' Edition (with the author's last revisions); the whole of the publisher's remaining original plates / blocks were (somewhat controversially) purchased for this edition - hence its exact limitation. Illustrated