Works. The Nonesuch Dickens. Charles Dickens.
Works. The Nonesuch Dickens
Works. The Nonesuch Dickens
Works. The Nonesuch Dickens
Works. The Nonesuch Dickens
Works. The Nonesuch Dickens
Works. The Nonesuch Dickens
Works. The Nonesuch Dickens
Works. The Nonesuch Dickens
Works. The Nonesuch Dickens
Works. The Nonesuch Dickens

Works. The Nonesuch Dickens

Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1937.

Publisher's variously-colored buckram with leather spine labels, gilt top stains. Complete in 23 volumes plus cloth slipcased original steel plate by Phiz for the illustration "Mr. Moddle is both particular and peculiar in is attentions" from Martin Chuzzlewit, a print pulled from it, as well as a letter of authenticity signed by an officer at Chapman & Hall, Ltd. Also includes clothbound Nonesuch Dickensia and wrappered Sample Pages: The Nonesuch Dickens booklet. Very Good+ overall with slight sunning to spines, a few head and tails slightly frayed (especially Printing Plate case and foot of David Copperfield), slight shelf wear, a few spine labels slightly chipped. An attractive set.

An attempt by renowned British private press The Nonesuch Press to create the definitive collection of the works of Charles Dickens with their signature fusion of technologies from different eras of publishing, using hand press type and the original printing plates and wood blocks for many of the illustrations herein. The plates and wood blocks were then dispersed one per set, creating a limitation of 877. The pleasant rainbow of colors by the bindings, the thoroughness of the scholarship, etc. made The Nonesuch Dickens an immediate hit with book collectors, and it remains so to this day. Item #180310005

Price: $12,000.00

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