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The Works of Charles Dickens. The National Edition

Dickens, Charles

London. Chapman & Hall Ltd. 1906–1908
Arguably the best edition of Dickens' works, with the definitive text, large type and facsimiles of title pages and original covers, etc. Limited to 750 copies.

This a deluxe extra-illustrated set with before-letters proof states of most of the wood-engraved plates, together with additional hors-texte illustrations, many hand-coloured.

This set also includes an original ALS from Dickens to George Dolby, his manager, dated the first of July 1866, in which Dickens tries to fix a date for the two to meet. A truly fine set.
80 vols. 8vo. (235 x 168 mm). Each vol. with leaf with limitation verso, half-title and printed title in red and black with publisher's vignette and Full contemporary blue crushed morocco, banded spines with gilt titles in six compartments, turn-ins with decorative gilt borders, marbled endpapers, blue silk placemarkers, t.e.g.
#21430

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