HANDSOME SET OF DICKENS’ WORKS ILLUSTRATED FROM THE ORIGINAL ENGRAVINGS
DICKENS, Charles. The Works… With Introductions, General Essay, and Notes by Andrew Lang. WITH: FOSTER, John. The Life of Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall, 1897-99. Together, 38 volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter navy morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $4800.
Limited Edition de Luxe of the Gadshill Edition of Dickens Works, number 46 of only 130 sets with illustrations on Japanese paper, illustrated with full-page steel-engraved plates from the original illustrations by various artists including Cruikshank, Phiz, Graves, and Tenniel. Very handsomely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.
Dickens “in his own realm has always been unrivalled… His sleepless imagination exaggerated the comic side of everything, and developed the suggestions of reality into humorous idealisms far transcending the proportions of ordinary life” (Baker). “Printed from the edition that was carefully corrected by the author in 1867 and 1868” (Podeschi, D140).
Scattered light foxing to endpapers and edges. An exceptionally handsome set.