HANDSOME ILLUSTRATED 32-VOLUME SET OF DICKENS’ WORKS
DICKENS, Charles. Writings. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1894-1900. Thirty-two volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and partly unopened. $5800.
“New Library Edition” of Dickens’ works, with hundreds of illustrations after the originals by Cruikshank, Phiz, Leech and others, handsomely bound.
“His imaginative freshness, his deep and sincere tenderness and pity, his whole-souled humor that is seldom sharpened into wit, his superabundance of creative energy, have built a deathless niche in the temple of fame for Charles Dickens” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 184). Includes all of Dickens’ major and minor works, The Dickens Dictionary, and a biography of the author.
Volume XXIV with expert front inner hinge reinforcement and one paper repair. Fine condition.