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    The William E. Self Family Collection Part I The Kenyon Starling Library Of Charles Dickens

    2 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 203

    DICKENS, Charles. Works. Edited by Arthur Waugh, Hugh Walpole, Walter Dexter, and Thomas Hatton. London: The Nonesuch Press, 1937-38.

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    DICKENS, Charles. Works. Edited by Arthur Waugh, Hugh Walpole, Walter Dexter, and Thomas Hatton. London: The Nonesuch Press, 1937-38.

    25 volumes, including original steel-engraved plate in cloth folding box and the Nonesuch Dickensiana, large 8o (255 x 160 mm). Engraved title vignettes and plates, facsimile wrappers from the original parts. Original buckram, each volume in a different color, black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (a few spines slightly faded, folding box split at corners). Provenance: Kenyon Starling (bookplate).

    THE NONESUCH DICKENS. LIMITED EDITION, one of 877 copies. The original steel plate by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), set into a uniform cloth box with a letter of authenticity signed by the Deputy Chairman of Chapman & Hall, is titled "Mr. Varden and the mob" (from Barnaby Rudge). (25)


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