London, South Kensington
7 June 2005
DICKENS, Charles (1812-70). The Nonesuch Dickens, edited by Arthur Waugh, Hugh Walpole, Walter Dexter and Thomas Hatton. London: The Nonesuch Press, 1937-38. 25 volumes including plate vol. and Nonesuch Dickensiana vol., large 8° (256 x 160mm). Engraved title vignettes and plates, facsimile wrappers from the original parts. Original vari-coloured cloth, spines with black morocco lettering-pieces gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. ONE OF 877 COPIES.
The original steel plate by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"), set into a uniform cloth box with a signed letter of authenticity, is titled "The internal economy of Dotheboy's Hall" (from Nicholas Nickleby). Also included is Francis Maynell's pamphlet A Note ... on the Format of the Nonesuch Dickens (London, 1937, wrappers). (25)
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