CHIMES. Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht: Rackham, Arthur, Illus.] Dickens Charles

CHIMES. Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht

Rackham, Arthur, Illus.] Dickens Charles

Published by London by George W. Jones for the Limited Editions Club 1931, 1931
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First Edition of the Rackham illustrated printing LIMITED EDITION, one of only 1500 numbered copies AND SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM. With numerous illustrations, both full page and within the text and other decorations in black and white by Arthur Rackham, Rackham decorated titlepage printed in black and gold. 4to, publisher's original tan polished linen, gilt lettered on the spine and with a Rackham designed pictorial decoration in black and gilt on the upper cover, pictorial endpapers printed in gold, in the publisher's original pictorially decorated slipcase printed in red and gold on tan paper, both now housed in a custom made morocco backed slipcase featuring raised bands and fine gilt lettering and tooling. [xxxv], 130 pp. A very fine copy, the book is pristine. The original slipcase neatly bordered with tan cloth, the spine paper laid onto the cloth as a label. The handsome custom slipcase very fine. FIRST EDITION AND LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR ARTHUR RACKHAM. This was Dickensí second installment in the "Christmas Books" series and his labors in creating THE CHIMES were "very arduous" in order to make it a worthy successor to A CHRISTMAS CAROL. It is also the second Christmas installment to receive Rackham's masterly touch. Rackham has very graceful adapted his 20th century style to wonderfully compliment that of the 1845 original. A fine copy of a delightfully illustrated book. Bookseller Inventory # 27235

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Title: CHIMES. Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht

Publisher: London by George W. Jones for the Limited Editions Club 1931

Publication Date: 1931

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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