Life and Labours of Hablôt Knight Browne "Phiz". [INSCRIBED, SIGNED] Limited ... Life and Labours of Hablôt Knight Browne "Phiz". [INSCRIBED, SIGNED] Limited ... Life and Labours of Hablôt Knight Browne "Phiz". [INSCRIBED, SIGNED] Limited ...

Life and Labours of Hablôt Knight Browne "Phiz". [INSCRIBED, SIGNED] Limited Edition

Thompson, David Croal

Published by Chapman and Hall, Limited, London, 1884
Condition: Good Hardcover

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1/200. Folio. XVI, 245, [2]pp. Uncut. Full cloth (rebacked) with original boards. Gold lettering and border on illustrated front cover, and blind-stamped border on back board. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece portrait of Phiz, etched and SIGNED by C. O. Murray and by Walter G. Browne ("Phiz"'s son). Illustrated title-page. Letter inscribed, dated (Sept. 29th 1884) and SIGNED by the author to Mr. Trendall is pasted on fly-leaf. Fascinating biography of Charles Dickens' favorite illustrator, profusely illustrated with 130 b/w illustrations including 15 full-page engraved plates on India paper (including frontispiece). Limited edition of 200 copies, of which this is the presentation copy offered by David Croal Thompson to Mr. Trendall. Press cut from the Times, dated October 7th 1884 being a critic article of the book is pasted on blank page. Some age wear on binding with rubbing along edges and corners. Fore-edge of back board slightly rippled. Bookplate removed at back of front cover leaving an offset mark. Both pencil signatures on frontispiece partly faded but still visible. Minor chipping along bottom edge and fore-edge of title-page. Minor damp-staining at lower margin of 2 plates (not affecting illustrations). Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 24485

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Title: Life and Labours of Habl˘t Knight Browne "...

Publisher: Chapman and Hall, Limited, London

Publication Date: 1884

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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