22 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with coloured frontispieces (with original guards captioned in red), illustrated titles, printed titles in red and black, and very numerous plates (original guards captioned in red), some mild and sporadic foxing (nowhere offensive) in two or three volumes, four volumes with neat inscriptions on front free endpapers; original publisher's binding of ribbed green cloth, upper boards blocked and lettered in gilt, backs blocked and letered in gilt, gilt tops, uncut, pictorial green endpapers, thtree backstrips a little dulled (but all gilt entirely legible), a remarkably bright, clean near set. With a small quantity of relevant ephemera loosely inserted. TWO VOLUMES II AND XI) BEAR A BOOKPLATE STATING THAT THESE VOLUMES WERE PRESENTATION COPIES FROM HM QUEEN ALEXANDRA. The collection comprises: Vol. I: The Pickwick Papers; Vol. II: A Tale of Two Cities; Vol. III: Oliver Twist; Vol. IV: Christmas Books; Vol V: Nicholas Nickleby; Vol. VI: Martin Chuzzlewit; Vol. VII: Dombey and Son; Vol. VIII: The Old Curiosity Shop; Vol. IX: Barnaby Rudge; Vol. X: David Copperfield; Vol. XI: Bleak House; Vol. XII: Little Dorrit; Vol. XIII: Great Expectations; Vol. XIV: Our Mutual Friend; Vol. XV: Hard Times and Reprinted Pieces; Vol. XVI: Sketches by Boz; Vol. XVII: American Notes and Pictures from Italy; Vol. XVIII: The Uncommercial Traveller, The Lamplighter, To be Read at Dusk, Sunday Under Three Heads, The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices; Vol. XIX: A Child's History of England; Vol. XX: Christmas Stories; Vol. XXI: The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Master Humphrey's Clock; Additional Volume: Miscellaneous Papers. THE EXTREMELY SCARCE ADDITIONAL VOLUME IS PRESENT IN NEAR FINE STATE. Complete sets of this outstanding edition are very scarce indeed; extended sets (with the Additional Volume) even more so. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Works of Charles Dickens. The Authentic ...
Publisher: Chapman & Hall, 
Publication Date: 1901
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