London, 1874. Complete set in thirty volumes. Octavos, finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in half morocco over marbled paper with gilt decorated spines, five raised bands, marbled endpapers and page edges. A beautiful, very near fine set with some very light normal shelfwear and some intermittent light foxing. Dickens favorite edition of his collected works. "This the best edition of my books is, of right, inscribed to my dear friend John Forster, biographer of Oliver Goldsmith, in affectionate acknowledgment of his counsel, sympathy, and faithful friendship during my whole literary life." Profusely illustrated by "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Browne), George Cruikshank, Frederick Walker, Edwin Landseer, Daniel Maclise, John Leech, Marcus Stone, George Cattermole, and Luke Fildes. A bright near fine set. Contents very good plus to near fine with some occasional light marginal staining to a few of the later volumes and to Vol. 5, some small marginal tears to a section of ten pages in Vol. 28. Small stain of about 1/4 of an inch to top of pages on Vol. 9. Professional seam repair to two inch section of spine on Vol. 15 at seam, barely visible. A beautiful set in near fine condition overall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Works. Illustrated Library Edition. [30 ...
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
Publication Date: 1874
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Chapman & Hall, London. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued. Undated [1874-1876]. All 30 volumes in uniform original publisher's dark-green cloth over bevelled boards, decorated in black with gilt titles. Profusely illustrated by "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Browne), George Cruikshank, Frederick Walker, Edwin Landseer, Daniel Maclise, John Leech, Marcus Stone, George Cattermole, and Luke Fildes. Dickens called this " the best edition" of his works and dedicated it to his friend (and later his biographer) John Forster at whose suggestion it was prepared. A particularly clean set with no foxing of plates or text, binding is firm and square. Seller Inventory # 6151
Book Description London, Chapman and Hall, 1874, 1874. 30 Vols. Hardback. Tall 8vo. Quarter bound calf leather bindings with marbled paper boards. Twin black morocco leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Extensive gilt decoration and raised banding to spine. Marbled edges and endpapers. In good conditions. All volumes have professionally re-laid spines and bindings with original leather and boards. Bumps and chips to corners and some chips to ends of spines. Rubbing to extremities and to faces of boards. Endpapers clean with neat inscriptions to fronts ?Richd. Woolleonube, from BM, Sept ?87.? Dicken?s ?Centenary Testimonial? Stamp below incription. Some minor handling marks, a couple of minor repairs to gatherings, Else clean and tight copies. 30 volumes. With b/w illustrations by Phiz, Cruikshank, Frederick Walker, Edwin Landseer, Daniel Maclise, John Leech, Marcus Stone, George Cattermole, and Luke Fildes. The Library Edition was published to provide a high quality edition of Dickens? works. This edition has fine binding by Riviere Brothers and illustrations by a variety of well known artists, including the traditional Phiz and Cruikshank. Seller Inventory # 78719
Book Description Chapman and Hall, 1870. hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good Plus. 30 volume set of matching volumes in original very decorative dark green cloth covers with bright gold lettering and blind-stamped black design on spine and front covers, bevelled edges; Illustrated Library Edition; no publication dates (estimate of 1870 is provided); various illustrators (e.g., H K Browne, Marcus Stone, anonymous); each volume has frontispiece separated from title page by tissue. All volumes are very attractive with minimal (barely visible) if any exterior wear; tight bindings, bookplate inside front covers otherwise unmarked; moderate to heavy foxing on page edges, a little foxing on some pages; most pages uncut as from printer. HEAVY/OVERSIZE ** PROCEEDS FROM THIS SALE SUPPORT OUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY. ** We provide professional service and individual attention to your order, daily shipments, and sturdy packaging. This set will be shipped with each volume protectively wrapped; strongly boxed with substantial packing. FREE TRACKING ON ALL SHIPMENTS WITHIN USA. Seller Inventory # 50300