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The Works of Charles Dickens (nineteen volumes)

Charles Dickens; John Forster

Chapman and Hall 1877

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Good  | 

Nice set of the quirky and charming household edition of Dickens' works. Small 4to. Green cloth with gilt and blind-stamped decoration. Contains: A Tale of Two Cities, Little Dorrit, Nicholas Nickelby, Hard Times, The Old Curiosity Shop, Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, Sketches by Boz, Dombey and Son, Oliver Twist, Our Mutual Friend, Edwin Drood and Other stories, Christmas Books, Barnaby Rudge, Great Expectations, The Uncommercial Traveler, Martin Chuzzlewit, Bleak House and The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster. Missing only A child's history of England and American Notes but containing all his novels (Master Humphrey's Clock is included with Edwin Drood). This edition features new illustrations by various highly regarded artists including F. Barnard, J. Mahoney, E. G. Dalziel, F. A. Fraser and Phiz (Knight Hablot Browne) himself, that better suit the two column layout. With decorated initials and full page frontispieces. Various bumping, rubbing, marking and nicks to covers. Pickwick papers is missing its title page. Very light markings to page edge to some volumes. Overall a bright, clean and tight set. Good condition.