The Life of Charles Dickens


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Full-Leather. Three volume set, dated 1872, 1873, 1874, comprising Volume I {1812-1842} sixth edition; Volume II {1842-1852} tenth thousand; Volume III {1852-1870} twelfth thousand. Rebound in full polished calf with raised, gilt spines, double leather spine labels and all edges gilt. Covers decorated with triple rules and small floral corner devices. Inside covers decorated with elaborate gilt dentelle motif. New endpapers. Illustrated with portrait frontispieces, facsimile letters, and engravings. Half-titles with facsimile autograph present in each volume. Extra-illustrated with additional portrait engravings. A very fine early set of the definitive ninetenth century biography of Charles Dickens. Fine binding. Podeschi H187

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Forster, John


Chapman and Hall

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8vo – over 7¾" – 9¾" tall

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