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The Chimes - A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year in by  Charles Dickens - Hardcover - Reprint - 1906 - from Temple Rare Books and

The Chimes - A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year in

by Dickens, Charles

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket

London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1906. viii, 167pp, [1], contemporary full vellum by Chivers of Bath, in one of their characteristic painted vellucent bindings, smooth spine divided into three unequal panels with hand painted designs to first and third panel, title to second, third panel with mother of pearl inlay, upper cover with vignette within a border after Brock's illustration opposite page 18, another mother of pearl inlay beneath, with the title with a border beneath, within a decorated panel enclosed with a single gilt rule, t.e.g. Boards very slightly splayed, spine very slightly dulled, fore edge of text block lightly soiled, previous owners gift inscription to ffep, text slightly browned, but generally clean. With eight full page colour illustrations by Brock. Signed in gilt to lower turn in 'Cedric Chivers Bath'. For Charles Edmund Brock see Houfe, page 75. An attractive example of a Chivers binding. Reprint. Full Vellum. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Brock, C.[harles] E.[dmund]. 12mo.


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