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THE NONESUCH DICKENS by  Charles (NONESUCH PRESS) DICKENS - First Edition - 1937-38 - from Charles Agvent (SKU: 019686)

THE NONESUCH DICKENS

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THE NONESUCH DICKENS

by DICKENS, Charles (NONESUCH PRESS)

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Contents generally very clean, occasional light foxing mostly to endpapers. Sunning to some spines, marking or soiling to some c
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Bloomsbury: Nonesuch Press, 1937-38. First Edition. Hardcover. Contents generally very clean, occasional light foxing mostly to endpapers. Sunning to some spines, marking or soiling to some covers. A Very Good to Near Fine and complete set. Twenty-five large octavo volumes bound in the publisher's linen buckram which varies in color throughout the set, gilt title on black leather spine labels, top edges gilt. Numerous plates, some in color, and text illustrations from the original steel plates and woodblocks. Printed on Worthy rag paper, imported from America, by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh. Limited to 877 copies, the quantity determined by the number of steel plates and woodblocks available. The twenty-five volumes include a drop-back box containing the engraving "Greenwich Fair" by George Cruikshank with the original steel plate and a letter from the publisher Chapman & Hall attesting to its authenticity. Also included is The Nonesuch Dickens: Retrospectus and Prospectus and the pamphlet A Note on the Format, as well as a letter from the publisher to the original subscriber. The publisher Mitchell Kennerley believed the Nonesuch Dickens to be "the most interesting, the most satisfactory, the most enduringly beautiful, the most monumental and the most desirable collected edition of the works of any author I have ever encountered." Considered the most "complete and perfect edition to be put upon the market" by editor and Dickens scholar Arthur Waugh.

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Bookseller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
019686
Title
THE NONESUCH DICKENS
Author
DICKENS, Charles (NONESUCH PRESS)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Contents generally very clean, occasional light foxing mostly to endpapers. Sunning to some spines, marking or soiling to some c
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Nonesuch Press
Place of Publication
Bloomsbury
Date published
1937-38
Keywords
Charles Dickens; Fine Press; Fine Printing; Nonesuch Press; George Cruikshank; 19th Century Literature; 19th Century British Literature; Illustrated Books; Sets
Bookseller catalogs
19th Century British Literature; Sets;
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Charles Agvent

All books subject to prior sale. Payment with order; institutions may be billed. Postage additional: $11.00 for the first book, $6.00 each thereafter. Overseas postage billed at approximate cost. Pennsylvania residents must add 6% sales tax. Mastercard, Visa, and American Express accepted. We are also open to reasonable payment terms. A book may be returned within 7 days of receipt for any reason provided it is in the same condition as sent and prior notice is given. Please insure returns for their full value.

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Charles Agvent

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About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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