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CHARLES DICKENS - The Works of Charles Dickens [Illustrated Library Edition] complete in 26 volumes(1860-1870), including: Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby, Oliver Twist, Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations

Title: The Works of Charles Dickens [Illustrated Library Edition] complete in 26 volumes(1860-1870), including: Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby, Oliver Twist, Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations
Description: VGC. Chapman & Hall, London , 1860's-1870's. Illustrated Library Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens in complete 26 octavo volumes(I to XXVI). This set was reissued between 1861 and 1874 with illustrations and was called the Illustrated Library Edition. Hardbacks(marbled front and back covers, gilt lettering to the spine) bound in mainly contemporary half leather(four volumes are in more recent half leather, small nicks and dents on the edges of the covers and spines) in VGC. Illustrated with many b/w plates. Nice and clean pages with small ink marks, creases and nicks on the edges of the pages, small foxing marks inside some of the pages, pages 49-50 in volume I are slightly loose, previous owner's name written on a sticker inside the front cover of each book except for 4 volumes, marbled endpapers and edges of the pages. The front cover of volume XII has come loose but is repairable. Illustrations by George Cruikshank, H. K. Browne. The collection is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear. A collectable and scarce early edition of The Works of Charles Dickens. Please note: This is heavy set(approx 22 Kg). Books sizes: 7. 9 x 4. 9 inches. About the Author: Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth where his father was a clerk in the navy pay office. The family moved to London in 1823, but their fortunes were severely impaired. Dickens was sent to work in a blacking-warehouse when his father was imprisoned for debt. Both experiences deeply affected the future novelist. In 1833 he began contributing stories to newspapers and magazines, and in 1836 started the serial publication of Pickwick Papers. Thereafter, Dickens published his major novels over the course of the next twenty years, from Nicholas Nickleby to Little Dorrit. He also edited the journals Household Words and All the Year Round. Dickens died in June 1870. Very Good/No Jacket.

Keywords: Poetry Drama & Criticism dickensdombey and sonoliver twistpickwick paperslittle dorritpoetrydrama & criticism26

Price: GBP 6400.00 = appr. US$ 9139.10 Seller: Alpha 2 Omega Books
- Book number: 6097

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