Title Barnaby Rudge with Master Humphrey's Clock - The Complete Works of Charles Dickens: Volume X - XII (three volumes)
Book Condition Very Good
Edition Limited Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Publisher New York, NY George D. Sproul 1905
Seller ID 000842
Edited with Annotations, Bibliography, and Topography by Frederic G. Kitton. Autograph Edition: Two hundred and fifty copies on white hand-made paper in fifty six volumes, of which this is no. 9; 9.75 x 6.5 inches; Vol X: xxxvii, 332 pages; Vol XI: xii, 352 pages; Vol XII: xxi, 375 pages; numerous black and white lithographic plates throughout with captioned tissue guards. Three large volumes bound in full green Morocco with banded spines and and decorative gilt embossing to front and spine; top edges gilt; fore edges untrimmed, internal boards front and rear elaborately embossed and decorated with floral design and author's initials, silk end papers, exlibris book plates for J[ohn] Wesley Ladd (a prominent Portland historical family), spines of volumes 11 & 12 are sunned to brown, light wear at extremities, small scuff mark to middle of spine of volume 11 (XI), fore edges lightly browned, else clean, bright and sound. Dickens fifth novel was his first historical novel, his second and last being A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens was inspired by the historical novels popularized by Sir Walter Scott (The Waverley Novels, Ivanhoe) and Barnaby Rudge was to be his first serious work of literature.
ENGLISH LITERATURE FINE BINDING DECORATIVE LEATHER BOUND CLASSIC LIT