Lot 59 of 302:
With a signed letter by Dickens, limited ed. 1/15  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$4,800
Estimate:
$8,000 - $12,000

Title:
The Works of Charles Dickens
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Place:
New York
Publisher:
R.G. Newbegin Co.
Date:
1902
Description:

60 volumes.  Engraved plates from the original etchings and engravings by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") and other illustrators mounted on India paper, including; all with tissue-guards. Each volume with watercolors by Kyd, some volumes with original watercolors by an unattributed artist. (8vo) 10x6¾, full red levant morocco, covers and spines decoratively tooled in gilt, cover ornaments with blue morocco onlays, raised bands, inner gilt dentelles, green morocco doublures decoratively stamped in gilt with red and black morocco floral onlays, moiré silk endpapers, all edges gilt. No. 11 of 15 numbered sets. "Edition Definitive."

Sumptuous set, elegantly produced and beautifully bound. Included with the set, as issued, is an autographed letter signed by Charles Dickens tipped-in to a flyleaf of Vol. I, dated 7 August, 1851. Tipped in to another flyleaf is a cancelled check with Dickens' signature. 

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Condition:
Spines sunned a bit, with rubbing at spine ends, some volumes stained; dampstaining to a few volumes, front hinge of Volume I starting, a few detached plates; manuscript letter with dampstaining and smudged ink, check with minor dampstains; overall very good or better.
 
Item number:
308652
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