By Charles Dickens
London   Chapman and Hall
7" by 5" [7], viii-xvi, 496; [3], vi-xii, 294; [3], ii-iv, 330; [5], vi-vii, 344; [3], vi-x, 515; [3], vi, 543; [3], 2-258, 240; [3], 2-251, 266pp
An attractively bound collection of the eight most popular novels of the Victorian author Charles Dickens, illustrated.
By Charles Dickens

1850-6 Martin Chuzzlewit Oliver Twist Barnaby Rudge Old Curiosity Shop Nicholas Nickleby Dombey and Son Little Dorrit Bleak House

London   Chapman and Hall
7" by 5" [7], viii-xvi, 496; [3], vi-xii, 294; [3], ii-iv, 330; [5], vi-vii, 344; [3], vi-x, 515; [3], vi, 543; [3], 2-258, 240; [3], 2-251, 266pp
An attractively bound collection of the eight most popular novels of the Victorian author Charles Dickens, illustrated.
£650.00
: 5kgs / : 699P26

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Illustrated, Leather Binding

In eight volumes. A collection of the most popular novels of Charles Dickens. 'Martin Chuzzlewit', published in 1850. Illustrated by Frank Stone with a frontispiece. Collated, complete. 'Oliver Twist', published in 1850. Bound without frontispiece by George Cruikshank. 'Barnaby Rudge', published in 1857. Illustrated with a frontispiece. Collated, complete. Prior owner's ink inscription to the head of the title page, 'Mary Hobson'. 'Old Curiosity Shop', published in 1857. Illustrated with a frontispiece by George Cruikshank. Collated, complete. Prior owner's ink inscription to the head of the title page, 'Mary Hobson'. 'Nicholas Nickleby', undated. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and seven plates. Collated, complete. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper, 'Mary Hobson'. 'Dombey and Son', undated, illustrated with a frontispiece, and seven plates. Collated, complete. 'Little Dorrit', two volumes bound in one undated, illustrated with a frontispiece to each volume. Collated, complete. Prior owner's ink inscription to the head of the title page of Volume I, 'Mary Hobson'. 'Bleak House', two volumes bound in one, undated, illustrated with a frontispiece to each volume. Collated, complete. Prior owner's ink inscription to the head of the title page, 'Mary Hobson'. Charles Dickens is of course one of the most famous novelists who has ever lived, his books being read worldwide by old and young. His novels often showed a grittier side to Victorian London, being associated with the dark and grimy city in novels like 'Oliver Twist', with the term 'Dickensian' being used to describe anything like that.

Condition

In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Minor fading and rubbing to the spines. A little bumping to the extremities. A few spots to the fore edge. A little fading to the joints of 'Oliver Twist'. Light rubbing to the boards. Rear hinge of 'Oliver Twist' is starting but firm. Front hinge of 'Nicholas Nickleby' is starting but firm. Front hinge of 'Little Dorrit' is starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with the odd spot. Small tidemark to the frontispiece of 'Martin Cuzzlewit'.

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