The Life of Charles Dickens. Memorial Edition, in Two Volumes: With 500 Portraits, Facsimiles and Other Illustrations. Collected, Arranged, and Annotated by B. W. Matz.

By: Forster, John & B. W. Matz, (editor)

Price: $375.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+


Facsimile covers, manuscript & photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 996 pages; 1st US issue of this extra-illustrated Memorial Edition edited by B. W. Matz. No date given at front, this edition is made up from plates printed by T. And A. Constable, Edinburgh. The title page is a cancel with the Lippincott masthead imprint added for the exported US edition. The binding design matches that of the 1911 Chapman & Hall London edition save for the change to Lippincott in lieu of Chapman at the base of the cloth spines. Dark blue cloth with double blind ruled borders to boards; elaborate decorative title design in gilt to spine with the CD monogramed letters framing the JF inner monogram, repeated to the upper board at center. This Memorial edition issued from Forster's revised edition text but with substantial additions collected by Matz including numerous facsimile wrapper designs from 1st edition Dickens, titles, portrait reproduction, photographs of locations and persons etc. Both volumes snugly bound and neat with mild shelf rub apparent to cloth at tips and light crimping and superficial stress at spine ends. Xxxiv, 481, [1]; xxvi, 515 pp. Errata sheet tipped in between xxii and xxiii in Vol I. Handsome set in the uncommon 1st US edition - printed and bound in England using a Lippincott imprint on a cancel title page. Overall VG+ ... Oversize book set will require additional charges for most methods of shipping.

Title: The Life of Charles Dickens. Memorial Edition, in Two Volumes: With 500 Portraits, Facsimiles and Other Illustrations. Collected, Arranged, and Annotated by B. W. Matz.

Author Name: Forster, John & B. W. Matz, (editor)

Categories: Modern 1st editions, Literature, Belle Lettres,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott: 1911

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 30237