Description[Charles Dickens]. Frederick G. Kitton. Charles Dickens by Pen and Pencil. And A Supplement ... [and:] Additional Illustrations to Charles Dickens by Pen and Pencil and to the Supplement. London: Frank T. Sabin ... [and] John F. Dexter, -1890, 1891.
First editions. Eighteen parts in two folio volumes (14.125 x 10.625 inches; 360 x 270 mm.). Series title-page (with "First Volume" printed below mounted illustration), general title-page, and Additional Illustrations title page bound at the beginning of volume I; second series title-page (with "First Volume" printed below mounted illustration) bound in volume II. With wrappers for the first eight parts bound at the end of volume I; and wrapper for parts IX through XV and I through V of the supplement bound at the end of volume II. Numerous engraved plates, portraits, facsimiles, and text illustrations. Tissue guards with letterpress printed captions.
Near contemporary half crimson morocco over red cloth boards, spines lettered and ruled in gilt in compartments, four raised bands, edges very lightly sprinkled red. A very few instances of light spotting or smudges to margins. Overall a near-fine copy, very bright and fresh.
A lovely copy of this landmark work of Dickensia. Originally issued in thirteen monthly parts during 1889-1890, the five-part supplement was issued in 1890, with the Additional Illustrations appearing the following year. From the H. Barry Morris Collection.
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