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    [Phiz]. Hablot K. Browne. [Original steel plate from The Pickwick Papers]. The Rival Editors. London: Messrs. Chapman & Hall Ltd., [undated]. Engraved steel plate, numbered 144, housed in custom maroon clamshell; includes pull of the plate and letter of authentication from Chapman & Hall, Ltd signed by Arthur Waugh. Black spine label stamped in gilt. 8.1875 x 5 inches; 208 x 127 mm. Some very minor surface-level pocking and spotting, especially to bottom half of plate. Edges of mat slightly faded. Light wear at extremities of clamshell. Near fine. Authentication letter on Chapman & Hall, Ltd. letterhead reads: "This steel plate... is one of the steel plates engraved by H. K. Browne ('Phiz') for Messrs. Chapman & Hall Ltd., by whom its authenticity is hereby guaranteed." One of the 877 engraved steel plates presented to subscribers of The Nonesuch Dickens, Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1938. From the collection of Jerome P. O'Connor.

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