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    Charles Dickens. Nonesuch Press. The Personal History of David Copperfield. Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1937.

    One volume from the Nonesuch Dickens edition limited to 877 copies. Large octavo. xxiv, 871 pages. 43 illustrated plates.

    Publisher's red buckram covers with the spine featuring a black morocco gilt lettering label. Top edge gilt. Negligible rubbing to the covers, very light bumping to the corners and head and foot of the spine. Altogether, an excellent copy in near fine condition.

    Nonesuch Press was a private London press founded in 1922 by Francis Maynell which utilized small hand presses to conceive the book design, but then printed the actual copies with commercial printers to allow for high quality at lower prices. The text of this edition follows the Charles Dickens Edition issued in 1868 - 1870, including the marginal captions by Dickens. The delightful illustrations by Phiz, Hablot Knight Browne, were taken from the original edition published in 1850. From the H. Barry Morris Collection.

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