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    Charles Dickens. [The Nonesuch Dickens]. Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1937-1938. First Nonesuch edition, limited to 877 sets, each including an original engraved steel plate or a woodblock, this set featuring Hablot K. Browne's [Phiz] "The old Couple" from Sketches of Young Couples and includes a pull taken from plate with letter of authenticity signed by Arthur Waugh. Twenty-three octavo volumes, with steel plate housed in matching clamshell case. Various paginations. Frontispieces, numerous illustrations, mostly in-text. Printed in the United Kingdom on Worthy rag paper. Publisher's uniformly-styled linen buckram, gilt-lettered black morocco labels affixed to spines; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Bindings with general, very minor shelf wear at the extremities; very faint fading to some spines. Page edges lightly foxed with some mild dust soiling to the top edges; endpapers also foxed; some offsetting from illustrations. Near fine. Includes Nonesuch Dickensiana. Retrospectus and Prospectus. Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1937. First edition. Illustrated, with facsimile plates of the original wrappers. An exceptional complete set. The limitation was determined by the number of original illustrated plates used in the first editions by Chapman and Hall. Gimbel D212. From the collection of Jerome P. O'Connor.

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