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    Edition De Luxe of the Gadshill Edition, with an Autograph Letter Signed by Dickens

    Charles Dickens. The Works of Charles Dickens. In thirty-four [i.e. thirty-eight] volumes. With introductions, general essay, and notes by Andrew Lang. London: Chapman & Hall, 1903. Edition de Luxe of the Gadshill Edition, one of 130 numbered sets, this being number 126. Thirty-eight octavo volumes, including Miscellaneous Papers, in two volumes. Edition de Luxe with illustrations on Japanese paper; engraved frontispieces, vignette titles, and plates, after the originals. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in half green crushed morocco over marbled boards. Gilt spines with five raised bands, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Spines are slightly and uniformly faded. Some light rubbing to extremities, a couple volumes bumped at the corners with very slight loss, a few joints with wear and rubbing. Rear joint starting on Volume I of Pickwick Papers, and with a chip to the top spine corner of front board on the same volume. Hinges sound. A very good set.
    [Together With:] Autograph Note Signed by Dickens, tipped into the first volume of Pickwick, with a strong example of his signature and the usual flourish beneath, dated Friday the Sixteeth December, 1859. On Tavistock House stationery, Dickens describes himself as being "...altogether unable to accept your interesting invitation."
    From the collection of Lucy Doheny Battson, consigned by her heirs.

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