Victoria Edition of the Pickwick PapersCharles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With Illustrations by R. Seymour, R. W. Buss, Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") and J. Leech. In Two Volumes. Volume I. [II.]. London: Chapman and Hall Limited, 1887.
Proofs of the Victoria Edition, limited to 2,000 copies, of which 500 copies feature plates printed upon India paper. Two octavo volumes. xlvii, 430; xi, 439 pages. Fifty-one illustrated plates, some mounted on India paper.
Publisher's green cloth covers with the front cover illustrated and lettered in gilt. The spine is lettered in gilt. Top and bottom edges rough trimmed, fore-edges untrimmed. Dark brown coated endpapers. Previous owner's bookplates affixed to the front pastedown endpapers. Front wrapper facsimile of the original printing in parts is at the rear following the facsimile of Charles Dickens' presentation copy inscription. Some rubbing to the covers, slightly bumped corners and head and foot of the spines, small scratch to the front cover of Volume I, previous owner's inscription on the half-title page of both volumes. Altogether very good copies.
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