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RACKHAM, ARTHUR; DICKENS, CHARLES; LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB - Chimes, the

Title: Chimes, the
Description: London: Printed by George W. Jones for Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1931. Rackham Rings Dickens' Chimes [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator], DICKENS, Charles. The Chimes. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by Edward Wagenkecht. London: Printed by George W. Jones for Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1931. Limited to 1500 copies signed by the artist, this being copy number 622. Small folio ( 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 in; 293 x 190 mm). xxxii, [4], 128, [2] pp. Six full page illustrations and fourteen drawings in black and white. Publisher's original pictorial buckram. Top edge gilt. Slight fading (1 inch) to front and lower boards at spine. A near fine copy in the publisher's pictorial slipcase with matching limitation number. Introduction writer Edward Wagenknecht (1900-2004) "was the last surviving great scholar bookman to be born at the end of the Victorian era. He wrote two seminal works on the English and American novel, and a long line of critical literary biographies from 1929 to 1994.. His first major biography [was] The Man Charles Dickens: A Victorian Portrait (1929).. Two years later Wagenknecht successfully persuaded Arthur Rackham to illustrate Dickens's Christmas tale The Chimes for the Limited Editions Club" Latimore and Haskell p. 67. .

Keywords: DICKENS, Charles Limited Editions Club

Price: US$ 950.00 Seller: David Brass Rare Books (ABAA/ILAB)
- Book number: 02675


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