Sale 2497 - Lot 11
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
NONESUCH PRESS / DICKENS, CHARLES. The Nonesuch Dickens. Edited by Arthur Waugh, Hugh Walpole, Walter Dexter, and Thomas Hatton. Plate and text illustrations from the original steel plates and woodblocks. 24 volumes plus box containing an original woodblock and a printed pull from it. Large 8vo, original publisher's buckram in various colors with black leather spine labels lettered in gilt, a few spines faded, some moderate rubbing, woodblock plate is a bit foxed and toned. Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1937-38
one of 877 sets of the limited edition, with an original woodblock of an illustration used for the Chapman and Hall first edition. This block is titled "The Dutch Bottle" drawn by Marcus Stone and was used as the frontispiece for Volume 20, Our Mutual Friend. The certificate of authenticity from Chapman and Hall, Signed by Arthur Waugh, is laid in.