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Dickens, Charles, 1812–1870

Our mutual friend.

Bloomsbury : The Nonesuch Press, 1938.
Scotland : R. & R. Clark Ltd., 1937.
Physical Description:
xviii, [2], 927, [3] pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR4568 .A1 1938
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
"This edition of Our Mutual Friend, part of the Nonesuch Dickens designed by Francis Meynell, is limited to 877 copies. The text has been printed in Great Britain by R. & R. Clark Ltd., in this specially-cut version of Martin's type; the illustrations have been pulled by hand from the original plates by A. Alexander and Sons; the binding is executed by the Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Co., Ltd.; and the paper was made by the Worthy Paper Company Association of West Springfield."--Colophon.
"The text of this volume follows the "Charles Dickens" Edition which Dickens himself revised. The headlines of right-hand pages in that Edition are printed in the margins of this book against the relevant passages. The illustrations and the cover-design of the Monthly Parts are printed from the blocks engraved for the original edition, and the Cheap Edition frontispiece, also printed from the original block, has been added."--Page V.
Dreyfus, J. History of the Nonesuch Press, p. 241
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in beige buckram.
After John Harmon is murdered on his way to marry Bella Wilfer and receive a large inheritance, his father's assistant, Nicodemus Boffin, becomes the new heir and adopts Bella, who evokes an uncommon interest from Boffin's assistant.
Subject Terms:
English fiction -- 19th century.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Social classes -- Fiction.
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Photomechanical prints -- 1937.
Love stories.
Meynell, Francis, 1891-1975, book designer.
Nonesuch Press, publisher.
R. & R. Clark (Firm), printer.
Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Co., binder.

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