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Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Little Dorrit.

Bloomsbury : The Nonesuch Press, 1937.
Scotland : R. & R. Clark, 1937.
Physical Description:
xx, 852 pages, [42] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR4562 .A1 1937
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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"This edition of Little Dorrit, 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 printed in this volume is taken from the 'Charles Dickens' edition of Dickens' Works issued in 1868-70. Dickens himself revised this edition for the press, striking out or altering words here and there and making extensive changes in punctuation. A few indisputable misprints which escaped his eye have now been corrected. The captions written by Dickens to go at the head of right-hand pages in the 'Charles Dickens' edition are printed in the margins of this volume against the relevant passages. The original illustrations are printed from steel plates etched by Phiz for the first edition of 1855-57, and are supplemented by the two title-pages engraved by him for the Library Edition of 1859, and the frontispiece by Marcus Stone for the Cheap Edition of 1861, printed from the original woodblock."--Page v.
Dreyfus, J. History of the Nonesuch Press, p. 239
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original dark blue buckram.
Subject Terms:
Children of prisoners -- Fiction.
Debt, Imprisonment for -- Fiction.
English fiction -- 19th century.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Marshalsea Prison (Southwark, London, England) -- Fiction.
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Etchings -- 1937.
Didactic fiction.
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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