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Dickens, Charles, 1812–1870

Barnaby Rudge.

Bloomsbury : The Nonesuch Press, 1937.
Physical Description:
xix, [3], 685, [3] pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR4555 .A1 1937
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Dreyfus, J. History of the Nonesuch Press, page 239
"This edition of Barnaby Rudge, 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 a specially-cut version of Martin's type; 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's Works issued in 1868-1870. 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 illustrations are the wood-engravings designed by 'Phiz' and Cattermole for the first publication of the story as part of 'Master Humphrey's Clock' in 1840 and 1841. The original wood-blocks have been used for all the illustrations except the frontispiece and those on pages 93, 222, 316 and 665, which are printed from electrotyped facsimiles moulded on the original blocks (these last having broken or lost). We have added the frontispiece made for the Cheap Edition of 1849 (printed from a process-block) and the two engraved title-pages by "Phiz" for the Library Edition of 1858-1850, printed from the original steels. The wood-blocks for the pictorial initial letters have been lost and the initials are reproduced here by means of process-blocks. The "P" on page 250 was evidently engraved the wrong way about; but we have thought better not to alter it."--Page v.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original blue buckram.
Novel set during the anti-Catholic riots of 1780.
Subject Terms:
Apprentices -- Fiction.
Gordon Riots, 1780 -- Fiction.
Locksmiths -- Fiction.
London (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Political fiction.
Etchings -- 1937.
Wood engravings -- 1937.
Meynell, Francis, 1891-1975, book designer.
Nonesuch Press, publisher.
R. & R. Clark (Firm), printer.
Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Co., binder.

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